Disclosure: I was given a complimentary copy of this book from B&H Publishing as part of their blogger program, in return for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.
I might have been misled in what I thought this book was about. I thought it was a memoir first and foremost, with the author’s faith and scripture woven in. I wanted to read about her family’s trials and how they overcame them and kept their faith alive.
Instead, I felt the book was the opposite – a scripture book with a little of her story woven in. Because of this, it was a hard book for me to get engaged with and was at times hard for me to continue reading.
My favorite parts were her personal stories, and that’s when I felt the scripture messages driven home the most. I think that for someone like me, who is a Christian but not a bible scholar by any means, would have found it more helpful to read more of her story to see the scripture play out in real life. That’s where I see how I could apply it to my own life.
That said, I did enjoy the scripture spread throughout the book. I read the bible in a year last year, so it was a good refresher to revisit some of the most poignant and moving parts of the bible again.
I loved the cover artwork, and part of my disappointment with the book may have been due to believing it was more memoir and less of a book solely about scripture and faith, with only bits of her story woven in.