Rice’s lates book, a memoir, is both a coming-of-age story and a poignant compilation that delivers astute reflections on putting your faith in one supreme power and creating a rich, meaningful life. Rice begins her story as a nineteen-year-old young girl from the Midwest who travels to Hollywood and becomes an integral part of the showbiz. But her compromised life and broken relationships left her depressed and questioning God’s presence. Her message in these pages is one of calm assurance that although hardships may always be a part of one’s life, God is also always there for those who believe in him, and he’s given them the ability to face their personal battles. Rice mixes personal anecdotes with Bible readings to make her point. Maintaining that she’s grateful for every life experience that transformed her life, including the painful ones, she savors the miracle of God’s grace. Rice’s writing is simple yet infectious, and the overall tone is pleasantly encouraging, as she repeatedly reminds readers that the work of God in their lives—even at the gloomiest moments—is never-ending. Thought-provoking and eye-opening, the book provides reflective advice that will offer help and comfort to those who experience depression and despair in the face of relentless difficulties. Candid, vivid, and deeply reflective, the book makes for an utterly engrossing coming-of-age read.
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