Title: Goodnight Brian
Publisher: The Story Plant
Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
This is a faith in action kind of story. Brian enters the world as a much loved baby in the late 1970s. But a soy based formula recommended by his pediatrician for his sensitive stomach leads to permanent brain damage – and the doctor’s don’t give him much hope of a life. But his maternal Grandmother is determined that not only will Brian exceed the expectations of his doctors, but that the whole family will join together to help Brian. Mama’s faith not only helps Brian to realize his fullest potential, but helps her whole family to understand what it means to give and live.
Goodnight, Brian is a story about family and faith. One woman loves her family and has the faith to believe that all things are possible – the negative prognosis given by Brian’s doctors is not a prediction, it’s a fairy tale. With hard work, love and prayers, Mama believes Brian can be more than they think – and no matter when he passes his milestones, he’s the best that he can be. Along the way, the entire family catches the spirit of their relationship and it pushes them to reach higher in their own lives.
This story will capture your heart. It isn’t a true story, but it could be. The fruits of a good life are always the sweetest – and so it is with Brian, Mama and their family.
Recommend for those who enjoy faith based inspirational stories and a good cry.
Note I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.