Thursday, August 15, 2013
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.