Love Jesus. Do life. Write about what I learn. Make stuff. Wife, mom, grandma, sister, friend. I feed birds, take pictures of things others don't notice, cook, garden, and pray. First book, Morning Meditations From Marina's Kitchen Table, A Devotional Memoir, from Winged Publications label Soaring Beyond, available through Amazon/Kindle. #womenhelpinginmissions #theworkaholicswife #thenoticers
I wanted to read this book and be a part of the launch team for it because I wanted to hear her story. I was also at a place of being hurt in church (again) and wanted to hear how others wrestle with their faith, in God and in people. I also needed a story. Although it's non-fiction, she's a story-teller and this book reads smoothly. Maybe too easily!
I could not put this book down... but I made myself do it, just to savor her writing. Her honesty and openness of questioning what she believed in, the colorful descriptions of the places, people and situations that she encountered, it was as if we met and I listened to her heart each time I picked up the book. She's a fabulous writer, very conversational. It really is as if she's sitting across the table telling you about her thoughts, her stories, her travels. I've never wanted to visit England... until now!
Her story would be interesting if it was any woman writing, but it's not - it's the daughter of a mega-church pastor and author, proving that anyone can struggle with our beliefs and faith. I know that God honors her story, and our stories, as we come to terms with His great love for us, even in our wanderings.
I would recommend this book for any person, young adult to older, solid in faith or wandering.
I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.