Mom of 2 self-confident young adults who keep me sane and on my toes. I am comfortable caring for others and passionate about encouraging others, especially women, young or old to be the best of version of themselves, drawing on their strengths and pointing out that they matter regardless of their circumstances. I fell in love with books since I started school, many decades ago; so it seems. I love writing and finally took a leap and wrote my first book. Currently working on book 2!!!!
First official book review on Amazon:
Top review from United Kingdom
Mr C C Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Encouraging and uplifting
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 May 2022
Everyone has a story but not everyone is brave enough to pen it. A must read for every woman who is struggling with their personal life and faith. Mariann encourages us to stay the course of faith despite the trials and tribulations we face to seek intimacy with Christ above all else. I highly recommend it. It is encouraging and uplifting.
Another book review by John Flanner, MBE, public speaker. I look up to him and respect him as a person and author. Thank you John Flanner (28/05/22) John lost his sight at a very young age.
Malcolm has now finished reading your book to me. He read it chapter by chapter on to his iPhone and then emailed them to me.
First thing to say is that it is extremely well written. You have been very brave to tell your story so honestly, the way you have been broken and Jesus little by little putting you back together. Many people of similar backgrounds will be able to relate to that. It is a powerful story of redemption that needed to be told and it does bring glory to God.
The latter part of the book too is precious to all of us as it challenges us to a deeper life of intimacy with Jesus and a call to saturate ourselves in the word of God.
Not always an easy read because it deals with personal issues and pain, but it is one that has a glorious outcome and offers hope to people of all backgrounds. In this fast-moving world, where people seem to have little time to stop for long, the fact that the book is relatively short, will make it appealing for folk in the 21st Century.
I pray that your testimony will be blessed of God to reach out, touch and change many lives.