Prisms Caregiving is a place to celebrate all that makes up the crazy colors of caregiving. We'll share joys, sorrows, news, resources, and hopes for the future. Join us for fun and fellowship in the days ahead as we step out from the shadows together and into God's glorious light.
Out from the Shadows
is a devotional with thirty-one inspirational segments. Each chapter includes a
verse at the beginning, a short life lesson, a personalized prayer, and a
section for private reflections. Written by author Pam Thorson, she offers
Caregivers a peaceful reprise from their weary-laden days.
I know that in writing this review, I will be a bit biased in
favor of my Mom’s book. I would say that you’re probably right, but I wanted to
give her one, anyways. Since I’m a book reviewer, I couldn’t possibly say no to
adding my own thoughts to her two titles (her first book is Song in the Night). Putting that all
aside, I wanted to pen an honest and detailed analysis of Out from the Shadows.
While Out from the
Shadows is geared towards Caregivers, it is not exclusive to that niche.
Anyone can pick up a copy of this title and find the same encouragement from
within. What I liked most about this devotional, is the secluded area for my
own personal reflections. There’s a set of five questions arranged at the end
of every chapter with extra lines for written notes. Love it when a devo has
this! I am inadvertently a notetaker, so I need lots and lots of space for my
I like to list my favorite devotionals/chapters and book
quotes into my book reviews. Here’s mine for Out from the Shadows - Chapter One: Jimmy’s Hunger. This chapter is
dear to my heart because it’s a true tidbit from the childhood of my Grandpa –
an amazing man of God. I don’t want to reveal why, exactly. You will need to
read it and find out for yourself. Favorite book quote is, “My dad’s hunger for
God inspired my own search for life’s meaning. His determination to break free
has challenged me to wear my heavenly Father’s name with integrity and leave a
legacy my family can be proud to claim.”
The book cover is perfect for the theme surrounding Out from the Shadows. I’m reviewing the
paperback copy, so I can really see the transition from black to white on the
image. It portrays a beautiful message to Caregivers that we can walk out from
beneath our burdens and into a state of joy.
I am honored to be a part of my Mom’s authorship. Being her
Office Assistant has been a blessing, and I wanted to honor her hard work with
my acknowledgment in this book review. Normally, I mention if I received a book in
exchange for my honest review. In this case, I bought a copy of Out from the Shadows for my own use
without the agreement of writing a book review. In other words, I did not
receive a copy from the author or publishing house in exchange for a review –
still honest, however! Hehe.
There is obviously no area on Amazon for any
autographed copies of my Mom’s books. If you’d like a signed paperback edition
of Out from the Shadows, please send me an e-mail here. Be sure to also read Pam
Thorson’s first self-published book, Song in the Night: One Family’s Journey from Darkness to Dawn – a true life
chronicle on our family’s response to a tragic accident.