Not your average memoir.
This is the line that stuck in my head as I read through Samantha’s powerful story. The book records a number of significant events that happened in her life – many of which tested her to the very core of her being. But through it all, God sustained her and brought her through the other side a stronger person.
Without getting too much into the specific stories, I want to talk about the book itself. First, I appreciate how much depth and vulnerably the writer showed throughout these pages. Many of these stories were intensely personal, and yet she shared them with a courage not easily found.
Second, I was encouraged by how often Samantha used scripture to not only support her points but also to show you how her mind was working in the midst of these trials. It’s clear that this is not only a story she is sharing, but that this book is very much an extension of herself and of her faith.
Finally, I love how she ends the book. She says that it was not just her writing, but that God was writing it to her. I think that is a great image for how we can see our lives as God’s instruments in the world.
To find out more about the author visit her site at: http://www.samantharyanchandler.com/Samantha_Ryan_Chandler/Home.html
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