Sunday, May 4, 2014

When We Were on Fire by Addie Zierman

I just finished reading Addie Zierman's honest and raw memoir titled "When We Were on Fire" and I couldn't wait to get to my computer to write down my thoughts.

First of all, I appreciated how vulnerable Mrs. Zierman has made herself by publishing such a candid and poignant account of her journey in her faith and life.  She wrote about things I have only allowed myself to think of briefly before self-chastising and moving on. 

I appreciated that she, too, has experienced hurt by "Church People" who are most likely so focused how they appear to others that they forget the humanness of others, themselves included.

I could relate to her story of trying to do the "right things" although they motive may have been sketchy.  I could feel her pain of drowning in depression and took a deep breath as she came up for air and reconnected with her faith.

One note:  The author does use profanity, although not in a gratuitous fashion in my opinion.  She is a real person.

All in all, I would recommend this book especially for those that may be struggling with what a "real" Christian looks like.  Thankfully, God loves us... flaws, scars, blackheads and all.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a free copy of this book by Multnomah Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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