Amber C. HainesRevell / 2015 / HardcoverOur Price$3.994.5 out of 5 stars for Wild in the Hollow. View reviews of this product. 14 Reviews
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Phyllis W4 Stars Out Of 5Confusing bookMarch 13, 2019Phyllis WQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I bought this book on sale. There were times when I wanted to stop reading because MS. Haines was messing up her life so badly that I wanted to shake her. It is a story about redemption, a story of God not letting go, and a story about finding your way home.
CobraFreekFairview, WVAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Inspirational Story:February 7, 2019CobraFreekFairview, WVAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Have not read this book through yet but seems to be well done & fundamentally Biblically based. Great for those: Seeking, struggling, & those not quite receptive (yet) to the Word of God itself.
LauraK5 Stars Out Of 5A story of redemptionNovember 13, 2017LauraKQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A raw, honest story of yearning for and finding God in the trials of life. An inspiration to anyone struggling that there is hope!
Sammi5 Stars Out Of 5wild in the hollowOctober 1, 2016SammiQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5this book was even better then I thought it may have been. amazing writing style and totally worth reading.
Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A Story of how God reaches out to us in our brokennessAugust 19, 2015Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4The message Amber is conveying is all about reality, brokenness and pain, a soul searching for God, trying to fill the void with everything - but God, rebellion masked as freedom, a struggle with the rules and the natural bent towards breaking those rules, the feeling of never being good enough. I think this book is relative to many of us.
Amber tells her story, a story of brokenness, but not a story of hopelessness. In that brokenness she met God, the Savior. From there she began a new life, which, although, it looked beautiful on the outside, was still masking the internal pain she felt. Not until she came to the place of complete surrender did God then take the away the shame and guilt and make beauty from ashes. She had been let down by people, the church, and a list of look good rules she couldn't follow, when what she longed for was acceptance, unconditional love, and a place to call home. Amber is such a great example of the importance of community, of loving people to Jesus, not to a list of rules they can't follow and allowing the Holy Spirit to do the work. Of remembering we are all broken and in need of a Savior and Jesus came to seek and to save the Lost.
As I read this book, I struggled with the writing style a little. It wasn't so much that I didn't like it as much as it is written in a style I am not really used to reading, so I really had to concentrate to read it. But Amber's story resonated with me. I could have been reading about myself. Amber is a very gifted artist and has taken some poetic classes. She has the gift of expression. Me being a country girl and all, who sometimes doesn't even get plain ole' English, just kind of struggled through some of it. I can't say I agree with all of her theology since, at times I am not sure I understood correctly what she was trying to express. But it's a story many can relate to, and Amber offers hope that comes through Jesus, and that I know to be true from my own personal brokenness.
I was blessed with a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for a review.