Sarah Rodriguez experienced more loss and heartache in a short period of time than most people will endure in a lifetime. Infertility. Miscarriage. Her husband Joel’s cancer diagnosis (not once, but twice). Her husband’s death. Her two-week-old baby girl in a fight for her life. . . And still, Sarah clung to her faith. From Depths We Rise is a miraculous story of hope and overcoming. Sarah's is a journey of beauty from ashes, of marching toward purpose out of the pain. Her awe-inspiring story will encourage you to grasp tightly to your faith and to rise above even the most daunting of circumstances.
Sarah Rodriguez is a graduate of Victory Bible College in Tulsa and currently resides Oklahoma. She is a writer, a speaker, and is active in her church community through worship and other avenues of serving. She was blessed to be married to her husband Joel for 8 incredible years. She is Mommy to Milo and Ellis.
Here is what I thought........
I'm not sure if I can even find the words to describe this book. This book touched me deep down into the most hidden parts of my heart. I read this book in one sitting. I really felt as if Sarah and I were friends and we were having a conversation about her life. It reads very much like Sarah is talking one on one with you. From page one I was hooked and ready to know anything and everything she wanted to tell me. I began to see as I read that this book was going to make me an emotional wreck as I read. The things that Sarah went through are almost unbelievable. As I read I kept thinking, surly this isn't a true story, maybe I got a fiction book by mistake, but as unbelievable as it was, it was real and painful and heartbreaking. I cannot imagine going through anything close to what she went through in such a short amount of time. Sarah's strong faith in Christ is most definitely what kept me reading. I needed to see how she handled each situation and I had to know the rest of the story. I had to see the conclusion of all these unbearable circumstances to know that it really can work out for good. The thing that I found most profound about this book is how Sarah never lost her faith. Sure she questioned God, Sure she begged for it to stop but in the end she always submitted her life and the lives of her husband and children to God and never let that go. This was a great example to me and helped me to see some things in my walk with the Lord that could use some work. I LOVED this book and I would highly recommend it to anyone. I received this book for free from the publisher. A positive review was not required. All opinions expressed are my own.