20 August 2013

Book Review: Grace In The Maybe: Instructions On Not Knowing Everything About God By Katie Savage

I recently received a complimentary copy of the new book Grace In The Maybe: Instructions On Not Knowing Everything About God by Katie Savage to review.


A series of essays, the author discusses the mysteries of faith and contemplative exploration, going though the liturgical calendar of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. She wanders in thought, weaving ordinary stories and insights into reflections of the spiritual life, relationships, and life as we know it with a little bit of humor. Knowing everything about the Bible and God doesn't mean you actually know everything.

This book was originally published under the title of Whirlybirds And Ordinary Times. I was a little shocked when 3 pages in, there was an expletive. Color me a bit crazy, but a book labeled under the Religious and Christian tab shouldn't have any bad language in it. It isn't necessary, and as the wife of a pastor she should know better. (Yeah, I know, people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, yada yada.) Reading the author talk about how she had a hard time coming to terms with being pregnant disconnected me more. I gave up, and I quickly came to one conclusion: we all roll differently - from what style of underwear we wear to our belief in a higher power (or lack thereof). What matter is how we get from Point A to Point B. This is the author's personal journey, and hey, she's just being honest.

Grace In The Maybe: Instructions On Not Knowing Everything About God by Katie Savage is a paperback Religion/Christian/Life book published by Howard Books. It is 256 pages long. The suggested cover price is $15.99, but Amazon has it available for $11.90 as of this posting. It is also available as an audiobook, as well as an e-book for the Kindle and other e-readers.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to read it and share my thoughts on it. All opinions are my own, and not that of the author(s) or publisher.

1 comment:

Katie said...

Hi Psychotic Housewife! Just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to review my book. Sorry that you didn't resonate with the first few chapters. We newbie writers really appreciate anyone who sits for a moment with our stuff and takes the time to tell their readers about it. Maybe one of them will pick it up and find some grace in it. Blessings, Katie Savage