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You Cannot Find Peace Until You Find All The Pieces Paperback – May 4, 2012
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it to anyone who is trying to contact or find a family member. Great book for a discussion group or book club.
Lack of emotional strength and self-confidence led Maiden to follow the lead of misguided people, which had negative consequences. One such consequence was a teen pregnancy. The pressure, shame, and ridicule she endures during the pregnancy, along with the birth of an unhealthy baby takes a heavy emotional toil.
After the relationship with her child’s father ends, Maiden moves through a series of men. Each unfulfilling, unrewarding relationship ends in failure. Feeling broken-hearted, she makes a conscious decision not to get involved again until her emotional wounds are healed. This time, she decides to form a relationship with Jesus.
With God’s help, she works through the loss of a stable childhood, years of confusions, bad decisions, and becomes a morally upright woman. Yet, the need to find her earthly father intensifies. She enters an aggressive pursuit of her father’s where-abouts and uncovers many things that surprise her.
You Cannot Find Peace Until You Find All The Pieces by Marie Maiden confirms the power of God’s promises when someone chooses to believe instead of continuing to give the enemy dominion over your life.
Marie, like many of us, has had to learn some things the hard way. When Marie turned to Christ, her life truly changed. Her relationship with Jesus and her consequent spiritual growth shine through the pages of this book.
This book is a testament to the necessity of a father in a child's life. Apart from God, the Father to the fatherless, there is no earthly substitute.
The author takes the reader on a journey into past centuries where the slave trade was practiced. I couldn't help but notice the parallels of slavery and abortion when reading this book. Here are the parallels I saw:
1. Slavery and abortion both involve human beings with no rights and they were (are) both legal
2. They were both declared non-persons
3. Both considered property of owner
4. Owner could choose to keep, kill, or sell (with abortion they sell the body parts to use in vaccines and other things)
5. It was thought that abolitionists should not impose morality on slave owners, and pro-lifers should not impose morality on mothers
6. Many precious lives were lost as a result - Psalm 27:10
One of my favorite quotes from the book is, "I now understand and appreciate that I had to endure terrible hurt and pain to become the warrior princess that I am today." I also thought the "Jumping the Broom" ceremony was interesting.
I believe Marie's book was worthy of my time, and will be of yours too. I enjoyed reading it.
**Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook from the author free of charge in exchange for my honest review. I do not know the author and have never met her. I was not given any compensation, other than the book, for this review.
Hyphens were inconsistent which shouldn't mean too much but when there is a lot of it, it becomes irritating. Other minor errors led many of us at the book club to think that the book was either not edited by a qualified editor or that it was self-edited.
What did work for the book was Marie's journey itself. She admits her mistakes, takes responsibility for them and the journey to find her father becomes her passion as well as a lesson to her as her heart and mind grow stronger.
If you are a patient reader who is searching for a story of courage, strength and spirituality, I recommend this book to you. It isn't a long read but if you reading it as part of a book club or prayer group, you will find that many readers will be able to relate Marie's journey.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.