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Final Grains of Sand

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Loved it! 😍

Unique, insightful and empowering - an awesome read to make you think more about life and the people around you.

When I think about grains of sand sifting through my fingers, it brings the passage of time into my mind unlike almost anything else I can imagine. I feel time slipping away, second by second. Sixty seconds of waiting and watching in such a fashion seems like a long time, seems to take forever. It begs me to ask a question: how much time is wasted in a given hour, day or week?


In Final Grains of Sand by David Harder, I was introduced to James who learned he was dying and had a limited time to live. He lived in denial for a brief period but then got back into action.


This book, of the 1000+ books I have read, is the first of its kind to cross my desk. James didn’t tell us about his life, his hopes and dreams, or triumphs and convictions. He orchestrated his funeral arrangements in such a way that had a select number of people tell us about him, and it was obvious James - one of the most selfless people I have encountered - made every second of his life count for something. It was equally obvious that not one person fully knew him, but when the story was told by those select people, it provided a complete picture of a man we should all try to emulate.


Harder did a spectacular job, even down to the conversations leading up to the funeral - driving home life lessons and values which would make the world a better place.


I know I will write a more thorough review at Budden Book Reviews and will reach out to the author, hoping for an author interview. Reading this book was a wonderful way to begin the new year. Splendid writing and characterization and I will be looking for more.

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About the author

David Harder resides in the Prescott area of Arizona with his wife, and their border collie. David served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam conflict. A graduate of San Jose College, David also studied at Santa Clara University and graduated Vineyard Institute in Biblical studies and leadership. view profile

Published on July 04, 2018

Published by Ambassador International

80000 words

Genre: Christian Fiction

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