The Good, the Bad and the Everything – Review of Wild in the Hollow

wildhollow Book InformationWild in the Hollow: On Chasing Desire and Finding the Broken Way Home
Author: Amber C. Haines
Publisher: Revell (August 2015, $16.99 hardcover, $9.72 digital)

I’ve been curious about this book ever since I heard about it. I’ve read Amber C. Haines’ blog off and on from back when her site was just called The RunaMuck. Some of the content I enjoyed back then looks like it’s been pruned away, but there are still good new blog pieces to be had there from time to time.

One of the things I enjoy most about Haines’ writing is that she tends to be very real with her readers. If you’ve read her blog for any length of time, you know she’s not perfect and doesn’t pretend to be. I suspect that we might differ in the particulars of our theology, but she captures the wonders of God’s grace in imagery that rekindles my joy in Him. Continue reading

Reading Challenge – Let’s Try Something New

kissesfromkatie So, I’ve lurked over at a number of blogs for quite a while. And for years, I dreamed of blogging but never quite got up the nerve to let my thoughts loose into the world. It takes a sort of boldness I don’t always have.

But one day my husband challenged me to write. “You read, and you have a lot to say about books and ideas and faith and life. Don’t keep it all hidden.” So, I’ve started blogging. And over the years, I’ve seen people jump into reading challenges and since that’s always seemed like my idea of fun, I hopped on board with the one at Modern Mrs. Darcy and here I am. Reading a book in a genre I don’t normally read.

My cousin and a number of my friends eat up books like this. I’m sure you’ve seen them – Christian memoirs with life stories to inspire us on our own journeys. I see them as a way of putting myself into someone else’s shoes and seeing the world through their eyes. Kind of like a novel – except they’re not fiction. I read a lot of fiction, but for some reason, I don’t read a lot of memoirs, Christian or otherwise. Continue reading