Book: God Makes Lemonade: True Stories that Sweeten and Inspire
Author: Don Jacobson
About the Author:
A Living Lemonade Story
Hi, I’m Don Jacobson, and I’m a walking, talking lemonade story.
Back in 1980, I was a happily married twenty-four-year-old who enjoyed a physically demanding job in commercial construction. I knew my future was bright, and I knew what it would take to get there: hard work, planning, and dedication.
Then, one winter night, a shooting accident changed everything.
I nearly died as I lay for hours in a freezing field. I spent nine agonizing days in critical condition, and nearly a month in the hospital. When I left, things looked bleak, and I could no longer physically provide for my family.
It took a while for that lemon to become lemonade, but in the end it was wonderfully sweet. I began to work in publishing, and the shape of my life changed forever. Now, twenty-five years later, I see that not being able to work with my hands forced me to work with my head and heart, and both my family and my career became better than I could ever have imagined.
My wife, Brenda, and I know that the hardships of life have molded our characters and turned us into people we would never have been apart from the pain. Looking back, I wouldn’t trade the hardest times of my life for anything, because they led me toward something better.
When I share my lemonade story with friends, two amazing things happen. My story inspires others and gives them hope. Then, almost without fail, my friends excitedly tell me their lemonade story, and I’m filled with inspiration and hope in return.
Recently it hit me: we all have lemonade stories—so what would happen if we could share them with the people around the world who need them most?
That’s the dream of the God Makes Lemonade series. Thank you for being a part of this community of storytellers. Lemonade stories can help heal hearts and transform lives.
What’s your story?
My thoughts: When I received the book, I really didn’t know what to expect. The title alone caught my attention. As I started reading I knew my life would never be the same again. This is a wonderful book of real life stories from people like you and me. I am sure you can relate to one story or another. I found myself reflecting on my own experiences and how God was there for my throughout many circumstances and situations. I cried while reading, I laughed, and I began to hope again. I was truly inspired because of the personal testimonies told in this book. Instead of short stories, I call them a testify session. I literally felt like I was right there with every story. Let the healing begin, that is what I began to feel as I read this book. I am sure you will enjoy reading God Makes Lemonade as much as I did.
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book courtesy of GlassRoads Pr in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any way. Any thoughts and or opinions expressed were solely my own.