Ornament: The Faith, Hope, and Joy of Kristen Fersovitch by Robert W JonesOrnament: The Faith, Hope, and Joy of Kristen Fersovitch by Robert W Jones

Ornament: The Faith, Hope, and Joy of Kristen Fersovitch

byRobert W Jones

Hardcover | June 15, 2015

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Kristen Fersovitch was a twenty-eight-year-old wife and mother of three boys under four when she was diagnosed with inoperable cancer and given only months to live. Ornament is the inspiring story of Kristens faith, joy and hope in the midst of hardship, heartache and loss. The book shares memories and beautiful photos from her home and performances in the Canadian Christmas event the Edmonton Singing Christmas Tree.She was beautiful and real and funny. She challenged us to live the best life we can in the face of tragedy, in the face of despair. Not by telling us to, but by leading by example.Carrie Doll, CTVOrnament is a response to the many people who have asked, How could I have a faith like Kristens? Each chapter features an ornament from the Fersovitch family Christmas tree and an insight into Kristens relationship with God, which was characterized by faith in the face of adversity, joy in spite of circumstances, and hope that was rock solid. There is a practical application at the end of each chapter to help you grow in your own faith.
Rev. Robert Jones is the Senior Pastor of North Pointe Community Church (formerly Central Tabernacle). He helped produce eleven years of The Singing Christmas Tree and now serves on the Board of The Singing Christmas Tree Foundation.North Pointe is the home church to Mike Fersovitch’s family and Kristen’s parents, Dave and Kathy Miller...
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Title:Ornament: The Faith, Hope, and Joy of Kristen FersovitchFormat:HardcoverPublished:June 15, 2015Publisher:Word Alive PressLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shooting Star Bob tells Kristen's inspirational story by linking them to ornaments on a Christmas tree. With the help of others, he is able to highlight Kristen's faith in the Lord and her contagious positivity. Kristen was truly a star, more specifically a shooting star because she burned so brightly for only a short period of time.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hope in the Midst of Struggles Great book for those who are going through difficult times (and who doesn't at some point in life).  Kristen seems to have come from a very loving family of faith, which I believe helped to develop her strong character at an early age.  I think this helped her when she became sick, although only the Lord could give her the joy and peace she felt in her illness.  It's amazing how when people couple up with God how effective they can be in another's life.   I appreciated her realness in her struggle to come to grips with her eventual death - her fears and frustrations and having to let go.  And, in the end, His presence is really all that mattered.  Bob did a great job in putting this book together and I am sure it will touch those who read it and hopefully bring them closer to the One who loves them greater than any other.
Date published: 2015-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If ever there was a book that should be in a bookstore this is one! This book needs to be read by a wide audience .... it not only touches the heart but also addresses many of the challenges we all face in life!
Date published: 2015-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A U-turn in a world filled with Despair This book is a wonderful gift of hope to any who would take the time to read it. The graphic excellence and intimate details create a connection portrayed through the challenging personal journey and photographs. The Ornament beautifully challenges the assumption that life has to be perfect to find joy; that circumstance have to work out in our favour to maintain our faith. It breaks the bonds of despair by showing who is able to bring real HOPE! If you need help finding that kind of hope; a redemption not yet visible-you need this book!
Date published: 2015-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful story of Gods presence in all things This story is so special as God has been given recognition in every chapter. So neat how the questions asked at the end of each chapter relate to the reader. It is a reminder that our walk with our Maker and Savior is a daily journey, and reminds us that God is in the little things around us and yet He is the maker of all things. Love the ending of how even through all this, we can go on with assurance with the strength God gives us.
Date published: 2015-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the ornament I have a personal connection With Kristen Fersovitch- she was a dear friend- whenever I listened to her- sing- or speak-her faith made my heart swell up- she was simply an inspiration. I just order 6 of her books to give my children at Christmas as they knew her as well. I look forward to the read- as I loved her dearly and I know her message of FAITH will astound you!
Date published: 2015-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational Read! Truly amazing story of a loving, exceptional mother and her family. A touching book that teaches how to find strength in our darkest moments and reminds us just how precious life is.
Date published: 2015-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ornament is a Gift A little book full of gifts.Full of faith, joy and hope. This book gives many great insights. A must read!
Date published: 2015-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from winner picked it, didn't put it down. well written, a story that is familiar yet special.
Date published: 2015-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An uplifting read Wow! What a great book. I bought for my mother and had to get myself a copy.
Date published: 2015-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Treasure. When we decorate our tree each year, there is that one special ornament we hang. This book is titled appropriately and it is that special treasure that I guarantee you will hang on your heart for all to see!
Date published: 2015-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational story! Beautiful product! Loved it! Amazing how Robert W Jones ties this book together. He melds joy and struggle in a fresh new way. It is very compelling how Jones conglomerates a true story with a hopeful warm Christmas theme. The faith growing potential in this little book is tremendous and has touched my life. Great product for yourself or as a gift...and for a great cause!
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Personal Growth!!! I read this book several times and am amazed every time how much I get out of it. The story is inspiring! The personal growth and life lessons found throughout each chapter have had a profound impact on my life. I recommend this book to anyone going through any trial or just looking for fresh spiritual enrichment.
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring! I love this book. The colour pictures of Kristen's Christmases and performing in the Singing Christmas Tree are spectacular. She really did show us how to be your best when life is at its worst. This is her legacy and it's an inspiring one. Reading her husband Mike's comments is comforting to know how he has found strength. The book size is perfect to carry with me and show to my friends.
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Story It was difficult to read this book as my eyes were full of tears. The story of Kristen and her family is heartbreaking and heartwarming all at the same time. Kristen's unwavering faith and joy inspired thousands of people as she battled cancer and lived her life to the fullest. Kristen is a superstar, warrior, and hero. She shows us that God uses all circumstances, good or bad for His glory. Do yourself a big favor and get this amazing book.
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing read about an amazing life! An amazing book of faith and inspiration!
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book is a gift of inspiration and perspective This book really touched me.. It reminds us to put life into perspective and be grateful for every moment. The strength and grace of Kristen Fersovitch is truly an inspiration. I will treasure this book and pull it out every time I need a reminder of how one person can make a real difference. This book is on my Christmas list as a gift for those closest to me.
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational I knew this beautiful lady and her family personally. Their unwavering belief and trust in God was an inspiration beyond comprehension. To be so young with three babies, given a death sentence and still maintain such a positive attitude and her unwaivering faith in God is beyond inspirational. If you are facing any kind of hardship in your life - I would STRONGLY recommend this book and it will truly help you find your faith and strength in the face of adversity.
Date published: 2015-09-24