Monday, October 7, 2013

A Search for Purple Cows Book Review

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About the Book

A wife and mother's amazing journey from darkness into a life fully restored in God's light. A whimsical comment from a kind stranger, 'Be sure to search for purple cows,' brings hope to a woman and her children fleeing from a life filled with trouble. In A Search for Purple Cows, Susan Call reveals to the world how painful a relationship can be when love deteriorates into a cycle of abuse and betrayal. Her moving memoir chronicles how she first met her husband, a handsome, stylish, generous man with whom she worked. Eventually they fell in love, married, and had two children. Their life seemed idyllic -- they had a beautiful home and everything a family could desire. But soon, inside those walls, Call was tormented by her husband's alcoholism, domestic abuse, and infidelity that cast her family into a world fraught with fear and despair. God found her in the midst of her pain, and showed her, through the unlikely source of a Christian radio station, that a journey toward Him was possible even in the most unthinkable circumstances. Call eventually found the strength to move on and start anew. Written with candor and grace, A Search for Purple Cows will leave you laughing, crying, and believing that God is present and able, ready to bring hope and healing.(Goodreads)

My Review
This book takes you on a journey through Susan Call's marriage. Starting out happy and ending in abuse and nearly killed, Susan felt the full range of fear for her kids and herself. The most amazing part of this book is the ending and the complete forgiveness that Susan is able to have. A forgiveness like that can only come from God and her faith is shown clearly throughout the book. 

This is a great read, though she does discuss the infidelity and verbal abuse her husband made her live through. This is not a pretty read but it is very well written and a great testament of how powerful God is in such situations. 

"I received this book from B & B Media Group for free in exchange for an honest review." 

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