Book Review: God Makes Lemonade by Don Jacobson

Publisher: Lemonade Books
Publication date: August 22, 2011

Book Synopsis as provided by publisher:

Do you know anyone who could use some encouragement? Perhaps that someone is you. In God Makes Lemonade you’ll read stories from everyday folks—people like you and me who discover unexpected sweetness in the midst of sour circumstances. Some of these real-life stories are laugh-out-loud funny, others are sobering, and more than a few will have you reaching for a tissue. But these true stories all have one thing in common: hope.


Jacobson has collected an entertaining, inspiring set of stories in God Makes Lemonade. I absolutely loved this book! The stories will grab your heart and bolster your faith. Anyone can find something to relate to within it's pages, whether you are struggling with cancer, with financial struggles due to losing a job, or struggling to parent a child with disabilities. The best part is knowing that the stories are true, that other people are experiencing similar things, and God is sustaining them through it.

God Makes Lemonade reminded me that God has a bigger plan at work in my life, a plan I might not see when I am in the midst of a painful time. These stories show that God doesn't leave us where we at, and they truly do inspire hope.

I suggest reading this book with a box of Kleenex nearby. I highly recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

Disclaimer: Book was received courtesy of the publisher via Glass Road Public Relations for the purposes of this unbiased review.

About Don Jacobson
Don Jacobson
Don Jacobson's twenty-five years in publishing included serving as the president and owner of Multnomah Publishers, where he oversaw the production of more than 1000 titles, including the five-million-plus-selling series Stories for the Heart. He's had the pleasure of working with such best-selling authors as Randy Alcorn, Joni Eareckson Tada, Henry Blackaby, Robin Jones Gunn, Karen Kingsbury, Andy Stanley, and Bruce Wilkinson. Don's wife, Brenda, has been mentoring mothers for more than a decade.

Jacobson and his wife are passionate about helping single mothers and their children, so the royalties from God Makes Lemonade will benefit these unsung heroes through the LemonAid Foundation.