Monday, October 23, 2006

Fall into Reading #2


Another one off the list. And of course it is a fiction novel. I read fiction so much easier than non-fiction. Unless it's an autobiography type thing, but anything that is a "teaching" kind of book or too heavy I just seem to go in fits and starts as is evidenced by how long it's taking me to read the book about teenage boys. I find my mind tends to wander and I find I've read a page or two and then can't tell you a word of what I've read.

Anyway the next one finished was "Divine" by Karen Kingsbury. This book is about a powerful woman in Washington who lobbies the government for different bills and funding directed towards children's and women's shelter issues. She uses her testimony of how God rescued her to help women in abusive situations. The story is based on her young life and the horrendous situations she was put into from a very young age to how God set things up in her life to bring her to Himself and make her the person she is to help others.

I read this book in a couple days. I think mostly because I wanted to get through it and not have to dwell too much on it. While it is not graphic, it does tell a story of child abuse, prostitution, and physical abuse. And the wonderful story of God's redemptive, cleansing love and His power to totally turn a life around. It tells of unconditional love in a persons' life even when it looks like there is no hope.

This book also brought to me a bit of an understanding of the mindset and emotional trauma of someone in an abusive relationship so I did learn something. I probably won't read it again just because I did find it hard, as mentioned above I read through it very fast because of the hard subject matter.

Fall into Reading #1 - The Novelist by Angela Hunt

9 comments:

Mrs Blythe said...

Wow that sounds such a powerful story!

Anonymous said...

Madison is 9 years old...she will be 10 in March.

lrlwreath said...

I wondered how you would like it. I too have read the book, The first half of the book was VERY difficult for me to read, I cried and could barely see the pages. But I am glad I read it. It too gave me more insight. And how great our God is.

Heather Smith said...

I've been wanting to read this one myself. Karen Kingsbury is a great writer. She has a way of making you feel like you are right there with the person. So I can imagine this would have been a tough one to read considering the subject!

Anonymous said...

Great review. I know it must of been hard to read, but like you I would probably learn a lot. I absolutely can't stand abuse of any kind and I can't imagine what some people go through.

Kate said...

It sounds a little like Redeeming Love by Francine River. It's nice to walk away from with some insight though.

Kathleen Marie said...

Another good book to add to my reading list. Thanks bunches!!

momrn2 said...

Whew... sounds like intense reading!

Wendy said...

I've been wanting to read this. Thanks for sharing.