Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Wings of Glass by Gina Holmes
Wow! I don't know what to say about this book. Anything I say won't do it justice. I couldn't put it down. It is the story of a young couple and the wife's journey through an abusive relationship. All the things she tells herself and others are typical of the skewed thinking of a victim of physical and emotional abuse. I have watched so many women struggle with this over the years and I think every woman should read this book. Even if it is not their story, it is the story of someone close to them and it will help them gain a better understanding of what that person is going through.
Alcohol and drugs are included in this story, but abuse in any form takes on the same characteristics. This book should be on the reading list of college classes for those studying to be social workers, counselors, attorneys, etc.
The story also stands alone as a good read. The story is told in first person by the abuse victim, Penny, to her infant son, Manny. She is telling him what happened after the fact.
The characters are interesting and compelling. The friends Penny makes along the way add to the story with their own journeys. The glimpse of their faith is honest and straightforward, not preachy. Her Sudanese friends are especially interesting.
I cannot recommend this book enough. Everyone should read this book.
I received a copy of this book from Tyndale to review. I did not receive any compensation for completing this review. All opinions are my own.