Thin Places

Thin Places

In the past year and a half, I have become a huge Mary DeMuth fan.  She has a gift for writing prose that brings color and life to any story she is telling.  I admire her deeply as a writer, and after this past book I’ve read of hers, I admire her as a spiritual leader.

In her moving spiritual memoir, Mary DeMuth reflects on the “thin places” of her life—places where she was acutely aware of God’s presence.

What is so strikingly profound about Mary’s story is how she charges headlong into the dark places of her past, and sees now that they are really Thin Places, places where she can now see God reaching down to her, calling out to her, letting her know that He was there all along.  The verse comes to mind:

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

I would recommend this book to anyone who has anything but a perfect past.  Instead of shaking our finger at God and asking Him "Where were you?” This book will challenge you to your core to really seek God and find that He was there all along. He was walking with you through the pain of your story, redeeming moments, and calling you His own, turning your pain into a cause, revealing Himself to you now in those Thin places.

Thin places are snatches of holy ground, tucked into the corners of our world, where we might just catch a glimpse of eternity. They are aha moments, beautiful realizations, when the Son of God bursts through the hazy fog of our monotony and shines on us afresh. He has come near to my life. I will tell you how.” –Mary DeMuth

You can buy Thin Places here…Or borrow my copy if you’d like!  You can also download the 1st book in a trilogy series called Daisy Chain for a few more days if you have a Kindle, or Kindle app for your iPhone or home computer.  It’s also a really great read.

3 thoughts on “Thin Places

  • February 8, 2010 at 10:30 am
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    Thank you so much, Michelle, for sharing about the memoir here. I so appreciate it! Great pictures of you, by the way!

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  • February 9, 2010 at 8:14 am
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    That sounds like a perfect book for my sister. Thanks!

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