Monday, February 27, 2012

Fierce Beauty by Kim Meeder

Wow!  This was a really great book!  I had heard about this book from a friend prior to reading it myself.  I am so glad I decided to read and review it! 

Fierce Beauty by Kim Meeder capitivated me in so many ways.  When I try to think of my favorite thing about the book, I can't narrow it down to just one!  I love Kim's writing style.  Her stories come to life and helped me to feel as if I was right there experiencing it first hand.  I also loved the stories.  Each chapter tells a story about herself, or of a friend, and gives the reader a glimpse into her life.  Kim is a very adventurous woman and in her book she tells of some of her many adventures.  One chapter tells of driving through Yellowstone and encountering a protective mama bear.  Another tells of kayaking in glacier territory in Alaska.  Her stories make me want to have some adventures of my own! 

Probably my absolute favorite feature of the book is how, with each story, she relates that story to our spiritual lives.  It's as if, in the midst of each adventure, she asks the Lord, "What are you trying to show me through this experience?".  And the Lord shows it to her.  The way she relates her adventures to spiritual matters is so awe-inspiring.  This book has taught me to also step back and assess my life's experiences and look for what God is trying to teach or show me through it. 

I would recommend this book to anyone!  There were numerous times that I retold differnt stories to my husband, although not nearly as well as the author, so he too could enjoy them.  This book is truly different than any book I have read and it has left me with a feeling of anticipation for what God has in store for me!

If you would like to read Chapter 1 of Fierce Beauty by Kim Meeder, you may do so HERE

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for this honest review.

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