As I began to read this book I could sense a stirring in my spirit. I love to read books where the author is transparent and shares their struggles. From their experiences readers can relate to them and know that God is a forgiving and compassionate God. It can be a subtle suggestion and before you know it, you find yourself in the middle of what you thought was from God. I really enjoyed the author's story and felt my heart quicken as she took readers into the world of corruption, deceit and abuse.
Athena's story demonstrates the desire for acceptance we all seek. She is honest as she describes the abuse she went through and how God helped her as she took her life back. The account she gives about the cult she was entangled with was eye opening. The enemy is crafty and will use anything or anyone to trap us into a feeling of contentment. It's funny how we sometimes go around the same mountain several times, before we realize what we are doing wrong. The enticement of money and power is hard to turndown when you strive to be someone. The author writes with passion and gives a clear view of how we can become blinded by untruths. This is one book I couldn't put down. It is a wake up call for all of us. We need to guard ourselves against the tricks of the enemy and be aware of what God is saying to us.
Through God's grace and mercy the author is able to turn her life around and find forgiveness and redemption. It is a powerful story that reminds us that what the enemy uses for bad, God will use for good. Thank you for sharing your story and reaching out to others that may be trapped in lies or feel unsure of theirselves. Your story is heartbreaking at times, but gives us hope that God restores the broken-hearted and sets the captive free.
I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network and the author. The review is my own opinion.