Monday, August 12, 2013

Grace In The Maybe

by Katie Savage
Howard Books

In a book that shares the thoughts and viewpoints of one pastor's wife to the general masses, join the author as she explores the mystery of faith and what it means to each of us. She delves into the liturgical calendar with grace, writing about Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter. She relates how being a Christian is more about faith in the unseen and actions towards the world at large than it is about "being nice". And how sometimes being a Christian isn't about how you present your flawlessness and walk to those in your life, but how much you need Him to guide your steps. 

I found this book to be more of a personal memoir than anything else. Maybe that's what the author intended, maybe not. But it struck me that no matter how we try to write, a part of ourselves always comes out in the writing. Our true selves, our true thoughts and our true beliefs will shine through clearly whether it's fiction or an attempt to tell the world about our life. I found Katie (this is my first review where I've referred to the author by their first name) to be very charming in her delivery of her story. She doesn't preach, or act like she has it together. She is plain spoken and humble about her life and experiences, and she has something funny to say in every chapter. While I don't normally read books like this, (much less the kind of book that men will be loathe to read) I found her perspectives fresh and insightful no matter where you are in your walk with God.

This book was provided by Howard Books for free in exchange for an honest review. 

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