Rare Bird

Product DetailsRare Bird
By Anna Whison-Donaldson
Retail Price $15.99
Amazon Price: $12.60

Book Description: 

On the other side of heartbreak, a story of hope rises.On an ordinary September day, twelve-year-old Jack is swept away in a freak neighborhood flood. His parents and younger sister are left to wrestle with the awful questions: How could God let this happen? And, Can we ever be happy again? They each fall into the abyss of grief in different ways. And in the days and months to come, they each find their faltering way toward peace.In Rare Bird, Anna Whiston-Donaldson unfolds a mother’s story of loss that leads, in time, to enduring hope. “Anna’s storytelling,” says Glennon Doyle Melton, “is raw and real and intense and funny.”

With this unforgettable account of a family’s love and longing, Anna will draw you deeper into a divine goodness that keeps us—beyond all earthly circumstances—safe.

This is a book about facing impossible circumstances and wanting to turn back the clock. It is about the flicker of hope in realizing that in times of heartbreak, God is closer than your own skin. It is about discovering that you’re braver than you think.


This is a great book of inspiration.  It is very thought provoking, and makes one wonder, is it a recount of a real event.  It is cleverly philosophical while being entertaining and enjoyable. It wrestles with some tough questions few dare to tackle about right, wrong, and the view you always had God. It doesn’t just tell you the author’s view, but leaves it open ended enough for the reader to journey with and wrestle alongside the main characters to their own conclusions. It is well written and a real page turner. This is one powerful read.

~Reviewed by Rosie B.