Friday, April 25, 2014
Girl at the End of the World (Review)
Every so often a book just captures your attention. I love those books - the ones where I read them until my eyes are itchy and I'm picking it up while the spaghetti is boiling or I'm waiting for my coffee to finish up. "Girl at the End of the Word" by Elizabeth Esther was one of these books for me. It is Esther's painfully true story of her childhood journey in a homegrown fundamentalist Christian group.
Her story, to me, is absolutely heartbreaking. It is the story of people who call themselves Christians but make up their own rules. And now Elizabeth is reaping what was sewn by her whole family - showing up in her life as PTSD and what have to be awful memories. I love how honest and open she is about her journey. But it just makes me so sad that she grew up not fully understanding the love of Jesus - because it wasn't shown to her. I am so happy to read the end of the book because I see that she has become a follower of Jesus through this very dark, windy road. And she doesn't blame God for what she was told. I love that.
A must read.
Thank you to Waterbrook Multonah for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
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Girl at the End of the World: My Escape from Fundamentalism in Search of Faith with a Future