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Death Must Bow the Knee by Virginia Vasser


A mother’s heart-wrenching story of her 18- year-old son’s struggle between life and death following his electrocution on a power pole during a random outing. This is an intimate look into those first few agonizing days, and the months of bitter uncertainty that followed, not knowing if her son would live or die, after suffering third and fourth-degree burns on more than 70% of his body. The skilled physicians at the Maricopa County Burn Unit in Phoenix, Arizona all said he should have died. Statistics were against his struggle for life. Yet, this story captured in a mother’s journal yields proof that God answers prayer, and that God is what He says He is: The great Physician, the Healer, the Miracle worker. 

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Death Must Bow the Knee, by Virginia Vasser, is a book of intense sadness, pain, mercy and grace, but mostly a book of MIRACLES. Not just one, but multiple mind-boggling, and sometimes unbelievable, MIRACLES!!! God’s hand is all over this true story.

On a hot midsummer, June day in 1980, Sam Vasser left home upset. Before the day was over, his life would be irrevocably changed forever.

Vasser kept a journal of all that happened from that fateful evening when 18-year-old Sam was electrocuted on a power pole, suffering 3rd and 4th-degree burns over 70% of his body, until his release from the hospital months later.  Vasser chronicled the doctors and nurses telling her Sam would not, could not, live, and her and her family’s assertion that only God had the power over life and death. She told how the nurses and doctors tried to get her to “face reality” and how the medical staff became frustrated, and perhaps even a little angry when she would not listen to them.

An inspirational story of how God can and will answer prayers, Death Must Bow the Knee is a short story, only 128 pages long. However, you will feel as if you are right there every step of the way through the months of treatment and recovery. Tears will roll down your face as you read and absorb the message: God IS The Great Healer and The Great Physician.

I received Death Must Bow the Knee from the author. However, I was under no obligation to post a review.

Philippians 2:10-11 King James Version (KJV)

10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

About The Author

Virginia resides in Surprise, Arizona with her husband, Rosco, with whom she recently celebrated 59 years of marriage. She is the mother of five adult children, including Sam. Her growing family includes six grandsons, six great-grandsons and a great-granddaughter. When not writing, Virginia enjoys yard work, crossword puzzles, and spending time with her family.

Tuesday’s Tale

William Sirls has masterfully penned his debut novel, The Reason.  Be prepared for laughter and tears.

Extraordinary, surprising and amazing are just three adjectives that are not even adequate to begin describing Sirls’ first novel. I normally do not give out 5 star ratings. I feel the book has to be profound and make a huge impact on me to get 5 stars; otherwise, the 5 stars become meaningless as a tool.  The Reason rates its 5 stars.

The Reason begins with a storm that destroys the cross in front of St. Thomas, a small-impoverished church in Michigan. From there the story never lets you go. James Lindy is the church’s minister.  He is blind and along with his wife, Shirley, he helps care for their mute and physically challenged adult son, Charlie.

Brooke Thomas and Alex, her son, were “adopted” by the Lindy’s.

After a providential meeting with Brooke, Dr. Macey Lewis, oncologist at East Shore Hospital, volunteers to spearhead a group to repair the cross.

After church one Sunday, the group assembles to repair the cross. During the process, one of the men is slightly injured. He walks down the hill, to the home of the pastor, where the women are gathered.

Kenneth, a carpenter working on the addition at East Shore Hospital, miraculously repairs the cross while the man is gone.

The only “witnesses” to the repair are Jim, who is blind, and Charlie, who is mute.

How did Kenneth repair a completely destroyed wooden cross with no help? And why does Kenneth exhort everyone to “Only Believe?”

The Reason will test your faith, open your eyes and leave you marveling at God’s ability.

I received this book from http://www.bookfun.org/ in exchange for an honest review. Cross hit 2