Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Atlas Girl Book Review


 About the Book

Disillusioned and yearning for freedom, Emily Wierenga left home at age eighteen with no intention of ever returning. Broken down by organized religion, a childhood battle with anorexia, and her parents' rigidity, she set out to find God somewhere else--anywhere else. Her travels took her across Canada, Central America, the United States, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. She had no idea that her faith was waiting for her the whole time--in the place she least expected it.

Poignant and passionate, Atlas Girl is a very personal story of a universal yearning for home and the assurance that we are known, forgiven, and beloved. Readers will find in this memoir a true description of living faith as a two-way pursuit in a world fraught with distraction. Anyone who wrestles with the brokenness we find in the world will love this emotional journey into the arms of the God who heals all wounds. (Goodreads)

My Review

I went into this book expecting something completely different than what I got. This book took me into the life of Emily and her mother and her world travels. This book is very uniquely written with the wording and organization of what is going on. There were a few times I was lost because the author jumped around a little bit. I enjoy reading about others but those who don't (such as biographies) probably wouldn't like this book. I did like this book because it showed life in it's raw form as it was for Emily. Honestly, the parts that were my favorite were about her mother and the progression of her health and how Emily cared for her. The book goes into many details about children and Emily's birth story, these parts I didn't enjoy as much but are apart of her life. 
If you enjoy reading about other people and biographies this is a book for you. 

"I received this book from Revell for free in exchange for an honest review."

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