I finished reading Undone: A Story of Making Peace With an Unexpected Life by Michele Cushatt a few days ago. I cannot even begin to tell you the impact this book had on me. Maybe you can guess some based on my departure from the norm on book reviews.
I would give this book 100 stars were that possible.
Michele writes with a raw openness rarely seen in books. Her memoir is not sugar coated; in fact, at times it is downright gritty. This grittiness and openness allow her to reach out to the reader and make a profound impact.
Her story resonates with truth and fear, hope and disillusionment, faith and doubt, turmoil and peace.
We, the reader, are able to follow Michele through her journeys of marriage and divorce, single life as a parent, remarriage, adoptive parenting and cancer. An unrelenting, recurring and mind-numbing story of cancer, yet, through it all, you feel her drawing closer to God and learning to lean on Him more each day.
Michele’s story is not all sadness and gloom, though; there are many, many instances where her humor and wit shine radiantly through her story.
You will laugh, cry and reread the book many times because one reading only skims the tip of the iceberg. You will want to digest her little gems of wisdom and truth scattered throughout Undone.
I know the Lord brought this book to my attention because I needed to hear the truths within.
The blurb on the back includes this line: “The secret to peace is finding eyes to see.” Michele has found the eyes; I pray that I will, too.
Undone goes on sale March 10th and if you pre-order the book, you will receive a beautiful downloadable print made especially for the book’s release.
I received this book free from Zondervan for being a member of Michele’s launch team.