Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Edge of the Divine

 

Award-winning vocalist, speaker, and author Sandi Patty uncovers the crucial decision every woman must make to leave a life of regret and find a life of freedom and joy.

Every woman reaches an unavoidable crossroads where she either spirals into a life of shame and regret or walks proudly in the freedom of God's grace and goodness. In The Edge of the Divine, Sandi Patty takes readers to the heart of the crucial choice to cling to the hope God gives.

Women discover that they can leave a life of wondering for a life of wonder. Wonder at the infinite love of God, at His inexhaustible mercy, and His refusal to let us wallow far from His blessings, hope, and grace. But first, as Sandi shows, women must walk to the edge of the divine and decide to jump.

My Opinion:

LOVED IT!   But I guess I need to add more to my review, eh? 

Although I’m awestruck by Sandi’s voice, I can’t say I’m a “fan”.  I don’t own any of her recordings, and I’ve never been to a Women of Faith meeting.   So to be honest, I don’t really have a reason for having picked this book to review, other than the fact that the title “The Edge of the Divine” was intriguing.Oddly enough, it may have been one of those “on the edge” decisions that Sandi discusses in her book.

In a genuine, humorous and transparent manner Sandi openly discusses her divorce, remarriage, bouts of depression, obesity, Lap-Band surgery,  and her blended family (not necessarily in that order).    However, the point isn’t the trials, but the opportunity to step over the edge of despair into the divine blessings that only God can bring out of our messiness.

One of my favorite quotes from this book was “Find something you like about yourself, and decorate it.”   So I did just that!  I painted my nails for the first time in years….and someone at the little league game complimented me on it!

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This book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishing.  All opinions expressed here are strictly my own.

1 comment:

Jolanthe said...

I saw it too...but didn't pick it up. hmmm... perhaps I should. :)