Monday, March 14, 2011

Burst: A Review

I recently received the book Burst by Kevin Wells to read and review.  It was a very quick read, I think it took me two nights of laying in bed to get through before falling asleep.  The fact that I could actually stay up to read it says a lot coming from this tired mom! 

Kevin writes about many stories from his life, all of which I found very interesting: a medical emergency and miracle, infertility struggles, failed adoptions, a murder, his career and his lovely wife.  Through all of these stories, you travel with Kevin along his journey of faith.  And what comes through is his strong love for his family and devotion to the Eucharist.  After finishing this book, I wanted to drive straight out to Adoration at the chapel downtown to feel the peace he describes (and I've experienced) while sitting and praying in front of the Eucharist. 

Although the content of the book really captured my attention, the style in which he writes was a little confusing.  I couldn't quite keep up with the timeline of events as he jumped from present to past quite easily.  This could just be because of my current state of pregnancy brain, and in any case it was worth reading because the stories were great, and the messages were uplifting. 

This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on Burst - A Story of God's Grace When Life Falls Apart. They are also a great source for serenity prayer and baptism gifts.


  1. Sounds good Colleen.
    For me, the pregnancy brain has not wore off. Yet.

  2. Sounds like a great book. I'm glad to hear you're another member of the "fast reader" club. I'm always finishing books in 2 or 3 nights.

    Recently I read a book in 1 night just because it was so bad! It will remain nameless, but I knew if I put it down that I wouldn't finish it at all. Why I just had to finish it with it being so bad, I'll never know. :)

    I'll have to check for this at the library. Thanks for sharing!


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