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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Thin Places: A Memoir by Mary E. DeMuth
As I'm reading Thin Places: A Memoir, it strikes me. This book is written by a courageous beauty! A little girl forced to grow up without protection and care. The story of too many little girls. But this one stepped out of her comfort zone hoping to help other women heal from the atrocities of child rape, neglect, and abuse. It takes courage to tell the truth. It takes courage to shimmer in the harmful shame that claims personhood has no value. Mary DeMuth is a courageous beauty shimmering and sparkling from within showing other women they can too.
I love Mary's writing, willowy and evocative. Chapter four especially spoke to me, "As I wear the sin of another Unwillingly Like a scratchy coat In summer's heat."
Book Summary: In this moving spiritual memoir---Thin Places---Mary DeMuth traces the winding path of thin places in her life, places where she experienced longing and healing more intensely than before. From surviving abuse as a latchkey kid to discovering a heavenly Father who never leaves, Mary's story invites you to a deeper understanding of your own story. She calls you to discover new ways to look for God in the past so that you might experience him more profoundly in the present.
What if you could retrace your life and discover its thin places---places where the division between this world and the eternal fades?
'Thin places are snatches of holy ground, tucked into the corners of our world, where we might just catch a glimpse of eternity. They are aha moments, beautiful realizations, when the Son of God bursts through the hazy fog of our monotony and shines on us afresh. He has come near to my life. I will tell you how.