Saturday, October 5, 2013

Title: Three Trees Stood in a Forest
Author: Richard McCormack
Genre: Devotional 

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Book Summary: Three trees stood in a forest: one was rushed through his life, forced to play the roll he didn't want. The other was scarred, abused, and stained always living with the memory. Finally, their was the youngest who was insulted and never given the chance to be someone. All three represent some part of us--rushed, abused, insulted; yet who we are is never determined by our circumstance, but by Jesus 

Not all of us are scarred, abused, and stained, but some of us, because of a decision we made early in life, are destined to play a part of life we do not wish to play. 

Then again we might be living a life of contradiction. A life that we live only because we were never given a chance. We were called names and told we would never amount to anything. We were told this so often that we finally believed it was true and have given in to the lie.

Then there is the life that shows the marks of anger, bitterness, and rage. This life does not diminish the other two lives, this life simply shows the scars, the battle wounds, and the ugliness of life. All three lives are scarred and abused. All three carry with them the hurt and anger of years. All three touch each of us in some way. But it need not end there.


Book Review: 
This is a very well-written book. With only 33 pages this is a fast read and is over before you know it. The book is broken down into six mini chapters about the three trees. The story is very meaningful and the reader will get a lot out of this book. 

I highly recommend this book. 

About Author:
On every gravestone there are two dates. One recounts the day the person was born, the other when they died. Yet between those two dates dwells a dash that represents the entire sum of the persons life; it is in this dash Richard D. McCormack has dedicated his life to helping people in need.

Born in California and reared in the southwest, Richard has been part of many cultures. Growing up the second son of a preacher he has seen the good and bad that ministry has to offer. After seeing the devastation of abuse to his fifteen month old daughter, the loss of friends, and the slow decay of Parkinson on his body, Richard has made it his mission to help others find peace in their struggles. 

A graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Wort, he has been the pastor of five churches, two of which he started. Today, Richard is the pastor of Southern Baptist Church, Rush Springs, Oklahoma. He is also a prolific author of devotions, articles, and books that help people overcome their struggles.

Richard is the author of several books including "All or Nothing," "Does This Christian Thing Work?," and "It Is Well . . .," which is about one family's devotion to see God and understand His love as their life cycles through the repeating phases of tragedy and hope.

Richard is also a noted classical portrait photographer and photojournalist. His work has appeared in magazines and papers around the world.

Today, Richard is writing a fictional six part mini-series called "Living Darkness," that examines the role demons and angels have on mankind.



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