Book Review: When God Makes Lemonade

“When God Makes Lemonade” is a collection of 68 short stories about people’s bad experiences and the good that came out of it.

Publisher’s description:

In When God Makes Lemonade, author Don Jacobson has collected real-life stories from around the world that show everyday folks discovering unexpected sweetness in the midst of sour circumstances. Some are funny, others are sobering, and more than a few will bring tears of amazement. But these true stories all have one thing in common: hope.

There’s no question that life gives us “lemons,” like issues with health, employment, and relationships. But when those lemons become lemonade, it’s as refreshing as a cold drink on a hot summer day.

It’s true that in life “stuff” happens, but as you’ll see in these stories, lemonade happens too!

It reminded me of the kind of stories you find in Guideposts magazine or the book (and website) I Am Second, where people tell how God used tragedy to bring them closer to Him.

The stories are short and quick yet captivating reads about all kinds of trials, from cancer, to losses of life, to relationship struggles, and more.

Great for reading in short stints while in a doctor’s waiting room or the car rider line at school.

In telling his own story of accidentally shooting himself, author Don Jacobson clearly iterates the theme of the book:

“God can, and does, use life’s worst moments to invite us into life’s greatest blessings.”

You can share your own lemons-into-lemonade story at

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program.


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