This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Vincent Dublado for Readers' Favorite
You have probably read a viral article about persons seeing religious images in the most unlikely places and objects like an animal cracker, bread toast, clouds, or a wall. In the case of author Lisa Leikam, she found a life-changing sign from heaven that mysteriously formed in her trashcan. In her book, Captured In A Life Case For Truth: What Lies Within, she recounts that the nature of her experience is one that she considers a spiritual awakening. She opens up to express that all the events taking place in her life, from the explainable to the mystical, are all revelations of God’s grace coming to her in a time when she needed Him most. The image, made of ashes, to which she refers to as the totem of souls, has become instrumental in her spiritual healing journey.
Think of Captured In A Life Case For Truth as narrative memorabilia. Leikam’s writings attest to the fact that the heart and mind are important players in our spiritual life. She leaves her heart and mind open to the possibilities that Providence can give signs in the most unexpected and bizarre ways. And why not? God manifested Himself as a burning bush to Moses, did He not? As the scientific community refers to this perception as face pareidolia, in which the brain helps produce expectation of what an image should look like (and it is perfectly normal), you cannot help but admire Leikam for elaborating her perception into a profound epiphany. Now that is what you call faith. It is taking her trust in an image and interpreting it as the rock on which she stands. To anyone who thinks that faith has no more power to move mountains, Leikam’s personal journey will make you rethink.