Saturday, June 16, 2012

Book Review: In All Things; Giving Thanks When Hope Seems Lost

About the Book:
Experience an incredible journey that will make you laugh out loud and cry tears of joy and sorrow. Learn how one miraculous encounter with God created an unshakeable faith that would later give Laura Smith the strength to face the near death of her oldest daughter.

About the Author: 
Laura Smith works as a medical coding and reimbursement specialist in Northern Minnesota. She spent her youth on a small dairy farm in Northeast Minnesota. She was married two weeks after her high school graduation. Three years and two children later, she was facing divorce and single parenthood. She moved to a college town in north central MN where she hoped to earn a degree and make a life for her and her two young daughters. There she met and married the love of her life. Together they embarked on a life together as a ready-made family facing all the challenges that comes with it. They had no idea that the life experiences they walked through early on and one life altering event would prepare them for the ultimate challenge, the possible death of their daughter.

In All Things: Giving Thanks When Hope Seems Lost is Smith’s spiritual journey through, divorce, single parenting, raising a bipolar child, desiring a baby so desperately and then after being told it wasn’t possible, becoming pregnant and then losing the miracle through miscarriage. “I share the most intimate and painful moments through those experiences, and the amazing vision the Lord gave me when I was at the deepest part of despair that instantly healed my broken heart, gave me hope and a purpose to live again,” shared Smith.

Her book is touching and Smith opening shares about a faith so strong it caused instant healing and allowed her to be hopeful in all things life throws at her. Smith shared, “Knowing that He has a plan and we just need to see things through His eyes, to see the gold in these life issues; because there is ALWAYS gold.”

Get a sneak peek of the book at

Laura Smith is currently in a virtual book tour with World of Ink Network and working on scheduling a few speaking engagements at some local Women’s Aglow meetings. You can find out more about Laura Smiths’ World of Ink Author/Book Tour at

You can find Laura Smith’s book at Halo Publishing:
As well as all major online booksellers such as, Barnes & etc. You can purchase either the paperback copy or as an e-book.  Of course if you purchase the paperback through Halo, you will receive an autographed copy.

You can follow any other events and upcoming books on Laura Smith’s Facebook and Twitter pages, which she regularly updates.



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