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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Wild in the Hollow

Amber C. Haines is a soulful writer and a blogger at  She is curator with her husband Seth of Mother Letters and in a contributor with many acclained writers and bloggers at DaySpring's (in)Courgage.  She lives in Arkansas, has four wild sons, and finds community among the broken.

You can connect with Amber at her website found at

Amber Haines is a woman hunted by God.  Like Eve in the Garden, she craved the fruit that she thought would lead her to freedom.  But the whispers of temptation led her instead down a path of isolation, dissatisfaction, and life-altering choices.  In her most broken moment, Amber met God waiting for her in the fallout, freely offering her grace and life.

This is the story of the God who makes Himself known in broken places.

My Thoughts:
"Are we not all needy?  If we want to see gospel happen in our churches, we must see from a thousand miles above the little building, which is to say, we need to see the small.  We need to see the things thrown to the side.  Who is on the floor, without a place?"
If I were to sum up Amber's book in one word it would be perspective.  She is transparent in sharing her journey.  Lyrical in places and very raw in others, Amber Haines offers readers a genuineness that the body of Christ, the church, sometimes lacks sorely. Both convicting and encouraging, Wild In The Hollow, is a book to be savored and heeded for the glory of God.
"Instead of leaving the church, we show up and go underground.  We are undercover practitioners of discernment, those who sniff out pain.  We worship Him everywhere, carry Him with us, aware of our community's desires, their wants for hope.  We are not distracted by the surface things, the buying and selling, the committee meetings. Those are not our business.  Our business is to seek out those who are poor in spirit, the lonely, and the ones dying of shame.  Our business is to love our enemies and to forgive those who persecute us.  Our business is to model how all desires are summed up in Christ."
Read this book and you will receive a good return for your time doing so.

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for this review.