A while back I downloaded this book, Finding Grace by Kathy Gottberg who authors the blog Smart Living 365.
I had downloaded this from Amazon to my Kindle reader for the PC. I have to say while this is free, I have trouble making myself sit at the desktop computer to read books, I can think of plenty of better ways to spend my time than staring at my screen, but I really had wanted to read this novel.
I wasn’t sure what to think about the story from the first chapter. First I should tell you that I was raised Roman Catholic with a lot of things forced on me. I left the church as a teen and struck out on my own to find my own beliefs that I could be comfortable with. So the first chapter introducing the questions of God and the Pentecostal grandmother’s influence had me wondering if I really would enjoy this story, or even be able to get through it. But oh was I in for a surprise!!
This book is so much more than questioning one’s beliefs in religion and God. Once I started the book I found time slipped away and in 3 hours I had read the entire book. Without giving too much away I’d like to share some of the subjects I found interesting and thought-provoking.
- If we strike out to find our own path, how will this affect the family dynamics that previously existed?
- Can a woman only be fulfilled if she has a child?
- What relationship are we envisioning by having a child?
- Should we consider the planet’ current population before having a child with the way the world looks today?
- How a lack of self-confidence can affect our growth as a person? Will we sell ourselves short both in relationships and in our careers?
- What about money? How do we view money and can it bring happiness?
This book is about love, loss, challenges, and finding the path you were meant to live.
I find myself wanting to say more about Finding Grace, but keep deleting what I’ve written fearing I am giving too much away with every word I write. If you are interested in reading Finding Grace you can order it through Kathy’s website, here, where you will be linked to Amazon where you can buy it for $2.99.