Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Thin Places

Mary DeMuth does it again! In this memoir Mary shares the haunting story of her childhood and it's effects in her life. I must admit it was hard for me to read some parts as my heart cried out for the injustice she experienced. But as the book moves forward, she shares how the Lord helped her cope.

I know this book will help others connect by her openness and vulnerability of story. Thin Places occur in her life when heaven draws near and meets her on earth, as if only a thin veil separates the two.

She writes of truth, lies, brutality, forgiveness, rejection, and coming to understand God's supreme sacrifice given for her. Her poems ring with passion, her words give voice to raw emotions, so much so that I even experienced dreams with my heart so torn.

Then she lifts up her soul to praise the Lord for what He's done so far.

Two quotes:

"Much of what God does in my life is healing the past in order to embrace the future. He heals my fear of enemies so I will embrace my family. He heals my fear of men so I can embrace my husband. He heals my running so I can stop and notice the beauty of today."

"Why do I go through all this recollection? So God can renew me so I can help others find healing."

There you go. That's why this book is so important.

I received this book from Blog Spot Tour for the review. Check out other reviews here. You can find her book on Amazon.

Mary can be found on her web and blog site.

Author and speaker Mary DeMuth helps people turn their trials to triumph. Her books include Ordinary Mom, Extraordinary God; Building the Christian Family You Never Had; Watching the Tree Limbs; Wishing on Dandelions; Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture and the first two books in the Defiance, Texas Trilogy: Daisy Chain and A Slow Burn. National media regularly seek Mary’s candid ability to connect with their listeners. Her radio appearances include FamilyLife Today, Moody Midday Connection, Point of View and U.S.A. Radio Network and is frequently featured on Chuck Colson’s BreakPoint. She has published articles in In Touch, HomeLife, Writer’s Digest and The Writer. Mary lives with her husband Patrick and their three children in Texas.


Bina said...

Sounds good!! Thanks for letting us should have a new book in your mail very very soon! :)

Sara said...

This is the 2nd review I've read about this book, the book and the woman behind it sound incredible. Thanks for sharing, Karen.

Mary DeMuth said...

Thank you so much, Karen, for writing a review and featuring Thin Places!

Kathy C. said...

I need to get that next time I do a book order.

Auntie Cake said...

I will have to check it out. Sounds like a winner. And love the picture on the cover... Have a great weekend!

Jeanette Levellie said...

I love Mary. She is so real. And I loved her memoir. Great review, Karen.

Did you know that's a photo of her on the cover? One of my blog followers told me.

Karen said...

Bina, whoo hoo, I love new books. Thank you so much!

Sara, it's a rather hard read, but when you know it's truth, you go on.

Mary, thanks for stopping by and God bless you!

Kathy, it definitely is one of a kind.

Kate, the cover is good, read the comment under yours!

Thanks, Jeanette, wow, I did not know that. Her trailer is haunting, too.

Auntie Cake said...

Thanks for stopping by, my daughter is a center, and I am so nervous this time around! They have won the state tournament at their level before, and this year is their year. We have had some coaching setbacks, but our girls have the talent and the determination, they just need the faith. Just trying to give them all the love they need!

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day, hopefully you get to share it with someone special. My poor hubby has to work that day, so my lucky kids get to spend the day of love with their favorite mom! (I am sure they are very excited...giggle, giggle! Good thing I have a wonderful sense of humor, I need it!) Take care,
And I am heading to the library tomorrow, we have a very small library here, and my librarian loves me, so she orders books that are not currently in our system for me. She is such a treasure to have. Hoping they have your book in the system, but if not...

Stephanie said...

Hi Karen-
Mary is amazing, isn't she?
The cover of the book is captivating all in itself. I am sure she appreciates a great review.
Florida must be wonderful...over 40" of snow has fallen in less than a week in my neck of the woods here outside of Philadelphia.
Ah, the sun...can't wait!
Thank you, Karen for stopping by to visit me in the virtual world. You are a great neighbor!

Dave said...

Thin Places sounds like a sad, if not inspiring book. - Dave

Kathryn Magendie said...

I'd not heard of this book -- and what a beautiful, poignant title!

Karen said...

Kate, I hope the game was a success! So fun to watch your kids! I'm sorry your hubbie has to work Sunday. Happy Valentines to you!

Stephanie, I can't believe--40"!!! Wow. Hope your Valentine is full of love. :)

Dave, yes it was sad in spots, but the book is about the overcoming.

Kathryn, she writes well, on these heavy topics.

Melinda said...

I love Mary DeMuth ... this sounds like a somewhat difficult read, but I'm confident Mary had approached it in a way that makes the reader feel hopeful, encouraged and inspired by the God Who brought her through it!