Amber Haines is a woman haunted by God. Like Eve in the Garden, she craved the fruit that she thought would lead her to freedom. But the whispers of temptation led her instead down a devastating path toward isolation, dissatisfaction, and life-altering choices. In her most broken moment, Amber met God waiting for her in the fallout, freely offering her grace and life. This is a story of the God who makes himself known in broken places.
In prose that is at once lyrical and utterly honest, a brave new voice takes listeners on a windswept journey down the path of brokenness to healing, satisfaction, and true intimacy with God. Amber calls listeners to dispense with the pretty bows we use to dress up our stories and instead trust God to take our untidy, unfinished lives and make them free, authentic, and whole. Anyone who struggles with doubt or holds secrets, anyone who feels marginalized or like she is missing something, will find in Amber a sister and an inviting voice back home, into the heart of God.
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Lover of books with depth and meaning.
No, because I wanted time to digest different portions and some of the poignant truths she shared and reflect on how her words resonated in my own life.
Beautifully written and poignantly honest as she shared her journey of falling away and being drawn back to the Savior and His church. Amber C. Haines narrated her writing so beautifully and authentically, as if we were in the same room.
I appreciate the author's life story, especially as it is only a stone's throw of a difference from mine. Her battles have been hardwon and her fight so very real. I even more appreciated her recanting her vulnerable soul (heart/mind) processes.. perhaps the heart of all of our matters.
I had selected this book because of the reviews. I am in one of my great life battles, the long way around my own mountain, and am especially in need of connection and motivation. I personally do not feel driven to conquer now my own, nor that I am closer-connected to the Lord. It may be just what my struggle will be right now, and no book aside the Word will draw me there. I had just hoped to be inspired to lessen the gap, especially based on my interpretation of the reviews. Beautiful woman, sister, and story. Just could've used this teeny bit of free time to gain some clarity.. and read this book to celebrate once I got there..
Amazing! Amber reads her own book and hearing it in her own voice makes it that much more powerful. Amber's beautiful language and weaving together the events of her life into themes means you remember it long after you've heard the last word.
This is a wonderful poetic book. The story met me as a good friend in hard times. It is healing to go on a real journey and see that I am not alone in the mess of my life.
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