Tuesday, January 20, 2009


OK. Several posts back I talked about some books I purchased with my Christmas cashola. One of the books I bought on that lovely afternoon was Wounded by her Royal Awesomeness,Claudia Mair Burney. (I love her, just so you know.)I knew Wounded would be good because, well, Ms. Burney wrote it. I've loved, loved, LOVED everything else she has written, so I was expecting a groovy read. What I was not expecting, however, was to be moved to tears throughout the book. I confess, I cry pretty easily watching sappy movies, no matter how many times I've seen them. I may get misty reading a touching story, particularly stories that involve children. But that's not the kind of crying we had here at Roberts Ranch y'all. I bawled like a baby! Rubbing my eyes, sobbing, snotting all over myself, crying. Why? This book is about suffering.

"Oh, really? A book titled Wounded is about suffering?Hmmmm..who'd have thought?"

Yea,yea, I know. I knew it was about that kind of suffering, the wounds of Christ suffering. I didn't know it was about suffering that I would relate to as I did. Regular suffering. Common everyday suffering that everyday people experience. Rejection. Abandonment. Sickness. Pain. Despair. Fear. Depression. We've all been there, haven't we? To some degree. Some more than others. That's the kind of suffering we see in Wounded. But we also see hope. And faith. And Love. Notice the capital "L" folks. Love from the Father. Love from the Son. Love overflowing. And there is redemption. There is justice. And there most certainly is Passion.

Don't miss this one y'all.


ragamuffin diva said...

That's a wonderful review, lovie. A lot of people don't get this book, but that's okay. It's not for them. I counted on God to put it in the hands of those who He could speak to through it.

You get it. That blesses me. If it hurt to read it, you know it hurt to write it. You made it worth it for me.

Many thanks!
Her Royal Awesomeness. Ha! That made me laugh so much I almost missed the review.

Love you, girl. Hug Wyatt for me.

Elysa said...

Okay...so did you manage to wipe off the snot enough that it's still readable? If so, PUH-LEEZE pass it on over to me! Mair had let me read the rough initial draft way back in the spring (or maybe it was the winter?) but I've not had the chance yet to feast my greedy eyes upon the finished product.

I loved your review and I love you!!!! You are VERY accepted and dear to me, sweetheart. Mwa-a-a-aah!

Oooh...did you see that Mair's friend and mine, too, Lisa Samson, has a new book due out in March? I'm SO looking forward to reading THE PASSION OF MARY-MARGARET.

God is SO good to this bookaholic!