What happens to you when the very foundations of your life shakes?
In a sense, that is the question that is all through this book, Undone, a Memoir by Michele Cushatt.
In an intimate glimpse into another persons journey she takes you along with her as she travels through experiences that would rock the world of anyone, a cancer diagnosis, an unexpected expanding of her family, a life that simply wouldn’t settle down and be manageable.
Life is not meant to be managed by our own hands.
And the best life can be the one we never expected, the one that is completely our of our control, and totally upside down.
I’m very much a person who likes control, so I completely identified with her as she kept struggling to get a grasp on her life as the hits kept coming. Also as someone with a chronic condition and lots of times where possible “doom” was presented to me by doctors, I understood her moments of fear and panic very well from my own life. I’ve defiantly been the one constantly pacing as I waited for the test results. I’ve been the one crying and breaking down over the possibilities when they were only possibilities.
But I love that as we journey through her story, she comes to grips that good things can come from these horrible circumstances. That strength and understanding are built that can then be turned out to love on others.
I definitely recommend this book. Our stories of weakness testify so much better than pretended perfection. Christ is perfect, and before His perfection, our best position is to be completely Undone!
If you are going through a life that won’t stop with the punches, this book may just encourage you. Not that the punches will stop, but that Christ is still in control, He is still Lord, and if you reach out and trust Him, He’ll bring you to places of beauty you would have never imagined!
Joy Aletheia Stevens
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