Thin Places

Mary E. DeMuth, Author
Mary E. DeMuth, Author Zondervan $14.99 (219p) ISBN 978-0-310-28418-5
Reviewed on: 01/10/2010
Release date: 01/01/2010
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Fiction (Watching the Tree Limbs) and nonfiction (Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture) author DeMuth revisits supremely challenging and emotionally transformative junctures in her life as she reveals the childhood sexual brutalities of which she was a victim, the confounding death of her biological father, and ongoing years of neglect and parental irresponsibility with which she had to cope. DeMuth, whose fiction consistently evokes deep responses from her loyal fan base, has succeeded in offering a comparably powerful memoir by telling her own story with honest courage. At every signpost, the author presents life as it is, even when the offering is ugly. Despite the bitterness and anger that could naturally characterize her, the author clings to her faith in God and his goodness, deriving victory over her circumstances. DeMuth writes, ""God sees,"" and in this recalling of her early childhood pain, she sees, and is seen by, a faithful divine Father who provides refuge.
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