Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Book Review ~ Made Well by Jenny Simmons


Title:  Made Well by Jenny Simmons
Series:  N/A
Pages:  197
Date Published:  October 10, 2016
Publisher:  Baker Books

From the woman fighting cancer to the man who has lost his child to the girl sinking into depression, so many of us are engaged in daily battles as we long for healing. When he walked the earth, Jesus said to an unwell man, "Do you want to be made well?" His invitation stretched beyond physical healing--he sought to restore the soul. The same invitation stands for us today.

For anyone struggling on the journey toward wholeness, singer/songwriter Jenny Simmons offers a resting place and a friend along the way. With personal insight into emotional pain, she invites readers to encounter a God who is working out their restoration--often in surprising "half-baked" ways. Her humorous and inspirational prose lights a path toward wholeness. Anyone trying to find their way to spiritual, mental, and emotional healing will benefit from Jenny's vulnerable and compassionate stories of being made well in the midst of a messy life.   

My Thoughts:
I don't know what to make of this book...
Some stories were poignant, insightful and encouraging.  Others were just plain strange:  such as eating scabs and grief being a little girl in the woods.
It seemed disjointed in some ways and I found myself just wanting to get done with the books so I could move on to the next read.  I admit to wanting more from this book based on the title and subtitle.
The author is/was (?) a member of the band Addison Road.  I thought I'd leave you with the song that is referenced in the book:


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