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Michael and Gina personify the beauty that God can create out of the ashes of sorrow.Kathy Lee Gifford
Host, The Today Show

When two childhood friends die of cancer six weeks apart, the shared experience of loss brings their grieving spouses together. Told from alternating points of view, this real-life Brady Bunch story is about what it means to endure the unthinkable—and still open our hearts to what’s next.

This real-life Brady Bunch story is about what it means to endure the unthinkable—and still open one’s heart to what’s next. When two childhood friends die of cancer six weeks apart, the shared experience of loss brings their grieving spouses together. After months of late-night phone calls, family dinners, and countless dreams and tears, this unlikely pair builds a trust, a love, and a shared life. Told from alternating points of view, The Color of Rain illuminates the stepping-stones of healing that lead to a joyful new beginning for Michael and Gina Spehn and their five children. Like many who grieve, Michael and Gina had to choose to hope again. Along the way, they discovered that God can restore the darkest circumstances—and even from death, He can bring new life. Michael and Gina’s gripping story of “growing new hearts” will inspire readers not only to survive loss but also to receive the new courage, faith, and identity that God gives in the midst of tragedy.

“A tearful and funny journey of faith…”

“Inspirational, Touching and Real”

“One of the best, most heartfelt and honest books I’ve read…”

 

  • What readers have said about The Color of Rain…

    "Not only an instant bestseller, it is an instant classic..."

    "This book took me from the valleys to the mountain tops of emotion. Great read, and when you know that it is all true it makes it all the more inspiring."

    "This is the best books I have ever read. Though I consider myself a Christian, the teachings in this book are invaluable. Every one with a loss could benefit so much from this book. I will keep it as a reference book for hard times in my life."

    "One of the most riveting stories I have ever read. A true Christian experience that taught the meaning of life and happiness."

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