Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Maze Of Grace: Book Review & Giveaway


About The Book:


In her first book, Trish Ryan chronicled the ways in which finding faith lead her to the happily-ever-after ending that had eluded her for so long. Only it wasn't an ending. It was a beginning.

In A MAZE OF GRACE, Ryan picks up where she left off, sharing the early years of her marriage, and the challenges that both shaped and startled her: temptations regarding fidelity, the anxiety of shifting body image, the awkward nature of following Jesus in a decidedly secular family and city, and struggles (depression, trying to conceive) that made her wonder if God had lost her file. 

With appealing candor, Ryan sweeps the reader into her life and ponders questions and issues that we all face, dropping nuggets of wisdom along the way that are sure to inspire, encourage and help readers from all walks of life. 



 

About The Author:


Trish Ryan lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Visit her online at trishryanonline.blogspot.com and trishryanonline.com.


My Review:


If I had to describe Trish Ryan's A Maze Of Grace in one word, is "Raw". Ryan will take you on her authentic journey to find God. This raw, honest and at times, very blunt memoir is wonderfully written and really had a huge impact on me. Ryan tells her story about her faith journey in such a way that you are reminded that just because you are a Christian does not mean life is a bowl full of roses. Just as Ryan experienced, many of us have dealt with infertility, questions about our faith, fidelity, and so much more. Yet, the message that Ryan sends in her book is that God is with us each step of the way, even when we don't think so. She explores the theme of questioning our beliefs and that questioning does not make us a "bad Christian" but a human one! This book is full of emotion, and you will laugh, cry and be touched as you read A Maze Of Grace. 


 I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!


BUY IT: You can purchase A Maze Of Grace by Trish Ryan online, on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca - It is also available through your favorite local bookseller.


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***Thank you to Hachette Book Group for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog. I was not compensated in any other manner and all opinions expressed are my own***

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