Monday, November 4, 2013
The Wall Around Your Heart (How Jesus Heals You When Others Hurt You) by Mary DeMuth
You may remember a review I wrote for Mary DeMuth's book Everything (you can read that post HERE) in January of this year. I absolutely loved that book, and not surprisingly, Mary's book The Wall Around Your Heart is another success. The tone of this book is a bit different than Everything, but the tempo with which Mary writes and the passion she pours into her work are the same. We all have walls around our hearts, in greater or lesser degrees. And we all need a little "shove" in the right direction (toward Jesus!) in order for those walls to begin to crumble.
The Wall Around Your Heart has the ability to draw you closer to the Lord in prayer as you trust Him more and more with the things that you have been afraid to trust anyone with. It's not a self-help, DIY kind of book. Rather it's Mary using the Lord's prayer to reveal God's heart toward us, and in turn to show us that He can be trusted to tear down those walls.
She is very real, very honest, and at times it is sad to read her words. There are aspects of her life that were terribly wrong, and any one of us would build thick walls to keep our hearts "safe" if we'd experienced the things she has. But she doesn't dwell on those things ~ she just points toward Jesus, who is obviously the great love of her life. If you've been through some ridiculously difficult circumstances, maybe reading The Wall Around Your Heart will bring you closer to the One you can trust completely. I'm pretty sure that's why Mary wrote this book.
On my "Page Turner Scale" of 1 to 5, I gave this book a 5.
Disclaimer ~ I received this book free of charge for review purposes from BookSneeze. All opinions shared here are solely my own.
Day 282 done :)
Jan L. Burt