In 2006, Abby Rike lost the life she knew and loved when her husband and two young children were killed in a car accident. Devastated and numb, she shut down. For nearly three years she walked through life like a spectre, present in body only. As she descended, so did her health.
Fortunately, Abby was not alone. She had loving parents, supportive friends, and a faith that continued to sustain her. Little by little she found the courage to return to life. Joining The Biggest Loser proved a catalyst for the physical and emotional changes she needed to make. In fact, against all odds Abby gained strength, courage, wisdom, and continued her steadfast relationship with God. Instead of anger, she found herself slowly but steadily healing. She lost a hundred pounds but gained hope.
In this riveting book, Abby tells her story–from her joyous life before the accident to the unbearable pain that followed it and her eventual emergence as a woman reinvigorated by her faith in God. Today Abby’s resilience and positivity are a testament to the power and importance of faith in the darkest hours.
I read the book, from cover to cover, in four days. (It took me months to read one Twilight book!) I couldn’t put this one down. Even days after I have finished the book, I can’t stop thinking about Abby’s life story. There is so much I want to tell you, though so much I want you to read first hand.
It is a story of love, death, hope and inspiration. The book will lead you to tears, and it will leave you with a smile on your face. There were times I would sit and just ponder on the thoughts that were brought up. Abby Rike takes you on her journey from teaching with her husband to the death of her family to her experience on The Biggest Loser to her continued success.
Through her lowest point, she stayed strong, relying on Jesus Christ and knowing she would, one day, see her family again. Abby states that she is not afraid to die, knowing exactly what her future holds.
This is a beautiful and inspiring story filled with nothing but courage, hope and perseverance.
The book is available for purchase as of May 4, 2011.
Do you want to meet Abby and have her sign your book?
Abby will be in Fort Worth, TX, at TCU on May 18 from 12:00 – 3:00PM.
Abby will be in Arlington, TX, at Mardel’s (South Cooper St.) on May 19 from 6:00 – 8:00PM.
Abby will be in Mabank, TX at Mabank High School on May 20 from 5:00 – 7:00PM.
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