Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Book Review: Surprised by Grace by Elizabeth Sherrill

About the Book:
Tib has written for Guideposts magazine for over sixty years, contributed to Daily Guideposts for over twenty-five, and coauthored the best-selling, inspirational adventures of all time with her husband, John, including: The Hiding Place, The Cross and the Switchblade, and God's Smuggler. Yet, Tib's most powerful story ever is this beautifully written, exhilarating memoir.
In it, you'll discover how God's love transformed her life from one of great struggle to one with a clear direction and find inspiration, hope and strength for your own journey.
Enjoy touching stories about Tib's family and close relationships, from her unhappy childhood to John's surprising marriage proposal. Meet her lifelong friend Mea, and her dear father-in-law who was able to see her for the complex person she was even though he was blind. Travel with her to fascinating places across the United States and Europe. And find out how she overcame her poor self-image after a stunning encounter with her Creator.
Elizabeth Sherrill's superb storytelling brings you into every scene, making you laugh and cry many times over. You'll be reminded that God intends hope and freedom for you. You'll also find wonderful insight and encouragement in the uplifting foreword by Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan and in the inspirational "Conversation Starters," particularly useful for women's Bible studies, book clubs, or home groups.
Surprised by Grace will help you understand more deeply how to completely trust God in the toughest times of your life, how to recognize your dependence on Him, and how to allow Him to light your way.
About the Author:
Elizabeth Sherrill is the author behind the classic best sellers The Hiding Place about Corrie ten Boom, The Cross and the Switchblade about David Wilkerson, and God's Smuggler about Brother Andrew. She also is a longtime contributor to America's best-loved inspirational magazine Guideposts, and best-selling devotional, Daily Guideposts.
My Review of the Book: 
This was a thoroughly enjoyable read!  Without a doubt this has to be one of the most inspirational Christian books I have read this year or possibly ever!  This was the first time I have read anything by Elizabeth Sherrill and I find it exciting that is was actually about herself.  The authors style of writing was easy to read, yet not too boring that it kept you entertained without feeling too overwhelmed.  I feel everyone would be able to learn and benefit from this book no matter what type of reader one is.  
The only important thing to mention for all readers is that this is NOT a fiction book  I know I have some friends who prefer fiction over non fiction, so I know this might be a deterrent for them as they usually feel non fiction stories have too much of a lull in them.  I personally do not mind this as I know that is how life is.  There will always have high and low parts and no one is immune from this.  I always like to see what lessons I can take away from non fiction books!

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Views expressed are 100% my own and have not been influenced in anyway.  I was supplied a book for review purposes and not financially compensated in anyway.  

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