A Maze of Grace
A Memoir of Second Chances
By Trish Ryan
(FaithWords, Hardcover, 9780446545815, 256pp.)
Publication Date: June 2, 2010
Categories: Spirituality - General
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In her first book, Trish Ryan chronicled the ways in which finding faith lead her to the happily-ever-after ending that had eluded her for so long. Only it wasn't an ending. It was a beginning.
In A MAZE OF GRACE, Ryan picks up where she left off, sharing the early years of her marriage, and the challenges that both shaped and startled her: temptations regarding fidelity, the anxiety of shifting body image, the awkward nature of following Jesus in a decidedly secular family and city, and struggles (depression, trying to conceive) that made her wonder if God had lost her file.
With appealing candor, Ryan sweeps the reader into her life and ponders questions and issues that we all face, dropping nuggets of wisdom along the way that are sure to inspire, encourage and help readers from all walks of life.
Trish Ryan lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Visit her online at trishryanonline.blogspot.com and trishryanonline.com.
Trish Ryan is the rare writer who can range from the deepest questions of the soul to hilarious moments of everyday life. Most striking is her honesty about her struggles - with her faith and her penchant for Ann Taylor clothes, with her marriage and her weight. This engaging account of a spiritual journey will resonate with readers of all backgrounds.
"Trish Ryan's A Maze of Grace is a witty and graceful account of what happens when a nice girl finally gets her Happily Ever After. I couldn't put it down, and can't wait to see what happens next.
Trish Ryan writes about love, hope, and faith with such clairvoyance that I feel as though my best friend is sharing her heart with me. A Maze of Grace is a beautifully written, must-read memoir for anyone, especially for those seeking to find hope among the wreckage.
One of the most impressive things in A Maze of Grace is Trish Ryan's bracing candor. A powerful, inspiring read for anyone who wonders how (or if) spiritual exploration intersects with romantic happiness.