I am speechless. I don't know what to say. Amber C. Haines' "Wild in the Hollow" rendered me speechless many times over during the course of reading her story.
Do you know what broken is? Do you know how to describe when you're broken? Do you know what to say when you encounter God in the most abrupt and gentle way? Do you know how to describe all your encounters so vividly through words that makes the most impact without straining through your voice or your body language? Amber Haines does. She shared her life with us through words that seems to float. It's words as such that gives meaning to how beautiful our God-given language is. Her artistic prose allows us to relate. You may not have encountered the same experiences or made the same choices as she did, but how she relates her thoughts, her desires and her journey with God ties us together. Her words are your words your thoughts one time or another. The intimacy she related charged through a barrier strangers typically have with one another. You're reading her story, and her brutal honesty and courage in sharing it, enraptured your heart with every word you read.
This is a book that I recommend to my fellow females. Again, it's not to say you shared the same past as Amber or even agree with her in any of her opinions, but we all will or have experienced brokenness and the desire to search and find a way home - to God is what we strive for. God is the healer of all.
NOTE: I received a complimentary copy of this book as part of the book tour from the publisher, Revell for an honest review.