It is hard to review this book without sharing personal details as this book had so many things that I related to. Alone and dealing with a mother with a mental illness, Zee gives in when her mother wants to try yet another church from the nice people who came to their door. In the group, she makes some nice friends, but seems to trip over herself in making “mistakes” everywhere she turns. She struggles to understand and when they encourage her mother to go off her medication, she wonders if they know what can happen. Forced to grow up faster than her time, she struggles to understand how this can be God’s love when small visions from God reveal sin of the leadership and that they hide it.
This story shows the confusion of people who can get trapped in cult like groups without meaning to. It did a great job showing how people normally do not realize how wrong it is, until they are stuck deep in it.
This book touched some nerves in me relating to my own life, but Ms. Warren does an excellent job of showing not only the way some churches deal with mental illness, but also the dangers of these groups that have so many right things in them, but are so wrong! -Martha
Tiffany L. Warren
and the book:
In the Midst of it All
Grand Central Publishing; 1 edition (February 22, 2010)
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tiffany L. Warren, is an author, playwright, songwriter, mother and wife. Her debut novel What a Sista Should Do, was released in June of 2005 and has ministered to over 50,000 readers. Her second book, Farther than I Meant to Go, Longer than I Meant to Stay was a national bestseller. In 2006, Tiffany and her husband, Brent, founded Warren Productions and released their first gospel musical. What a Sista Should Do – The Stage Play debuted in Cleveland, OH at the famed Allen Theatre.
Tiffany is also the visionary behind the Faith and Fiction Fellowship tour. Presently, the authors have visited groups in Atlanta, Houston, New York, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Charlotte.
Tiffany’s third novel, The Bishop’s Daughter was released in January 2009. Tiffany resides in northern Texas with her husband Brent and their five children.
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Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 1 edition (February 22, 2010)
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