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.