Confessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer: And her Parable of the Tomato Plant

Confessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer: And her Parable of the Tomato Plant

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by Marsha Roberts
     
 

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"An optimistic look at the magic of life." --- KIRKUS REVIEWS

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Marsha Roberts was never afraid to be bold because she had a secret. She knew if she stumbled, angels would catch her. She had a connection to God that seemed almost magical. For decades, angels and miracles had worked for her better than a credit card with no limit.

All of that changed

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"An optimistic look at the magic of life." --- KIRKUS REVIEWS

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Marsha Roberts was never afraid to be bold because she had a secret. She knew if she stumbled, angels would catch her. She had a connection to God that seemed almost magical. For decades, angels and miracles had worked for her better than a credit card with no limit.

All of that changed without warning. They called it The Recession of 2008, but like millions of other people, it was in-your-face personal to Marsha. She was on the verge of losing everything. But worst of all, in the frantic pursuit to keep her head above water, she felt her sense of self, her own personal magic, slip away. If she was going to get her family through this crisis, she was going to have to become the sassy, mutinous gal she had once been - the one who believed in miracles. And the only way to do that was to solve the profound mystery of how God had helped her beat practically impossible odds time and again.

There were clues in the oddest places: in a tomato plant and a Barbie doll, in an ICU and a frozen windshield, in the Alaskan sun and a Mediterranean piazza. Even in her dog Smokey. She had to discover the key to what it all meant so she could find her way back. Back to that magical, powerful and spiritual connection. Everything she had fought for and believed in was at stake.

Marsha's style of writing makes you feel as if you're with a trusted friend, sharing coffee and life lessons. This is a book that belongs on your nightstand.

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Kirkus Reviews
Roberts strings together a series of autobiographical vignettes in her debut inspirational memoir. The belief that anything is possible is something many people lose as they grow older. For Roberts, however, this belief always finds a way to resurface, even in bleak circumstances. Each short chapter of her memoir focuses on a single experience or lesson. Some of her experiences are quite extraordinary--such as the life-changing vision she claims to have received from God, detailed in "The September 13th Parable"--but others are fairly commonplace, like the story of her dog, Smokey, who trusted Roberts completely as she led him through a storm. The extraordinary stories highlight what Roberts sees as the miraculous nature of life, while the ordinary ones ground the overall narrative and make it believable. The author's life hasn't always been easy; she had a difficult relationship with her mother, a divorce and numerous financial struggles. Instead of dwelling on these negatives, however, Roberts uses them to illustrate how each circumstance opened the door for something magical: healing the rift between her and her mother, meeting the love of her life and finding unexpected solutions to her financial problems. Her voice is conversational, not stilted or academic, with a clear, uncluttered style that makes her memoir an easy, casual read. Moreover, she portrays many moments with a light touch, particularly when she speaks about faith-related matters, such as the power of prayer. At one point, she writes, "I know God always hears me when I pray. And I know I'm the happiest, the most peaceful with myself when it's a two-way conversation, when I'm listening." An optimistic look at the magic of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781470181840
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/2012
Pages:
204
Sales rank:
923,821
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

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