Through the Eyes of a Lion

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Through the Eyes of a Lion

Author: Levi Lusko
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Publisher Summary:
Her parents called her Lenya Lion because of her ferocious personality and hair that had been wild and mane-like since birth. But they never expected that, five days before Christmas, their five-year-old daughter would suddenly go to heaven after an asthma attack. How do you walk out of an emergency room without your daughter?
In Through the Eyes of a Lion, Pastor Levi Lusko shares the eye-opening truth of the power of hope in a world that is often filled with pain, suffering, and loss. He says, “This book isn’t a manual for grieving, but a manifesto for high-octane living, and through it I want you to see that God made you for a purpose. There is a wild and wonderful calling on your life, a microphone in your hands. Jesus wants you to look at the adventure of your life through His eyes, the eyes of a Lion.”
Part memoir but all overtly instructive and deeply inspirational, Through the Eyes of a Lion gives readers the tools they need to face their fears and turn their journey into a roar story.
Chapter themes include:
  • Don’t rely on the naked eye
  • Run towards the roar
  • There’s no such thing as a wireless anchor
  • Let God use your pain
  • Cue the eagle
What we do in life really does echo in eternity. You are destined for impact, and there’s not a moment to lose!

Lynn's Review

Through the Eyes of a Lion

My husband read Through the Eyes of a Lion and told me that I had to read it. He really enjoyed it and thought I would too. Levi Lusko is a pastor that lost his five year old daughter due to an asthma attack. The book shares the journey that Levi and his family take in learning to thank and serve God through the pain.

After reading this book, I agreed with my husband; it is an excellent book. It doesn’t contain anything ground breaking. It simply shares their story of serving God in the midst of the death of their daughter. The writing style of this book is not my favorite. It more of a modern day blog post style writing, but the story makes it readable and worth your time. This would be a good book to give as a gift to someone going through a very difficult time. Trials strengthen us and make us who we are. They help us serve God and serve others. This book is a reminder of that.

I will say that chapter three might be the hardest chapter of a book that I have ever had to read. I have had asthma since I was a young kid. Two of my kids have asthma. My mom and several other family members have asthma. Many people don’t understand the feeling of not being able to breathe and not knowing if your medicine will work. It is a horrible feeling. I have been made fun of and been told so many nasty things over the years about my asthma. So many people have it, yet so many people lack the knowledge of what it is really like to live with. People die from asthma all the time even in our world of modern medicine. I was in tears when reading chapter three. I put down the book three times in order to get through that one chapter. Reading the description of a five year old dying from something I can clearly relate to was hard but in a good way. If you have asthma or know someone that does, have a Kleenex ready for chapter three.

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