Thursday, August 15, 2013

August reading


 Today I'm linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy's monthly "Twitterature" post to share what I've been reading.





I just finished Heather Kopp's Sober Mercies, a memoir about the author's battle with alcoholism.  I've been following Heather's blog, Sober Boots, for about a year now and was fortunate enough to win a copy of her book in a draw on Gillian Marchenko's blog.


Sober Mercies is great reading.  Heather is brutally honest about how her desire for alcohol came to completely dominate her life and relationships, and how she eventually reached a point of desperate surrender and entered addiction treatment.  This was only one step in her long journey of dealing with her past, acknowledging her reasons for escaping into alcohol, and understanding why God didn't just "fix" her alcoholism in the way she thought He should.  Throughout the book she asks many questions that would be familiar not just to those dealing with addiction, but to anyone wondering how the struggles of life and faith in God fit together.

Reading Heather's blog is like reading the words of a humble, wise, and funny friend; reading her book is a similar experience.  Sober Mercies is a hopeful book.  I'd highly recommend it.


12 comments:

  1. Oh, I've heard about this book/blog. I'm going to go visit over there again. Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Amy -- I know you'll like Heather's book AND blog.

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  2. Oh lucky girl! I took part in that giveaway as well :) Glad you liked it!

    Sunrise Avenue

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    1. Thanks, Alyssa -- strangely, I won 2 books this summer, this one and The Unfinished Child by Teresa Shea (it's a novel about a child with Down's Syndrome; I won it on a giveaway by Amy Julia Becker). Thanks for stopping by -- hope you get a chance to read Heather's book b/c I'm sure you'll like it.

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  3. I've never heard of this author or her book and blog. I've already added it to my feedly!

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    1. I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping in!

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  4. I need to read this book! I've read so many wonderful reviews from trusted sources.

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    1. It's great, Anne -- so honest and insightful.

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  5. Thanks for the recommendation. I am putting this book on my to read list.

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    1. You're welcome -- hope you like it. Thanks for stopping in!

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    1. I know you'll like it. Thanks for stopping by!

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