Thursday, February 28, 2013

Book Review - "Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey


Back at the beginning of the month, I told you that I would be doing a review of my friend Lisa M. Buske's book, Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey.

This is one of those books that is difficult to put down once you pick it up.  It chronicles Lisa's journey from discovering that her 18 year old sister, Heidi Allen, had been kidnapped from a local convenience store where she was working in 1994.  One man is in prison for the kidnapping and presumed death, and his accomplice was acquitted.

This poignant story shares the journey that Lisa has taken from disbelief, fear, pain, anger, and despair and finally, to acceptance and peace.  She shares how God used this unbelievable tragedy to draw her to Himself.

At the end of the book, there is a section on reflection and questions that correspond with each chapter.  I really enjoyed some of the questions she posed, and they challenged me and made me think!

One of the first things that struck me about Lisa when I met her was her smile and laugh.  I always am so encouraged by her joyful spirit that shines through.  After all she has been through, it is wonderful to see how her love for other people and the Lord shines.

Where's Heidi? will be released on April 3rd, the date of Heidi Allen's disappearance.  You will definitely want to purchase a copy of this book.  It can be found through amazon.com and Lisa also has information about the book on her website, Lisa M. Buske.