Jan 9, 2010

Review: Healing Waters (by Nancy Rue & Stephen Arterburn)

"When life seems to conspire against you, how do you find the courage to dive into Healing Waters?"

From the back cover:

"When Lucia Coffey looks at her reflection, she sees fat and failure. When she looks at her sister Sonia, she sees svelte and success. When she looks at God, she sees that divine love can't possibly be doled out equally. All her life, Lucia has coped by throwing herself into taking care of those who seem more worthy of God's goods, and feeding the dreams she has buried alive.

But when tragedy strikes Lucia's family, she meets Sullivan Crisp - a decidedly offbeat psychologist who is trying to cope with his own shattered past. They form an alliance to try to hold her family together and, in the process, both tentatively dip their toes into the waters of healing. Step by faltering step they wade in, forging an unlikely community and digging deep for the courage to face a lurking danger that could pull them under ... or remind them what it's like to dance on the waves.

My personal review:

What a great story ... one of coming to terms with self-image and self-worth. Lucia and Sully both made giant leaps in discovering who they really are in the eyes of God. Once they accepted that, their relationships with others changed dramatically. It is not often that a fiction book speaks so strongly to me, but I learned lots about myself in this book as well.

I would love to spend some time with the psychologist Sullivan Crisp and talk to him about some issues in my life. There are some tidbits in this book that I will definitely apply to my own life, and I was sad when the book was over.

An astounding five out of five stars!!

Healing Waters was purchased by me for my personal collection

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