2 out of 4 stars
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Title: Truth and Love; Enchanting Echoes; Elohim's Decree; The Dimension of the Soul; Fount of Freedom; Angel of My Life
Author: Grace Ruto
Synopsis: This is a short book of stories and poetry about one woman's spiritual experience and the hope her meeting within a dream gave to her. It is also about her strength that she found upon her journey of self-discovery.
This book was an interesting and quick read. It would make a really cozy sort of morning-and-coffee story. At ten chapters it tells of the author's spiritual experience of discovering God through a difficult point in her life.
After suffering with depression and anxiety over a period of time, Grace is given a dream that offers her peace and comfort. That dream is what this book tries to explain and express in terms of unbounded joy and thanksgiving.
Unfortunately there were a few problems with the book as well. While the author's joy is radiated through her words, there were a lot of things I found difficult to understand. In the descriptions and comparisons, I often felt lost as to what they were supposed to mean or how they applied to what the author was talking about at the time. The poetry rabbit trails often and commonly makes comparisons or uses terms that don't make much sense.
The grammar also was a problem. In the beginning there is a lack of comma usage, instead I saw many examples of this ',..' being used. Many words were incorrectly capitalized or not capitalized when they should have been. The most distracting of all were the misspelled words (there were three times that 'God' was spelled as 'Go' which threw me off and required that I reread a portion of what I had just read). There were also many missing words that I think added to the confusion of the comparisons I mentioned above.
While a sweet and uplifting read, I do feel that the author had a difficult time making her point and presenting it so that others can understand and enjoy it. It felt much more like reading an excerpt from someone's diary than something meant for the public to see. It read as something personal and therefore lacking much meaning to others. As such, I give the book 2 out of 4 stars. I look forward to seeing more from this author and hope that she is able to share her story further in the future.
Truth and Love; Enchanting Echoes; Elohim's Decree-The Dimension of the Soul; Fount of freedom; Angel of My Life
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