Wild in the Hollow drew me in from the beginning with Amber Haines’ lyrical account of a life spent searching. And who hasn’t spent much of their own life searching? I found myself eager to know about her struggles and the answers she found to her questions.
Truthfully, two things led me to read this book. First, the amazing cover that captures the title in such a beautiful way. Second, I read an endorsement for the book from Ann Voskamp. Ann Voskamp’s endorsement is all I need to read anything. Like Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts, Wild in the Hollow is written in a free-flowing stream of thought. If you are someone who does not enjoy that type of read, you may struggle to get through this book. I would also say that Wild in the Hollow is a heavy read. Her words will weigh on your heart and there is little reprieve from the serious subject matter. Having said that, if you have ever struggled with the idea of Grace and God this book is one you should read. Often, reading someone else’s story helps you see your own in a different light, especially if it is well done. I do find this title living up to that standard.
Finally, I would add that Amber’s take on the church is just that…her take. While my story is different from hers, it is important to note that the mistakes of others should not be attributed to the purpose and the significance of the church. Not all churches are the same.
I was given a complimentary copy of this book by its publisher in exchange for an honest review. I have not been compensated in any way and all opinions are my own.