Monday, April 1, 2013

Taylor's Gift by Todd and Tara Storch + Giveaway

About the Book:

In March 2010, thirteen-year-old Taylor Storch's life was tragically cut short by a skiing accident. With only a few minutes to consider their options, her grieving family made the life-changing decision to donate her organs. Knowing Taylor's caring spirit, they were sure this was what she would have wanted. Over the course of the next two years, Tara and Todd Storch connected with four of the five people who now live because of Taylor's gift. And through these encounters, the Storches have discovered unexpected blessings that are changing countless lives.

Now Tara and Todd share their inspiring story, shining a light at the end of the tunnel for those enduring the suffering of losing a loved one. Through the stories of the donor recipients, readers will discover hope in the midst of pain. Honest with their struggles, the Storches show readers that life is a gift and our response to grief is a choice. They also speak with a clear voice about the importance and the blessing of being an organ donor, telling the inspiring story of the creation of Taylor's Gift Foundation and its goals to raise awareness of the need for organ donation, to re-gift life, renew health, and restore families. They are changing the conversation around the globe that organ donation is not about death--it's about life! Foreword by Max Lucado.

My Review:

Taylor's Gift is a powerful story of what happens when a family says YES to organ donation and the lives of four people are changed forever. In the midst of tragedy the Storches are able to see hope, a plan and a purpose for what they went through. It didn't make it easier, they still grieved and are forever changed but the wanted something good to come from it. They realized that there are many people waiting for organs and not nearly enough people signed up to be organ donors. They saw this and are fighting to change that and make people aware of the need and the gift that it is.

Overall I really enjoyed the story. At times I felt the story was a little long and would have liked to hear more of the stories of the four people that received the organs. In conclusion this is a great story that everyone should read. Organ donation is a life changing choice that needs more awareness.

* I received this book from Revell fo


  1. I can imagine how difficult a decision that would be but what a wonderful blessing to others! I like what you said, " is a gift and our response to grief is a choice". That is SO true!

  2. I can see where this would be a powerful book to read. I love the fact that the gift of life is able to be lived out in 4 other people. Organ donation is such a wonderful way to give unselfishly.

    Judy B

  3. Organ donation is wonderful and I would love to read about this family.

  4. I just bought this book today and can't wait to start reading it.
    I would love to win a copy to give to my church library.
    Janet E.