I’ve been a fan of Darlene’s for many years through her books and especially her music. I was saddened to learn of her cancer diagnosis and she mentions part of that journey in her words of The Golden Thread.
I love that her husband Mark writes a note at the start with beautiful words about Darlene. He also mentions the Japanese art of Kintsugi that friends showed them. “This is a repair method that celebrates and emphasizes the beauty of broken, historic pottery pieces. Instead of hiding or disguising the damage, the Japanese repair these vessels with threads of real gold, making the repaired piece of art even more beautiful than the original. The golden thread has given broken pieces of ceramic new life.”
God takes our life, with all the broken pieces, and “repairs” us, making us a beautiful piece of art. The Golden Thread takes us through a journey of how God’s presence is with us in every season of life.
“The golden thread of His presence and the practice of it daily is an intentional stance of faith.” ~ Darlene Zschech
I enjoyed reading this one, though it is somewhat basic Christianity. Reminders to worship, love, forgive, faith, trust, pray, be thankful, etc. I thought the book was more about her testimony through her cancer journey, which she does mention occasionally.
Chapter 7, Transformed by Hope, was my favorite because we all need hope. In Chapter 9, on forgiveness she quotes Martin Luther King, Jr.,
“He who is devoid of the power to forgive is also devoid of the power to love.”
I would recommend this book to fans of Darlene, anyone struggling with their faith or the Christian who loves to read about how God works and weaves his love and grace.
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