Blog Tour Review: Thin Places: A Memoir by Mary DeMuth

Posted 10 February, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

About the Book:
In this moving spiritual memoir Thin Places, Mary DeMuth traces the winding path of thin places in her life, places where she experienced longing and healing more intensely than before. From surviving abuse as a latchkey kid to discovering a heavenly Father who never leaves, Mary’s story invites you to a deeper understanding of your own story. She calls you to discover new ways to look for God in the past so that you might experience him more profoundly in the present. What if you could retrace your life and discover its thin places places where the division between this world and the eternal fades? Thin places are snatches of holy ground, tucked into the corners of our world, where we might just catch a glimpse of eternity. They are aha moments, beautiful realizations, when the Son of God bursts through the hazy fog of our monotony and shines on us afresh. He has come near to my life. I will tell you how.

About the Author:
Author and speaker Mary DeMuth helps people turn their trials to triumph. Her books include Ordinary Mom, Extraordinary God; Building the Christian Family You Never Had; Watching the Tree Limbs; Wishing on Dandelions; Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture and the first two books in the Defiance, Texas Trilogy: Daisy Chain and A Slow Burn.

National media regularly seek Mary’s candid ability to connect with their listeners. Her radio appearances include FamilyLife Today, Moody Midday Connection, Point of View and U.S.A. Radio Network and is frequently featured on Chuck Colson’s BreakPoint. She has published articles in In Touch, HomeLife, Writer’s Digest and The Writer.

Mary lives with her husband Patrick and their three children in Texas.

Learn more about Mary at

My Review:
I really liked reading this memoir. I’m truly glad that I had the opportunity to review it. Mary brings her life experiences and puts them together in an amazing way. She shares her struggles with us, but when she does this, she shows us about that she calls thin places. Those thin places really show God shining through.

I was very emotional while reading this book. I was smiling, crying, praying. More than once I found myself stopping and praying for Mary. This is a book that I am going to keep on my bookshelf, and when I feel overwhelmed with stress or grief, I am going to pull it out and read it all over again, and be reminded that through those thin places, there is hope, if I can just catch a glimpse of God in those places.

This is most definitely a book that I recommend to everyone. It is a wonderful book filled with pain, hope, and love. But through it all, it’s a book with our wonderful Heavenly Father shining brightly in the thin places! I give this book a 5 star rating! Well done, Mary!!
You can purchase Thin Places by clicking here.

Be sure and stop by the other tour stops along the way!
A Christian Writer’s World

A Godly Wife on Purpose

A Musing Mom

AP Free Writing 101

Audience of One

Audrey Hebbert

Beams of Light Ministries

Becoming God’s Woman

Best Days of My Life

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Calling All Aspiring Writers of Non-Fiction

Carla’s Writing Cafe

Carly Bird’s Home

Carma’s Window,

Character Counts

Chatting at the Sky

Declaring His Marvelous Work

Elisabeth K. Corcoran

Eternity Cafe

Fiction for the Restless Reader

Following My King

Ginger O’Neill Ministries

God Uses Broken Vessels

Gracefull Girl


Heading Home


His Reading List

Iron Makeover

Jean’s Encouraging Words for Writers

Jeanette Goes to Russia (again)

Joyful Scribe

Julie Ferwerda

Karen Ehman

Kathy Howard

Life on the Wild Side

Messy Cars and Muddy Shoes

Michelle V’s Blog

Mocha with Linda

Musings of Edwina

My Song

New Horizon Reviews

One Desert Rose

Opening Eyes, Opening Hearts

Peace of Mind

Quivering Daughters


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Sage Girls Ministries

Scraps of Life

Set Free Today

Sharing Sharon

Sheila Deeth

Sherri Woodbridge

Sky-High View

Terra Garden

The Gospel Writer

The Hahn Hunting Lodge

The Heart of Writing

The Journey of Writer Danica Favorite

The Stubborn Servant

The Wellspring

Thoughts from a Treasured Wretch

Walls Down

Word Vessel

Writer’s Wanderings

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