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Posted September 25, 2012
When I finished reading Come Alive one of my first thoughts was that I didn’t want you to read it. Not because it’s not good, it’s really good. I didn’t want you to read it because it was one of the most difficult books I’ve read. But I want you to read it. I want you to know this story.
Especially the ugly parts.
Come Alive is Stephanie’s story. A teen age girl who on a good day is only verbally abused by her father. The ones who should have cherished her and protected her instead are the ones who abuse her. Who rape her.
But Stephanie’s story isn’t just about the ugly parts of her life. It is more about the redemption of her heart and body. It’s the story of a young girl finding hope and freedom.
In her debut novel, Elora reaches into some of the ugliest parts of life (and family) and lights a candle. A faint light for those with no light and no hope.
In ways, this story will break you. I cried though much of it, and at other times felt bile rising up in my throat. It will hopefully open your eyes, not only to the atrocities that are one of the central themes in the book, but that even in your darkness there is hope & there is a light…..even if it is only a flickering candle.
Come Alive challenges you to see yourself as that: ALIVE! To see the grace that has brought you to where you’re at.
So, I invite you to delve into Stephanie’s story. To see your story and the hope and the grace in both.
Posted January 31, 2013
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