Reviewer’s Choice: THEM: The Richer Life Found in Caring for Others

Wisconsin Bookwatch: March 2017
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Midwest Book Review
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THEM: The Richer Life Found in Caring for Others” by John Certalic (Executive Director of Caring for Others, a missionary care ministry whose purpose is to strengthen and encourage missionaries, and those who send them) is a story of developing richer relationships by caring for others. Featuring real-life stories of people giving of themselves, expecting nothing, yet who gain everything in return that matters most, John Certalic also weaves his deeply personal story with the stories of others, to show how we can all become part of a much larger, more meaningful story than our own. Readers will be drawn into these life-giving narratives of forgiveness and reconciliation, honoring others, resolving conflict, listening well, and more. “THEM” is a story of hope found in viewing our past through the lens of grace. It is one that encourages us to recognize that when we focus on THEM, it leads to a better ME, resulting in a more fulfilling US. Thoroughly ‘reader friendly’ in organization and presentation, “THEM” is a life affirming and a potentially life changing read that is unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that “THEM” is also available in a Kindle format ($7.99).