Wednesday, April 1, 2015

More: From Messes to Miracles by Tammie Head

It seems that books where someone tells their story and weaves in what God has taught them are flooding the market.  I call them teachable moment memoirs.  I find a lot of these kinds of books overly narcissistic and shallow.  Even with the most interesting people, these kinds of books are usually average at best.

This book, More:  From Messes to Miracles by Tammie Head, is one of the better teachable moment memoirs out there.  As a former stripper, the author talks about how God lead her to a life of "more".  By telling stories from her life and pointing to the spiritual lessons she learned as she went, Head walks us through her life of discovering the "more" God wanted her to pursue.  Her stories are both interesting and familiar in that though one may not have lived through her circumstances, we've all been places where we have felt the same feelings.  The author does an excellent job of connecting with the reader.

My main issue with this book and with most books of this genre is continuity.  It is really tricky to write a book like this and keep a steady, easy to follow flow from beginning to end.  It was a little difficult to read because I felt like I was being bounced all over the place by the author.

Overall, this book is worth the read, especially if you are a new or seeking Christian or are from a church background that is very routine/tradition based and are looking for a new way to experience God.  More seasoned Christians may get bored or may even take issue with some of the author's takes on things, but for a newbie Christian, this is great.

I was given this book free of charge in return for my honest review.

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