I want to start out this review by explaining just how amazing this book was for me. It really touched my heart in a way that I never could expected. The author Znachko never imagined that God would send her her to help heal the pain of others. It was a transforming experiences for her.
This all starts out with a headline of a baby body being found in a dumpster. The author was so upset by this she inquired about any type of burial they were having, something that each child should have. This sparked what would become to be know as the He Knows Your Name Ministries. Which was something that was laid upon this wonderful authors heart.
She tells many heartbreaking stories of families and loved ones who have died. I was touched in some way by every story. I felt myself wanting to be involved with this ministry. Many of these stories were incredible hard to read. These are stories of loss, heart break, and the unimaginable pain of losing a child. I want to warn people that have lost a child, I believe this would be extremely encouraging but precede with caution. It was so encouraging to read about how others got involved. They provided items needed for memorials and in some cases were present for them.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an complete independent and honest review.
When the evening news reported a dead baby abandoned in a local dumpster, Linda Znachko's comfortable life changed. She was suddenly convicted--God was asking her to provide a dignified burial for this tiny lost child.
Linda said yes. She had no idea where that first small yes would lead. Linda found herself in places she never dreamed she would be: at the graveside of the child of an abused mother; by the side of a mother fighting for her lost child; and at the funeral of a Texas stripper who died two days before her baptism but left a legacy of love behind.
When Linda stepped out of her comfort zone and into these implausible places with people she was unlikely to otherwise encounter, she discovered the life she never knew she wanted--a life of saying yes to God whenever He asks.
Today, Linda has a ministry that gives children a name in life, and dignity and honor in death. When she shares her stories of broken lives redeemed, other broken people respond, and so the ripple effects of that long-ago yes continue to spread, touching lives that yearn for healing, and underscoring the fact that every life matters to God.