I was excited to listen to this book, mainly because of the topic of gratitude and for the most part that message came through. However, I have to say I found the author's ramblings about the bad parts of his life a bit self serving at times,especially when followed up with the fact he was an attorney and he was divorced and lived in a bad apartment etc, etc. Sometimes I didn't want to hear about his "situation" and felt like the book didn't need it to make the point. The power of the thank you was enough to fill the pages, the stories of his friends that overcame and one's courage even as he succumbed to cancer were powerful and made the book a strong message that I will carry and in the end made it a good read. I appreciated what the author did to thank people for being thoughtful, nice, aware, and even just present. That made the book memorable in my mind and actually one of my favorite parts is at the end when he lists all of those people. Thank YOU!!!!!
Part of the reason I pick the books I do from Audible. com is so that I can be uplifted. I truly felt like I was changed after this book. I can certainly say I won't look at homelessness in the same way. I liked the relationship that Denver and Ron had and I feel liked I learned a lot from the relationship Denver had with God. Certainly a book that makes you think a little about our prejudices against Black/white, homelessness, and frankly even God. I liked the book.
I could not stop thinking about this book. I love Nick's spirit, his passion for life and his desire to make sure that the world knows how lucky we are. From his incredible stories of compassion and triumph to his quirky jokes I couldn't wait to listen to this book. I look forward to hearing more and I think every child should listen to or read this book.
Great story to make you think that there is something out there that is much bigger than we are. I enjoyed it and appreciated the innocence of the child and the purity of what he saw. I appreciated the way the parents hesitated to bring this story out for fear of the backlash,I really feel like there was a reason to share this vision.
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