Thin Places - Book Review

Mary DeMuth uses words the way an artist uses paint, the black and white words on the page creating technicolor images in your mind and soul. Experiencing a childhood littered with neglect and sexual abuse, as a teenager, Mary was transformed by the the redemptive work of Jesus Christ.

Thin Places is Mary's memoir, a pageturner that details brokeness and pain, yet it is more about hope through Jesus' healing and restoration. This book is required reading for anyone who has suffered abuse, but it is equally valuable to any reader.

Mary describes thin places as "snatches of time, moments really, when we sense God intersecting with our world in tangible, unmistakable ways. They are aha moments, beautiful realizations, when the Son of God bursts through the hazy fog of our monotony and shines on us afresh." Mary shares her thin places with us, and as she does, I have memories surface of my own thin places. Her honesty is brave, and the book is a challenge to be brave myself.

Because of Mary's passion to see others set free from their family secrets, she established a blog for readers to anonymously post their experiences.
Her own personal blog is 

Thin Places releases today and can be purchased at Amazon by clicking here. I was provided a copy of this book from the publisher, Zondervan, and I was glad to review it. Mary DeMuth is not only a gifted writer, but she spends a great deal of time encouraging other up-and-coming writers. I have been blessed by her, and I know you will be too.


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Joyful said...

You are exactly right!
`Mary DeMuth uses words the way an artist uses paint, the black and white words on the page creating technicolor images in your mind and soul.`

Sara Cox Landolt said...

I'm excited for Thin Places & hope it reaches the hearts who need it's message most.

Karen Lange said...

I've heard a lot about this book. Will have to check it out,thanks.

Mary DeMuth said...

Thank you so much for posting this, Susan. I'm so thankful! You have a lovely blog.

quietspirit said...

'Thin Places'gets into your heart and stays there. Thank you for sharing.