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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

BOOK REVIEW: Desperate Hope


Desperate Hope is the story of the tragic death of 23 year old Rick Pearson, brother to the author, Candi Pearson-Shelton.   

Rick Pearson’s life was taken by leukemia in 2005, and he left behind not only his immediate family, but his fiancee’ Suzanne.   Candi writes about her personal struggle related to her brother’s death and how her faith was rocked.  Losing her brother caused Candi to ask a lot of questions and it also helped her solidify her faith in Christ.  This book details her journey and ability to find hope mixed with faith and in the end, proclaim that God is faithful – no matter what.   I found this book to be a beautiful expression of Candi’s faith and trust in God, and also a moving tribute to her brother.   What I found most inspiring about this book was at the very end  (Page 223).  Candi writes that all of the profits from the sale of this book are going to her brother’s memorial fund, called Legacy.   

Legacy supports various interests and organizations that Rick supported when he was alive – to learn more about this fund, visit

Candi Pearson-Shelton is a worship leader, songwriter, and independent artist. Known for her involvement with the Passion worship movement, she also wrote and performed the title track on the Dove-award-winning album, Glory Revealed. She and her husband Jonathan live in Southern California with their son, Elias.

This book was provided free for review by The B & B Media Group

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