FIVE STARS! Linda Bello-Ruiz's FROM TEARS TO TRIUMPH shows that with God's help there's no limit to what we can do, July 10, 2014 by Cyrus Webb "Conversations Book Club"(Jackson, MS).
This review is for: From Tears to Triumph: My Journey to The House of Hope (Kindle Edition)
The great thing about really living life is that we are constantly learning, evolving and---if we are willing---we are becoming better stewards of the world and those in it. For Linda Bello-Ruiz and many of us this has been a process, but it is one that she shares with the world through FROM TEARS TO TRIUMPH in hopes of helping others along their way.
Linda's book is an inspiring look at her life, how she learned from situations and choices, and what propelled her forward. Like many of us there were times when she didn't see her way out of the difficulties she faced. "I saw myself running around the rim of an empty jar," she writes, "wanting so much good from life, but never jumping in, never totally committing myself to good. My hope for a life as I’d once imagined it collapsed under the weight of my bad choices."
Those bad choices were not just being made by her, as she realized later. Like Linda a girl we named Maritza was seemingly lost, but help from above and individuals like Linda changed all that. "I’m just another example of the power of God and what a little love and understanding can do for a young girl,” Maritza says. And what hope that gives to others.
Unfortunatley Linda soon learned that not everyone was able to be saved or READY to be saved. It is a choice, and no matter how hard she tried, it was something that was difficult to understand when others chose to go backwards.
I finished FROM TEARS TO TRIUMPH hopeful, not just because Linda had realized her passion but excited that her story would continue to inspire others to realize there was hope for them as well. All of us have the ability to do great things. It's just up to us to CHOOSE to do it. If we are faithful in the commission we have been given, there is no limit to what we can accomplish."