The author shares a challenging year in her walk with the Lord. She secretly questioned if God is really kind. This book is a window to the journey where she found her answer.MY REVIEW
When the author was thinking about who this book was for, it surprised her to realize she was picturing herself as the audience. That surprised me. It made me wonder what kind of book I would write for myself. Maybe one similar to this one. I would probably write a story with an imperfect ending. A story of unresolved questions. A story of how I learned to trust God in the unknown.
Simply put, sometimes God uses a book to heal the author, not only the readers.
Also, I read the book while listening to the author in the audio-book. It was so much fun. She says every word with so much passion. I could feel every step of her journey. It helped me laugh and cry with her.
Now, I don’t fully agree with the author’s interpretation of the events during that year. However, I admire her courage to tell truth as she sees it.
I believe God showed up for her at the right time. The special moment described in the last chapter brought tears to my eyes. I believe it was God’s doing because it sounded like Him. He’s that sweet. He loves us that much. It helped me remember the truths about Him I know deep in my heart.
That moment makes the book worth reading, just as she promised. I’m thankful for God’s faithfulness is Annie’s life. It reminds me how He’s also been faithful in mine.
**I received a copy of this book from B&H Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own**FAVORITE QUOTES
+ “I am hurt, but I am not slain. I’ll lay me down and bleed awhile. Then I’ll rise and fight again.”
+ “… if everything is about to change, you’d better trust the One who’s changing it.”
+ “But in my heart, I realize seeing beauty in the wrong place doesn’t make it the right place.”
+ “I had no idea how loved I was until You. Until now. Until this. I would do it all again for who I have found You to be.”ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Annie F. Downs is an author, blogger, and speaker based in Nashville, Tennessee. Flawed but funny, she uses her writing to highlight the everyday goodness of a real and present God.