This is a touching novella about the lasting legacy a tiny memento can have. The story starts out in the 1950s, when John reminisces back to when his two daughters were young and even before to his childhood. His family would gather around the button box some nights, pick out a button one by one and tell it's story. They would be true stories about members of the family, some happy, some sad. They would also add their own buttons as events would happen they wanted to remember. He was rebellious as he grew older until finally a horrific accident woke him up to his need for God and forgiveness. He and his wife, Ellen, shared these stories with their daughters hoping they would take to heart the lessons they had learned, but they could see their daughter Maureen was following in John's rebellious footsteps. The story ends in 1997 with Maureen's daughter Emily and the ultimate legacy of the button box.
There were some amusing stories surrounding the buttons and some sad ones, too. It was interesting to see how these stories affected the different generations and how one child could embrace their need for a Savior while another could reject Him. I really liked how important prayer was in the story and how strong John's faith was that these rebellious ones would come to Jesus just as he finally did. I also loved the strong sense of family and the bond they shared. You might want to check it out!
I received a free kindle copy of this story from Cross Focused Reviews in exchange for my honest review.