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Blog Tour & Book Review: Clouds by Laura Sobiech

Thank you to TLC Book Tours for the gifted copy.
Title: Clouds
Author: Laura Sobiech
Release Date: October 13th, 2020
Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Originally published as Fly a Little Higher and now updated and revised to coincide with the film release of Clouds, Laura Sobiech tells the amazing, true story behind the song and the movie.

“Okay, Lord, you can have him. But if he must die, I want it to be for something big. I want someone’s life to be changed forever.” This is what Laura Sobiech prayed when she found out her seventeen-year-old son had only one year to live. With this desperate prayer, she released her son to God’s will.

At that point, Zach Sobiech was just another teenager battling cancer. When his mother told him to think about writing goodbye letters to family and friends, he decided instead to write songs. One of them, “Clouds,” captured hearts and changed lives, making him an international sensation.

This story is a testament to what can happen when you live as if each day might be your last. It’s a story about the human spirit. It shows how God used a dying boy from a small town in Minnesota to touch the hearts of millions—including top executives in the entertainment industry, major music artists, news anchors, talk show hosts, actors, priests and pastors, and schoolchildren across the globe. And above all, it’s an example of the amazing things that happen when someone shares the most precious thing he has—himself.  

“I’m not a musician; I’m just a filmmaker, and my prayer is that you get an opportunity—both through the reading of this beautiful book and the watching of our film based on it—to experience what I will fail to put into words: the magic and inspiration of Zachary David Sobiech.”

—Justin Baldoni, filmmaker and director of Clouds 

My Review:

I love reading memoirs and Clouds was one the most powerful reads I’ve read this year. Laura Sobiech writes about her son Zach’s battle with cancer and how he lived his life to the fullest. He wrote songs that were so honest and impactful. I balled my eyes out reading this one because of everything Laura, Zach, and the rest of their family faced because of cancer but I was inspired by the hope and faith she had. ⠀

Laura was honest about the good and bad times. Her truth resonated with me and I think it will do the same for so many others. I am inspired by her story and so appreciative of her willingness to share.

I’m even more excited to watch the film adaptation on October 16 on Disney+. I will be prepared with my tissues.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I give Clouds 5 stars. It is such an impactful memoir that will make readers weep yet feel hopeful. Faith is such a huge part of this story and it got Laura and her family through so many tough times. Laura’s strength amazed me and this is one of my top 5 memoirs that I have read this year.

Purchase Link


Learn more about Laura, Zach and the book at #flyhigher

Review tour:

Saturday, October 3rd: Mom Loves Reading and @mom_loves_reading

Monday, October 5th: @lyon.brit.andthebookshelf

Tuesday, October 6th: Running Through the Storms

Wednesday, October 7th: Nurse Bookie and @nurse_bookie

Thursday, October 8th: Laura’s Reviews

Friday, October 9th: Mammanatty’s Raves and Reviews

Monday, October 12th: What is That Book About

Tuesday, October 13th: @iamgeorgiabrown

Wednesday, October 14th: @irishgirliereads

Thursday, October 15th: Living My Best Book Life and @livingmybestbooklife

Friday, October 16th:

Monday, October 19th: @memoriesbymeyers

Tuesday, October 20th: Sincerely, Karen Jo – spotlight

Wednesday, October 21st: @bookscoffeephotography

Thursday, October 22nd: @the_unwined

Friday, October 23rd: Leighellen Landskov and @mommaleighellensbooknook

Monday, October 26th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

Tuesday, October 27th: Bookworm for Kids

Wednesday, October 28th: @baytownbookie

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