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In my prayers I asked for God to use my life to glorify Him, but was ill prepared for the response. I was arrested and charged with a felony! In deep and dark despair, I turned to Jesus Christ for help, and He was there to save me, as I sorrowfully ...
In my prayers I asked for God to use my life to glorify Him, but was ill prepared for the response. I was arrested and charged with a felony! In deep and dark despair, I turned to Jesus Christ for help, and He was there to save me, as I sorrowfully repented for my past sinful behavior! Jesus transformed my heart and I was blessed with unimaginable peace and joy.
This is the story of the healing power found through Jesus Christ. I am living proof that people can change and that choosing to live a righteous and holy life brings joy.
Posted October 20, 2011
This book, like its author is imperfect, but therein lies the charm. The story which belies this book, and the emotions in its complex subtext prove both relatable and heartbreaking.
It is a tale about a woman taken from rock bottom to redemption and the path that lead her there; it is more than the sum of its parts, as she also proves to be. Gritty and introspective, it has every bit the pathos of the story of the prodigal son.
A must-read for any Christian who has ever strayed and seen the light.
Posted September 18, 2011
Purchased this out of curiousity, and to be honest, while the first chapter peaked my interest it seemed to drag a bit. If you have the same experience, DON'T GIVE UP ON THIS BOOK! Rather soon, the redemptive qualities of Christ as experienced by the author will both captivate you and inspire you to look inward and do a self anaylsis of your own faith walk. Unless you've led a truly cloistered life, you cannot help but to compare instances of trials in your own life to those of the author. Her story is one that most of us can relate to in one form or another, and she has obviously written from the heart.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 23, 2011
The author provides her testimony about how God changed her after she gave her life to Christ. She provided numerous examples of how God opened her eyes to some destructive behaviors or personality traits, and provided the grace to change. The first several chapters are specific apologies to those she hurt.
I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. At first, I thought that the author was too hard on herself, and that maybe she had not actually accepted Christ's forgiveness. But, as I read on, I felt sure that this was not the case. Instead, she wanted to extend her heartfelt apologies to others because Christ had forgiven her.
I especially like the author's testimony because it is a wonderful example of how God can take a horrible experience and turn it around for his glory and for our good. She shows how God used her personal angst and embarrassment to bring her to an understanding that she needed to rely on God in all things.
The book goes on to show how the author began living for Christ on a daily basis. The book contains several vignettes in which the author felt led by the Spirit to express God's love or present the gospel to others. I found the stories to be interesting. They drew me into the book, but I would have liked to have a few more details about some of the examples.
All in all, I enjoyed the book and am left wondering what God will have in store for the author in the future.