Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Book Report - Thin Places // Character's New Name

Occasionally I'll do a book report at my writers group, Words For The Journey.

We met yesterday, and I planned on telling everyone about Mary DeMuth's new memoir that's just released, Thin Places. Well, surprise, surprise -- our WFTJ Director, Michele Cushatt, had the same idea, so Thin Places received a double endorsement from the leadership at WFTJ this week.

Here's my review:
Mary DeMuth's moving spiritual memoir ushers us into her heartbreaking childhood and her triumphant relationship with a loving God. So often we ask why such things happen. Mary's response is that in the thin places of need and brokenness she was met by God's sheltering love and presence.

I'm not one to usually read memoirs, but I'm happy I read this one. Mary's beautifully moving prose opens up a universal truth that nearly every life has - and needs - these beautiful thin places.

Bravo, Mary. You've opened a door to truth and healing for many people. Thank you.

In other news, I'm changing the name of my main character in the wip I'm calling Absolution from Julia to Maura. Thank you to everyone who voted on my name choices. I really appreciate your input.

4 comments:

Jan Parrish said...

I'm so sorry I missed it. You two are so cute!

Mary DeMuth said...

How funny! Love that you both gave your book reports. You should've made a diorama!

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