In her book Life is Like a Rose, author and missionary Cheryl Gray compares the life of a rose to human life experiences. Introducing many people whose lives were not always rosy, Cheryl shows how they encountered the Rose of Sharon.
Readers will be encouraged and blessed as they read how God spoke to a widower from Kentucky to take sixteen red roses to a sixteen year old orphan in North Carolina on her sixteenth birthday who thinks no one really cares about her. They will also see how God brought good to a sixteen year old athlete who was crushed by the grapples of a huge logging machine and lived to tell about it in a motorized wheelchair. And readers will be moved to see how God used roses to help a lady caught in the dysfunction of incest and rape to begin the healing process and move foreward in a ministry to battered women.