The author's introduction challenges listeners with a new word - "ungrace" - and sets forth her narrative mission. She wants to describe how she moved from this uncomfortable state with stories that remind listeners of their own lives. "I was a cynic before I entered kindergarten," VanLiere reports after she describes her first molestation at age 3 with the kind of anger that comes from one who's suffered in this way and kept it secret for many years. Her story is an integrated view of her path to a relationship with God. Quotations from all kinds of literature merge with her frank revelations and Bible references. Most importantly, she vividly tells stories of horrors, sadness, and, finally, grace with a personable tone that makes readers cheer her growth and ultimate success.
Donna VanLiere has entertained millions with her inspirational stories. In her new book, she gives us a candid look into her own life - a life filled with suffering and pain, but one that ultimately finds peace with itself.
©2008 Donna VanLiere; (P)2009 Tantor
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