Imperfect Rapture by Kelly Beard
Sunshine, birds chirping, cold drink, good book. Living my best life over here. ☀️
Many thanks to @jkscommunications for sending me this wildly intriguing read - a memoir of a woman who grew up in a Christian fundamentalist family.
This book is deeply intriguing, wonderfully readable, and incredibly fascinating. I devoured this read in one afternoon, over several cups of coffee and I only wish it had lasted longer.
Kelly's memoir of growing up with fundamentalist Christian parents is one of those stories that feels like it shouldn't be real - except that it is so grounded in reality that you cannot help but feel immense sympathy and empathy for a family that so clearly was in over their heads with a religion that they desperately hoped had the answers they were seeking.
Every page of this feels a bit like having a conversation with a good friend, while opening your eyes simultaneously to the very real problems that exist in this world. Haunting and elegantly written, Kelly brings to life the deep and unyielding love between her parents, while sharing the darker sides of how that love fell so short of reaching her and her siblings. This is a book that will resonate with me for a long time to come, and a story I will want to revisit again.
An absolute recommendation for your TBR pile - one that defies being pigeon-holed into a single genre, but will stick with you well after you finish the final page.
Time to settle in for a quiet evening of chillin it and bookworming. Yes that’s a word. It’s a verb; it is to bookworm. 😂
Happy Tuesday friends! 💛