Monday, February 8, 2010

free copy of Thin Places by Mary DeMuth

Mary DeMuth’s memoir, Thin Places, shows her readers that she is a powerful writer, not afraid to tackle very dark places in her life, and to walk us through how she gradually became a strong and beautiful wife and mom.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/031028418X
DeMuth faced pain in her childhood, including being raped, the death of her father, and a mother who, to put it kindly, lacked mothering skills. When her mom found the author crying  a while after the death of her dad, her mom did not hug her, but told her it was time to get over that.
I admire how DeMuth incorporates Christian understanding as she heals, and now this book will help others heal. How did she gain the courage to write these hard words? My own childhood was sheltered and sweet, but everyone goes through heart ache and I can empathize with her tribulations. This author, instead of staying stuck in suffering and silence, shares her unusually difficult journey and gives readers encouraging words and ideas for healing.
For all who enjoy memoirs, stories of harsh childhoods and learning tools for becoming a joyful wife and mom, I recommend this book.
I will give away one copy of Thin Places by using random.org to select the winner among commenters on this post. The publisher supplied me with this copy. Thank you publishers, and the winner will be selected on Saturday February 13.

15 comments:

Sparkles said...

Please enter me in the contest. This sounds like wuite aninsightful story however dark. Hugs, Sparkles

Tankene Ice Mist said...

Meow, I also would enjoy this story, Is that you Sunshine peeking through the clouds. Purrs, Tankene Ice Mist.

Julie said...

Thanks for stopping by the blog to let me know that my comment got deleted...

Sure, throw my name in the pot... that would be great!

Have a blessed day!
Julie

FlowerLady said...

Thank you for letting me know my comment got deleted. I'm sorry spammers caused you problems. That's why I use the word verification.

Please add me to your drawing. I would love to read this writer's story of triumph over darkness.

Look forward to checking out some of the books you've listed that you read last year. I visit the library regularly so am always looking for good books.

FlowerLady

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Terra....

Lovely to "meet" you and thanks so much for your visit. :-)

I'd love to read this encouraging book...please throw me into the hat too!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Bethie said...

Sounds like an inspiring story. Please ocunt me in.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Mary DeMuth said...

Thank you for your sweet post about Thin Places, I appreciate it!

GWENDOLYN said...

Terra,
the book sounds like a great read. I would love to have it. Thanks for all your kind words.
Blessings!
Gwen

Patricia said...

Hi Terra! Thanks for stopping by Pollywog Creek and commenting on my review of Thin Places. I hope you will come again. What an amazing book. I do already have a copy (ordered 3 more to give away), so please don't include me in your drawing. Great idea.

Blessings!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I would love to win! Thanks for coming by Terra and your sweet comments. The book sounds very interesting. Cindy

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

thanks for stopping by Farmhouse...so good to have you visit..and then i see you are on the central coast of california..

what town are you in?

i am in san luis obispo...

would love to be in the drawing...

more later,
kary

Life Laugh Latte said...

Right up my alley...count me in. Need a new book to read too! Thanks for coming by. Hope the vlog sound works for you next time. Holly

Tea With Tiffany said...

I have the book to review. Don't include me, bless someone else. :) Wanted to stop in and say thanks for your visit at my blog this week.

Robin's New Song said...

Thank you for the visit Terra. This sounds like a book I would relate to. I will look forward to reading it and chatting with you in blog land!

Blessings!

Holly said...

Wow...this story sounds amazing. I am always amazed by the human spirit and the ability to persevere. This is the kind of story that I love to read!
Holly