Have you ever been in the midst of a terribly difficult situation, yet you could see God at work? You’ve experienced a thin place.
In her book, Thin Places, Mary DeMuth describes a thin place as a place where heaven and the physical world collide, a place where everyday life meets eternity. It’s about finding a glimpse of eternity amid the messiness of life and feeling God draw near.
In this moving memoir, Mary presents a story that would seem devoid of God’s presence, of an existence where He has abandoned and turned His face. Yet, as Mary spills her tragedies on the page, bleeds them as she describes the process, the reader can see that she has found hope. She has discovered that God did not abandon her. She has gone back to places most would bury forever, and she’s found God, right there in the middle of the pain of abuse and emotional abandonment. Her story gives hope. It gives those who have lived through similar pain a reason to go back and look for their own thin places, those places where God really was there.
More than anything, this is a story of how God can take a tattered life and turn it into something so beautiful. In order to help others turn their trials into triumphs, Mary has had to be vulnerable. It’s her gift to the reader.
I received a complimentary review copy of the book from the publisher, but this has no bearing on the impartiality of my review. I truly loved this book.