Disillusioned and yearning for freedom, Emily Wierenga left home at age eighteen with no intention of ever returning. Broken down by organized religion, a childhood battle with anorexia, and her parents' rigidity, she set out to find God somewhere else--anywhere else. Her travels took her across Canada, Central America, the United States, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. She had no idea that her faith was waiting for her the whole time--in the place she least expected it.
Poignant and passionate, Atlas Girl is a very personal story of a universal yearning for home and the assurance that we are known, forgiven, and beloved. Readers will find in this memoir a true description of living faith as a two-way pursuit in a world fraught with distraction. Anyone who wrestles with the brokenness we find in the world will love this emotional journey into the arms of the God who heals all wounds.
Emily T. Wierenga
Emily T. Wierenga is a award winning journalist, columnist, artist, author, and blogger at www.emilywierenga.com. She speaks regularly about her journey with anorexia and lives in Alberta, Canada, with her husband, Trenton, and their two sons.
By: Emily T. Wierenga
You ever wonder where God is in a time where you feel He is no where? Well Emily is doing just that in her life she is searching for God in her own way. She travels all over Central America, United States, Asia, Middle East, Australia and Canada. She finds it where she least expects it. A story of trying to find love and forgiveness. A point in her life she almost dies. Emily went through a lot from the beginning of her life even into adult hood. My heart went out to her from her Nanny's death and then her mom having cancer.. She has been through a lot in her life. Think she just needs to find what her purpose in life is. Will Emily find her place in life? I really liked the story. Liked Emily's character. Was a book I needed to keep the tissues by be. If you like memoirs you will like this story.
I was given this book by the publisher for my own honest review.
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