Review: Atlas Girl
Author: Emily T. Wierenga
Genre: CLBG, Memoir
Short Book Description:
Emily Wierenga left home at age eighteen with no intention of ever returning.
Broken down by organized religion, a childhood battle with anorexia, and her parents’ rigidity, she set out to find God somewhere else–anywhere else. Her travels took her across three continents in buses, cars, and planes, across mountains and over deep blue seas.
What she hadn’t realized was that her faith was waiting for her the whole time–in the place she least expected it.
Poignant and passionate, Atlas Girl is a deeply personal story of the yearning we all share to be truly known, entirely forgiven, and utterly loved.
Reading this was extremely difficult for me as it was very hard for me to get into it. Non-Fiction at the best of times is hard for me to read, but a Memoir or Autobiography is even harder. But I did finish it and am glad that I did.
This book showed me that even through the hard times when we feel alone that there is always someone there for us, God. He is always with us, even when we seem to think that everyone around us has seemingly forgotten that we exist.
I would recommend this book to be read by everyone at one point or another. Though I will probably never read it again it inspired me to seek God through all the trying times of my life as well as the happy times.
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