Book Review: The Edge of the Divine

31 Jul

The Edge of the Divine: Where Possibility Meets God's Faithfulness

Grammy award winning vocalist and Women of Faith Speaker Sandi Patty is well-known in the Christian community.  In her new book, The Edge of the Divine, Sandi provides readers with a glimpse into her life, marriage and singing career, and a decision that changed her life forever.

Sandi recounts a struggle with food that came about as a result of an abusive situation in her childhood.  When Sandi sees a doctor who also happens to be a friend, this doctor tells Sandi that if she does not change her habits, she could very possibly lose her life.

After extensive research, and discovering that her insurance company will 100% cover her procedure, Sandi decides to pursue lap-band surgery, but realizes that the surgery itself won’t be a quick fix.  She must do the work to overhaul her body, and her life.

This book wasn’t what I expected, but it is certainly a page-turner.  Sandi not only talks about weight, but about the daily struggles that every Christian woman encounters in their walk with the Lord.  But in addition to this, Sandi shares glimpses of the divine with the reader, sharing moments when God’s faithfulness and miraculous healing showed up in her life and the lives of others.

This isn’t a typical weight-loss book, that’s for sure.  It’s not filled with exercise routines or get slim quick diets and recipes.  It is filled with authentic words from a woman who knew it was necessary to improve her quality of life.  She is not afraid to voice her struggles, but is always quick to boast of the things that God has done in her life.  If you’re looking for encouragement to help you get through any struggle, I highly recommend this read! 

This book was sent to me free of obligation by BookSneeze.  I received no compensation in exchange for this review and the thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

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2 Responses to “Book Review: The Edge of the Divine”

  1. Jill August 2, 2010 at 10:02 pm #

    Hey Meg! I just left a comment on your Yearning post. I feel like we are in similiar spots in our lives right now. That's why I love blogging – u realize you're not alone in your struggles. I'd love for u to write a guest post for me about your life after college!!! Please email it to me when u have it done: jillbreedlove928@gmail.com. ~Jill

  2. Stacy @ Delighting in the Days August 3, 2010 at 1:41 am #

    This book sounds very interesting. I like to hear what other feel about food. It always amazes me how strong a relationship we can have with it.

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