Mary put to paper the words I have wanted to write myself. My book is highlighted with so many phrases, quotes etc that spoke to me to the depths of my soul. Somehow Mary seemed to know exactly what I needed to hear and she was able to speak exactly the right words to me. I love everything that Mary writes but I would definetly say that this is one of her best yet.
Mary invites the readers to explore deep emotions that may have been covered up since childhood. She gives words to the abuses so that those who cannot put their pain into words will have a way of coming out of isolation knowing that their experience is not unique by what happened but unique by the way they perceived it. She gives hope in that in meeting God in those thin places, He will have a specific way to take them for healing. God bless you Mary. You are a real trouper.
Thin Places is a powerful retelling of Mary DeMuth's journey through childhood abuse to adulthood. Mary has a unique ability to share deeply personal aspects of her life in a way that express her fragility and pain, yet conveys her desire to overcome the horrible circumstances she endured. She reaches for God and the reader watches her, straining with her as hope and healing start to take place, and a new strength develops out of the pain. A significant memoir.
Mary DeMuth's Thin Places is a book you will want to pass on to others while keeping one for your bookshelves. She is open, vulnerable, and so honest about the way life treated her as a youth. It is an encouraging work as it shows God at work in her life -- and ours as we allow. Put your tissues nearby, read a little, cry a little, wait a little and repeat as many times as you need. Thanks, Mary, for this book.