Thursday, November 8, 2012

An Interesting "Letter"

An easy, heart-warming read.

Dear Deb, written by Margaret Terry, is a memoir of letters the author wrote to a friend fighting the ravages of cancer. Reading these letters takes you inside the author's life and story of childhood all the way through raising children and going through the trials of life. As I read this book, I imagined myself to be Deb, the friend fighting cancer. I imagine the simplicity of the letters as well as how heart-deep the letters were must have been a daily thing for Deb to look forward to. Deb and the author-friend, Margaret, believed for a miracle for both of them. These letters contain stories that every person in life can relate to. There can be a happy ending at the end of life's ups and downs.

But as a Christian, I know true miracles come from my Father above, not believing in myself or working extra hard to attain them myself. I'm not sure where Deb or Margaret find themselves spiritually, but I know I have nothing to gain in and of myself, especially when going through trials. I had hoped to hear more about Christ's strength through both of these women. A little disappointed in that, however, I appreciate the author's vulnerability in sharing her life with us.

As part of the Booksneeze blogging network, I received a free copy of this book.

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