Flash, by Rachel Anne Ridge

41DUASYPLCL__AA160_The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me about Life, Faith, and Second Chances is the most delightful story I have read in a long time. A bedraggled donkey and a stressed out family are serendipitously brought together in a heartwarming true tale of the unique blessings that animals can bring into our lives. This amazing writer uses humor and wit to share her family’s adventures with Flash, who shows up unexpectedly one night and captures their hearts with his quirky antics. The author sees his arrival as God’s special gift during a difficult season of life. Her journey of faith and trust is set in motion by her unlikely involvement with this donkey, who displays simple yet profound lessons in his daily activities that Ridge insightfully applies to her own life. Knowing whose you are, finding sanctuary in God alone, serving others in love, choosing gratitude and forgiveness . . . these are just some of the “lessons from Flash” described in this book. I also enjoyed the photos of Flash in each chapter and learning more about the roles donkeys have played in Biblical times and throughout history. A laugh out loud, hard to put down kind of book that uplifts the spirit and opens the eyes to see God’s goodness and glory in the simple things of daily life.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher through the Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for an honest appraisal.