Monday, August 6, 2012

Ramblings From The Shower by Faye Bryant

In “Ramblings From The Shower”, author Faye Bryant shares some of the thoughts that have come her way during the mundane task of everyday hygiene, and how those thoughts have compelled her to ask, “What about this, God? What do You think?”
Follow along as Faye shares through personal experience and revelation her conclusions on just what God does think.

 Faye Bryant is an outspoken advocate for authentic Christianity, having lived as a mask-wearer for years. She has spoken before several groups on living real and loving raw. She has served on a church staff for over ten years. She is also a hobbyist photographer, a history buff and a menace at trivia games. She has been a wife… then an ex-wife… and is a wife again. Mom… then step-mom. Then step-grandmom. She has been rejected… then accepted. Abused… then loved. And she has learned how to love in return. She was whole… then cancer. She has battled with fear… then was brought to a place of peace. Now she is facing the future with hope and confidence in God. Meeting life right where it happens, through a variety of experiences, Faye has learned that life can hurt, but God’s love is real, and God never expects us to go it alone, or be something other than what He has called us to be. Through her warm and witty sense of humor, Faye now shares her faith and love for God alongside her husband Jack, through their church in the mountains of East Tennessee. (from the publicist)

My expectations of this book was that it would be humorous, and one that I could quickly read...and just as quickly forget. You know, sort of a "mind candy" since I have read several serious books lately. Instead, I got a book that made me smile, and made me weep. Instead of a quick read, I began to slow down to savor the words. As Faye shared the experiences of herself and other people who have touched her life, it is obvious that God is just waiting for us to share our burdens with Him and with others so we may heal from wounds we experience. Even moments ago, as I opened the book to refresh my memory about a point, the page that randomly opened was one that spoke very clearly on an issue I struggle with and refuse to remedy. While I haven't shared some of the situations that are discussed in the book, the raw emotion and honesty do cause one to reconsider ones own life. Honestly, humor is every bit as healing to me, and I do appreciate Faye's outlook. I have often commented that God gave me an offbeat sense of humor to counter-act the depths of depression I fall in and I enjoy reading books by others who can see the funny side of things. Faye Bryant has a way to see the humor, the hurt, and to help others find the way to lead to God's healing. Whether it is our own burden or a friend's that we are helping to shoulder, this is a book that is honest and will make you re-examine some of your attitudes. You will enjoy the random ramblings and will feel refreshed and renewed at the end. You can follow Faye blogs at and tweets at @rfbryant. You can purchase a copy of this book at Amazon.

I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.

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