Monday, November 23, 2009

Sin Boldly

Cover of "Sin Boldly: A Field Guide for G...Cover of Sin Boldly: A Field Guide for Grace

Late last night, after slowly reading for a few weeks, and reading in giant gulps of thirst for grace while cocooned yesterday afternoon, I finished "Sin Boldly: A Field Guide for Grace" by Cathleen Falsani.

To be honest, I didn't know what to expect when I started reading this one. I bought it because I recognized the author's name from a radio interview I'd heard. But mostly I bought it because it looked vaguely interesting, and was on the clearance table at the local Christian bookstore with an additional 25% off the lowest price sticker pasted to the front cover. (I'm a sucker for a bargain, even when it comes to books - one of the few things I regularly pay full price for.)

I was pleasantly surprised.

Though by no means a brilliant work, the stories are beautiful, and Falsani has done an excellent job of portraying grace.

And for me, there was grace simply in the timing of reading this book. In needing those reminders of beauty and hope in the midst of a really challenging moment.

I underlined here and there (the mark of a book that is really grabbing my attention) - especially various quotes, and I'm sure that some of those will eventually appear here amidst all the other bits and pieces that make up my blog.

But for the moment let me just say I'm thankful for the hope and grace Falsani's book offered in the moments I needed it yesterday, and that if you love stories about real life and hope and joy and grace, written with a slightly humorous twist that doesn't take anything more seriously than necessary, than I heartily recommend this book to you as well.
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2 comments:

they call me . . . "god girl" said...

you're welcome.

Lisa said...

thanks! (and thanks for stopping by!)