Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Gift of Hope - Steel

A short, but powerful follow-up to her memoir His Bright Light, Danielle Steel's A Gift of Hope is a look into the bestselling author's life after the loss of her son and her efforts to focus her pain into making a difference in other's lives, a difference that perhaps she feels she was unable to make for her son.

Shortly after the lose of her son, Steel comes into contact with a homeless person near her home. She offers what she can, something she has no doubt her son would have done, but finds it is not enough. After powerful prayer and soul searching, she decides to do more.

Steel assembled a team and, for eleven years, ventured out on a monthly basis to provide the San Francisco homeless with coats, warm socks, sleeping bags, and other needed supplies. Avoiding publicity of her efforts, she paid for these supplies herself and no one on the team was ever paid for their time. All were there for the love of sharing and caring for others. In this moving memoir, Steel finally shares her story in the hopes of finding continued support and help for the homeless souls who need so badly. Well written and full of hope.

3/5- Good. Read it, have a good time and move on. Or not.