Review: Finding God in the Ruins

      "Finding God in the Ruins" is a memoir of author Matt Bays life. I believe the topic could be summed up as "when life hurts, then what?" I admit I did not find a happy medium in this book and only give it 2*. I really didn't feel like finishing this book and would not recommend it. Matt Bays shares insight, through his own story of pain, doubt and finally hope. I liked how Matt talked about his own struggles, admitting when we are at our lowest hell seems more real than heaven. I wish he would have spoken more on the love and comfort of God. He poses the question, "Where is God when life seems to be all wrong?" Wayward children, neglect and abuse by loved ones, mental illness and the list could go on and on.
      Author Matt Bays says redemption is not an escape but a journey. We need God, and we also need to work on ourselves which may mean going to recovery groups.
      This is a hard book to read with the horrid things that happened to Matt, and wondering where was God in all this. However, Matt does end up saying he was ready to let Jesus into all of his life.

Author Bio:

Matt Bays is a writer, speaker, and musician with a passion to call people out of their hiding places. In ministry for twenty years, he and his wife, Heather, live in Indianapolis with their fun-loving and insightful teenage daughters.

Read a excerpt from Finding God in the Ruins on New York Times bestselling author Ann Voskamp's website:

Disclaimer: I received the ARC of the book from LitFuse Publicity for my honest opinion.


Sandee said…
Some books are easy to read and others aren't.

Have a fabulous day. ☺