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  • By kevin
    Jun 27, 2011
    I have long believed that a book about my life would be exceedingly boring. The first chapter of Dave Sprinkle's new book "The Gift" could very easily be the first chapter of my boring biography: growing up in a non-descript town in the Midwest, summers of baseball and sweaty neighborhood kids, going to church and lemonade on the porch. But the deeper you get into the book, the more it grows on you. Sprinkle shares more than a few very inspiring stories about a good Midwestern boy seeing the small but significant events that shaped his life, mostly for the good. He also does a nice job of intertwining some interesting history, namely that of Native American and Japanese culture, and how it affected him at critical points in his life. It's a quick read, and (ahem) there isn't nearly enough about he and his wife, Lisa's, time in Wichita, KS in the late 90's. Maybe their time in Wichita didn't supply grand revelations or a glimpse of the divine, but it was the only time I had a... More > chance to glimpse them. note: I give 3 stars to Dave, considering I give 4 and 5 stars to Gore Vidal, Tolkien, and Irving.< Less
  • By toddsbutler
    May 11, 2011
    "The Gift" is an honest book. In the opening pages, Dave tells you that the book isn’t about him, but about The Gift, and he stays true to that promise. Through the beautiful and the ugly, Dave recounts the story of his life, where he came from and the paths that led him to where he is today. Through simple retelling of experiences, stories, hopes, and struggles, the reader begins to understand the emotion and the passion enclosed within the pages of this humble book. At times while reading this book I laughed out loud and at others I shed quiet tears. Dave shares a glimpse into his heart for what he and Lisa do and for the people they serve. Rarely can such a short book have such a lasting impact.
  • By wesleysposse
    May 10, 2011
    If you enjoy stories where the author wears his heart on his sleeve, you'll love this book. I've known Dave for many years and have always known him to be straight forward and honest, though not always to himself. This is a straight forward and honest, sometimes brutally honest, look into Dave's heart mixed with the wit and story-telling charm that is totally "Dave". He tells how God guided him through life, at times reluctantly, to where he is now - living the life he was meant to live as a missionary.
  • By jana
    Apr 28, 2011
    I initially bought the download so I could have it immediately. We were hitting the road the next day, so I read the first few chapters to my husband while he drove. He kept saying, "Wow; Dave can write!" I *loved* the story of your baptism day. Within a few sentances, I laughed out loud, choked up and laughed out loud again. (And choked up again.) Your story was especially encouraging to me as I think about my nearly-adult kids going out into the world and trying to figure out what the Maker made them for. I stayed up that first night to finish reading the book on my laptop. And then I went and bought the hard copy. Nice work, Dave!
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Product Details

Published
August 31, 2011
Language
English
Pages
118
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.5 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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