A Complicated Heart Review-Sarah Mae

I love this book so much! Sarah is so open and vulnerable when telling the story of the relationship she had with her mother. This is Sarah’s story of dealing with the hard stuff, coming to terms with it, and the forgiveness and redemption that only God can bring. It also helps those people who never got to have closure in the end. I would recommend this book to anyone who has dealt with a hard relationship, especially with their mother. One line that really hit me and I think will help others is on page 99, “Forgive your Mom for not being what she should have been.” I received an advanced reader copy from B&H Publishing and this is my honest review.

The above is the main review for this book, but since this is my blog, I can add more. If you have read my first article on the Grit and Grace site, then you know I had a difficult relationship with my mom. She has been gone for almost 7 years. We did not reconcile before she passed. I have had to bring myself to a point of forgiveness, redemption and letting God work things for His good like He promises He will do. This book and listening to Sarah’s podcast have really helped me to continue that healing and know that it is okay that everything wasn’t perfect, but that “dysfunction does not have to be your destiny or your identity.”

If you can relate to my story or to Sarah’s, get this book. You will not regret it. God can help you to work through your stuff with His Word and the testimony of someone who had gone before you.

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