Monday, June 23, 2014
When We Were on Fire (Review)
This review is for the book "When We Were on Fire" by Addie Zierman. I cannot even describe how much this book resonated with me from the very beginning. I am approximately the same age as Addie and grew up in a Christian household so all the things she talked about were very relevant to me - See You At the Pole, WWJD bracelets, sword drills, DC Talk - I felt like Addie and I would have been incredible friends growing up. Unfortunately Addie's life took a turn that I did not experience. She had a painful, controlling relationship that really defined her thoughts of Christians. Not only that, but when she went through a period of depression there was absolutely no one who reached out from any church she attended. I could just feel her sinking further into this hole, wanting to be seen and not getting the help she needed.
I am so glad Addie has shared her story with the world. I think this is an incredibly honest book and definitely worth the read.
Thank you to Waterbrook Multonah for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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