10/9/13

A search For Purple Cows - Susan Call

3 Stars

ABOUT THE BOOK -
A wife and mother's amazing journey from darkness into a life fully restored in God's light.
A whimsical comment from a kind stranger, "Be sure to search for purple cows," brings hope to a woman and her children fleeing from a life filled with trouble. In A Search for Purple Cows, Susan Call reveals to the world how painful a relationship can be when love deteriorates into a cycle of abuse and betrayal. Her moving memoir chronicles how she first met her husband, a handsome, stylish, generous man with whom she worked. Eventually they fell in love, married, and had two children. Their life seemed idyllic--they had a beautiful home and everything a family could desire. But soon, inside those walls, Susan was tormented by her husband's alcoholism, domestic abuse, and infidelity that cast her family into a world fraught with fear and despair. God found her in the midst of her pain and showed her, through the unlikely source of a Christian radio station, that a journey toward Him was possible even in the most unthinkable circumstances. Susan eventually found the strength to move on and start anew. Written with candor and grace, A Search for Purple Cows will leave you laughing, crying, and believing that God is present and able, ready to bring hope and healing.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Susan Call is a speaker and author who enjoys sharing her insights from life's valley, offering hope and wisdom to her audiences. She holds an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern Nazarene College and a BA in Computer Science from Susquehanna University. She also studied at Uppsala University and Vilundaskolan in Sweden. She lives in New Hampshire with her current husband Jim and their five children. 

MY REVIEW -
This book was "just alright" for me. It did not leave me laughing or crying, it was just kind of - there. It isn't anything I can put my finger on that I didn't like about it. It was just an OK book.

This had some really good reviews on Amazon, people saying they couldn't put it down. Well... I could put it down. I kept reading, I enjoyed it, I just didn't think it was that good. So please do not judge by review alone!

I did think it was very believable. This is a memoir, and it did feel real to me, I believed her and her story. I loved how her developing relationship with God was slow and natural, not "in your face". That made it more real for me. I have not ever had to deal with alcoholism so I do not know first hand what it is like, but Susan made it real for me.

This is a book about faith, about forgiveness, about understanding and admitting that you (and your family) has a problem and asking for help. This is a very nice, quick, easy read.

Thank you "The B&B Media Group" for sending me this book to read and give an honest review.
 
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1 comment:

  1. Sounds really interesting and different. I like the unconventional title.

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