Thin Places: A Memoir

Paperback | January 24, 2010

byMary E Demuth

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In this moving spiritual memoir-Thin Places-Mary DeMuth traces the winding path of thin places in her life, places where she experienced longing and healing more intensely than before. From surviving abuse as a latchkey kid to discovering a heavenly Father who never leaves, Mary's story invites you to a deeper understanding of your own story. She calls you to discover new ways to look for God in the past so that you might experience him more profoundly in the present.What if you could retrace your life and discover its thin places-places where the division between this world and the eternal fades? "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."

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In this moving spiritual memoir-Thin Places-Mary DeMuth traces the winding path of thin places in her life, places where she experienced longing and healing more intensely than before. From surviving abuse as a latchkey kid to discovering a heavenly Father who never leaves, Mary's story invites you to a deeper understanding of your own...

Mary DeMuth is the author of several southern novels, including A Slow Burn, Life in Defiance, and the Christy award finalists, Watching the Tree Limbs and Daisy Chain.  She's also written four parenting books and a memoir, Thin Places. She's passionate about the written word, teaching, and mentoring writers. Mary lives in Texas with h...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.06 × 5.56 × 0.56 inPublished:January 24, 2010Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:031028418x

ISBN - 13:9780310284185

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An encouraging read from Mary DeMuth Mary E DeMuth’s newest book “Thin Places” is a hard book to read, in some places very hard. In her memoir she touches on many hurts in her past, some of which are achingly familiar; others are hurts I am thankful have never happened to me personally. It is these hurts, worries, fears, aches and empty places that have given her the opportunity to seek God’s help, to meet Him in the crisis moments and to grow deeply. Every reader will in some way identify with the frustration that comes from realizing that we are not in control and life doesn’t always happen the way we want it to, no matter how desperately we want it to. Despite the stark reality and distressing situations recounted by Mary DeMuth, I am so glad to have read this book. The thin places in her life have given her depth and wisdom. Even though the situations are depressing, I was somehow lifted up by the perspective that can only have come from her relationship with God. In the end, the reader sees a woman who is holding Jesus’ hand and trusting Him,” believing that holding His hand is better than anything else this life has to offer.”
Date published: 2010-03-06

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Fiction (Watching the Tree Limbs) and nonfiction (Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture) author DeMuth revisits supremely challenging and emotionally transformative junctures in her life as she reveals the childhood sexual brutalities of which she was a victim, the confounding death of her biological father, and ongoing years of neglect and parental irresponsibility with which she had to cope. DeMuth, whose fiction consistently evokes deep responses from her loyal fan base, has succeeded in offering a comparably powerful memoir by telling her own story with honest courage. At every signpost, the author presents life as it is, even when the offering is ugly. Despite the bitterness and anger that could naturally characterize her, the author clings to her faith in God and his goodness, deriving victory over her circumstances. DeMuth writes, 'God sees,' and in this recalling of her early childhood pain, she sees, and is seen by, a faithful divine Father who provides refuge. (Feb.)"Thin Places, a memoir by Mary DeMuth, has captured my heart. Mary is a fun and happy person, so her vulnerability in telling this painful story of childhood abuse is deeply moving. Mary writes beautifully, even poetically, and leaves the reader with a sense of hope and courage." -- Heather Gemmen Wilson, Author