It’s been just a little more than a month since I cracked open the pages of Wild in The Hollow: On Chasing Desire and Finding the Broken Way Home by Amber Haines, yet the words still haunt me today.
It’s not often that a book leaves such an imprint on me, but Amber pours out her story with her beautiful poetic storytelling prose, and God turns it straight into gospel. And it’s in that telling and the gospel where I find my story intertwined. Her story always pointing to the healing power of Jesus through the cross. This is where the beauty of her story lies.
Coming soon I will have a more thorough and formal review of Wild in the Hollow and a giveaway.
Today I have the humbled honor of sharing a bit of my story over at Amber’s place on the interwebs.
Here is a snippet from my story, you can read the rest of it over here.
I flung the doors fast and wide, the sunlight blinding eyes that were already stinging red with tears. Skin flush hot and heart racing. My hands fumbled useless in search of keys. The words still screaming through my head. Pregnant. Drugs. Alcohol.
Just moments before I sat on the front pew during choir practice too weak to stand and sing. A friend curled in close and whispered quiet. Had the doctors found anything? I chuckled at the thought. For months I lied in bed with nausea, unable to eat or drink, migraines that came like waves pounding the shore, I weighed all but 88 pounds. For months I saw doctor after doctor gone through test after test, but no. The doctors had not found anything. Click over for the rest of the story.
To read more about Wild in the Hollow go here. You can also read the first chapter free. If you ready to go ahead and buy the book you can go here, here and here. Oh and there is book club complete with videos! Amber has an introduction video that you can watch here.