Friday, February 26, 2010

Thin Places - a memoir

We can learn a lot from each other when it comes to this business of living. Sharing experiences, the good and the bad, help us know we are not alone and allow us to learn from mistakes. Even better (in my opinion) are the stories which evidence the life-changing work of a God who invests in the lives of mere mortals.

I think that is part of the reason I loved reading Mary DeMuth's newest release and memoir, Thin Places.

Mary is bravely honest in this beautifully written story of life. Parts of her story are really hard to read, and hard to understand. But at the same time, God's hand prints are all over the pages in wonderfully personal ways.

If you have ever experienced the trauma of sexual abuse I think you would benefit from this book. It is a hard part of Mary's story, but I also think through the telling it can bring healing and hope to others who have walked that path.

Thin Places is a story of redemption. It is evidence of a God who pursues his children and makes them holy. It is a story that takes an honest look at challenges all of us can relate to as we try to walk like Christ did.

Mary is a gifted writer who challenged me in the best way through her words and life.

I hope you will take some time to find a copy of Thin Places and relish the reading of it. I know you will be glad you did!

4 comments:

Marla @watermelonslices said...

Can I borrow your copy:)

kasey said...

Megan, I would love to read this book. Do you think I could get it at the Hearts at Home conference. I would love a Christian resource on sexual abuse.

carmellasquest said...

I read an excerpt from this book through the Zondervan Breakfast Club (an email book club). I really enjoyed it and look forward to reading the rest of the book. The reviews I read all seem to be good. This author is not offering plattitudes or saying that if you have God, everything will just be fine. She is saying that she can see God's hand on her life, even during some of the most difficult times. I think she comes across very authentic and compassionate.

Carmella Broome
Author of Carmella's Quest: Taking On College Sight Unseen (Red Letter Press 2009)

Mary DeMuth said...

Kasey, yes it will be at Hearts at Home. Stop by and pick up a copy!

Carmella, you're right. I'm not into platitudes!