>> Tuesday, August 10, 2010
THE EDGE OF THE DIVINE by Sandi Patty
Sandi opens the book with her account of going through a visit to the bariatric surgeon's office and you think the whole book is going to be on that topic. Thankfully, it's not! When I chose the book by it's title, I had hoped for something more spiritual and got it. She defines the word edge as "the point at which something is likely to happen", and she uses that word to explain many life experiences where she has made decisions that have brought her closer to God.
She shares her life, her God, her faithfulness, her fears, her family; all as if you were an old friend and catching up with her in her living room for an extended weekend. Other than her public "star" power, Sandi's life is not much different than ours; she has the divorce, kids, new husband, depression, weight problems, etc., just like the rest of us.
Sandi does have a lot to share biblically and I will probably refer back to the book for some of those scriptures. There are also Questions for Discussion and Individual Reflection at the end of the book that are very good. The book was a very quick read - I read it in an afternoon. Very enjoyable.
Disclosure statement: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.