Monday, July 8, 2013
Victim of Grace
Every so often, a book comes along that just grabs you and doesn't let go. Victim of Grace by Robin Jones Gunn is that kind of book. As I read, I would periodically stop to text a friend and say, "You have to read this!" Other times I stopped to type out a quote to share on Facebook or Instagram.
Victim of Grace shares personal stories from Robin Jones Gunn's life, linking each back to a woman in the Bible whose story she related to during that time. She shares both the dark times and the good times in her life, but through it all, she shows how God's goodness prevails. She discusses how we lost our "covering of grace" in the fall and how we need to be honest with God, receiving the provisions He has for us.
She also shares a lot of her experiences with writing. She talks about where many of her book ideas came from, as well as her writing habits and how she made time for writing in the middle of raising children and caring for her father as his health declined.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone. It's one of those books you'll find yourself sitting down periodically so you can soak in what you're reading. You won't regret it!