Despite the fact that this book is not written by a Canadian writer or published in Canada, it is a book that I love and would like to share with all of you. If you like butterflies, and if you are interested in deeper things than our world, this book just may be for you.
Here is my review of Box of Butterflies by Roma Downey.
I read a most magnificent book a few weeks ago that I would love to share with you here. It is one of these books that really make you appreciate life more than ever before.
The title and book cover caught my eye when I was visiting my library in early June. I was in the middle of reading a few books. So, I actually waited a while to read it. However, when I finally got to read it, my summer was completely renewed and restored with the peace and tranquility of a box of butterflies. How wonderful can that be!!
Roma has had her own share of ups and downs. Her Mom died when she was very young. It took her a long time to come to terms with the death and to move on. But she did through God’s grace. This was a very reflective time for her.
Life has been quite tumultuous for her. But she always had hope and peace in her heart–despite all the trials and tribulations of her life. Butterflies have always been a reminder to her of God’s constant presence in her life, even in the darkest of times. I can certainly agree with Roma. I also love butterflies, and I find that they transport me to places not yet seen.
Although Roma misses her mom daily, she believes that she will see her again one day. These butterflies almost remind Roma of her mom. They are signs of God’s goodness in the world. This book sure was a box of butterflies for me. I will contact the author and tell her how wonderful her book really was.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants to be inspired to look beyond our material world to a world that is beautiful. And it is in the small moments–like a butterfly landing on a flower, that we can regain that tranquility in our world and heart.
Thank you Roma for such a wonderful book! This is the best book I read so far this year!!
Irene S. Roth