cover image The Lucky Few: Finding God’s Best in the Most Unlikely Places

The Lucky Few: Finding God’s Best in the Most Unlikely Places

Heather Avis. Zondervan, $16.99 trade paper (224p) ISBN 978-0-310-34546-6

Avis, founder of the popular Instagram account @macymakesmyday, is the adoptive mom of three young children and wife of Josh Avis, a former director of Fellowship Monrovia in California. She shares how passionate she was about the birth process; she couldn’t wait to join her sister in motherhood. Unfortunately, a rare reaction to a dye caused irreparable harm to Avis’s body, leaving her unable to conceive. The Avises were heartbroken, but didn’t stay in that sorrowful place. They began investigating the adoption process, and, over two short years, they chose to adopt three delightful babies, two of whom have Down syndrome. Avis’s personal story is inspirational, her courage is infectious, and readers will close out this text wondering how they might step out in faith as the Avises did. Avis and her husband live their lives in honest authenticity and humbly give all the credit to Jesus for pointing their hurting hearts to children in need. This touching book is overflowing with somber realities, comic relief, and everyday mothering mishaps. (Mar.)