CWA Reviews

A Cause to be Thankful



Yolanda Shanks/ A Cause to Be Thankful

ISBN-10: 0985361611 | ISBN- 13: 978-0985361617 | List Price: $14.99 Softcover, $4.99 Kindle |Format: Soft cover | Page Count: 110

A Cause to Be Thankful!

Have you ever considered how often we neglect expressing genuine gratitude?

The Bible gives an account of how Jesus healed ten lepers.

But only one returned to express thanks.

Using the Biblical story of the ten lepers as a reference, A Cause to Be Thankful by Yolanda Shanks will unpack the Biblical model for thankfulness, showing how a spirit of entitlement has overshadowed our spirit of thanks. In this straightforward and challenging book, you will not only learn how to return as the one leper who expressed gratitude, but you’ll come away with a clear plan for including consistent and genuine thanks in your prayer life and day-to-day encounters.

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Author Bio:

Multi-published author, speaker, blogger, teacher, wife, grandmother—Yolanda Shanks wears many hats, but the one she most resonates with is her role as an advocate for living life to its fullest.

Shanks’ award-winning first book, Destined to Live, Despite Me, continues to be a source of hope for those battling effects from a prior suicide attempt. It garnered an enthusiastic Kirkus review, which stated the book was “a commendable guide for finding meaning after considering suicide.”

Her second book, Not Just a Hearer but a Doer (released June 2012) challenges the body of Christ to act upon scripture. Destined to Live, Despite Me – A Cause to Be Thankful is Yolanda’s third book.

Check her website ( for book events in your area and for weekly wisdom from this lover of life and committed Christ-follower.

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My Review

I was blessed to read “Not a Hearer but a Doer” and so I was anxious to read “A Cause to Be Thankful.” Yolanda takes us through our selfishness and leads us to thanksgiving. She masterfully teaches scripture regarding healing and points us to the only real healer Jesus Christ.  Through trials and tribulations, ups and downs we are prodded to give thanks for all of it. The good and the bad!

Yolanda not only encourages us to pray but adds a personal prayer after each wonderful lesson. I would encourage everyone to get this book. The values here are worth so much more than money can buy and this book is priced very reasonably for the wealth of the content.


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