Friday, September 22, 2017
Book Review: The Awakening of HK Derryberry by Jim Bradford with Andy Hardin
The Awakening of HK Derryberry is written by Jim Bradford with Andy Hardin and is published by Thomas Nelson.
HK Derryberry is a remarkable young man. He was born far too early when his mother was fatally injured in a car crash. He suffered many physical challenges that required surgeries and a three month hospital stay. Finally, his grandmother, Pearl, took him home to live with her. His father, Pearl's son, was not interested in his small son and one day left without returning.
Later, Jim Bradford felt the urge to stop at the local Mrs. Winner's Chicken and Biscuits for a cup of coffee. It ended up being a Spirit driven venture that led to an inspiring friendship between the older man and the young boy. Through the years, Bradford watched HK "awaken" from the child who sat alone at a fast food table all day to an outgoing, friendly guy who impressed everyone he met. Today, the duo is often found out and about touching lives and making a difference in the world.
The Awakening of HK Derryberry is a little hard to put down once you begin reading it. It starts out interesting and ends with a bang. I loved reading every page of the remarkable story. The center of the book is filled with pictures that enhance my understanding of HK and the people involved in his life. Great story that everyone should read. It certainly enriched my understanding of disabilities as well as God's power and purpose in life.
*I received a copy of The Awakening of HK Derryberry in exchange for my honest opinion. My thoughts are my own.*