My Memoir, Ruined
I neglected to link this review earlier, perhaps because I was feeling shy. It is humbling to have one’s work be praised by someone like Byron Borger, who reads and reviews lots of books. His very thorough review is here.
I just discovered this very thorough review and analysis of my memoir “Ruined” written by Tammy Wiens for UKirk. It’s geared to young adults but would be helpful for any book group.
There’s also a free Discussion Guide which Tyndale House put together. (Click “Show More” under “Related Sites & Resources” to find it.)
Remember that I’m happy to FaceTime with your group. Without readers, writers don’t exist, so readers make my world go ’round!
This memoir is far more than just a moving narrative by a remarkable person (although it is that).
It is a story of lived theology: everything that has to do with God and the Gospel written in the language of everyday suffering, pain and blessing and love.
Rape and shame, friendship and family find their place on these pages providing witness to a mature lived faith.
Click over to Amazon to read many more kind words, including 130 reviews by readers like you.
You can buy the book at a bookstore or online retailer. An audio version is available.
PS: See the sticker? RUINED was awarded a 2017 Book Award by Christianity Today!
The review gives a synopsis of the book, calling it a “perfectly balanced volume” and a “consistently riveting book.” It ends with these kind words: “Forthright, compassionate, and expertly crafted—everything readers should want from a memoir.” Yep, those words are going on the cover!