Thursday, April 13, 2017
Review: This Life I Live by:Rory Feek
About the Book:
The Love Story that Captured a Nation’s Heart
Joey and Rory Feek were enjoying a steadily growing fan base in country music when Joey was diagnosed unexpectedly with a rapidly spreading cancer. This vibrant and beautiful young woman would soon be on a unique journey for which no one is ever fully prepared. Her husband, Rory, and children, Heidi, Hopie, and Indiana, were beside her each step of the way. Rory, a prolific songwriter, entrepreneur, farmer, and overall tender man, has seen God bless his life in countless unexpected ways and had started a blog, thislifeilive.com, not really knowing its purpose other than he needed to write. That purpose soon became clearer when Joey’s cancer battle hit.
By inviting so many into the final months of Joey’s life, this astounding couple captured the hearts of millions with their powerful love story, the manner in which they were handling the diagnosis, and the inspiring simple way they had chosen to live their lives.
In this vulnerable book, Rory takes us into his own challenging life story and shows what can happen when God brings both his presence and the right companion into our lives. He also gives never-before-revealed details on what he calls “the long goodbye,” the blessing of being able to know that life is going to end and taking advantage of it. Feek shows how we all are actually there already and how we can learn to live that way every day. He then goes into detail toward the end of the book on what it’s like to try to move on with your life once you’ve “had it all.”
I watched this story evolve myself, through the couple's Facebook page. The remarkable love that the two of them share is very similar to the love my husband and I have. They are both what seem to be good, hardworking people just trying to make it in this world. When Joey's sickness took a turn for the worse the world stood by and watched as love really did, hold them together. It was touching and heart breaking at the same time.
Rory is now left behind to care for their family and to show the world the dynamic legacy that this very kind woman left behind. He sits down with us in This Life I Live to share whats on his heart and helps us to see beyond our own circumstances to a life that has already been written for us we just have to "live it".
A beautiful love story handwritten by God gives us all hope in these troubled times.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.