When I saw the chance to read and review Cynthia Ruchti’s book, Ragged Hope, Surviving the Fallout of Other People’s Choices, I jumped at the opportunity. It sounded like a book I really needed to read. I was excited for it to come.
When it did though, it fell short of my anticipation. I was expecting a book with some clear cut ideas on how to survive other people’s choices. I looked forward to reading a book that gave me ideas in forging ahead when someone else’s choice made my life difficult. Because that happens…a lot. Instead this book was chapter after chapter talking about other people’s poor choices, and how they affected others.
I actually could have dealt with that and loved the book, after the initial disappointment. I was doing just that, enjoying the book, until I posted a small portion of the book that really stood out to me, and someone commented that the quote was actually from Corrie ten Boom and not Cynthia Ruchti. I was further dismayed when Cynthia did not credit Corrie ten Boom at all, anywhere. I admit, I became a little cynical, wondering what else was a quote from someone else.
I did like the Scripture verses/passages at the end of each chapter. And the cover of the book is beautiful. The chapters are short and are a quick, easy read.
I give the book 3 out of 5 turning pages. Please remember, I received a free copy of this book for the purpose of giving a review. All opinions are my own, and your opinion might be different, so you should check the book out for yourself.
Cynthia Ruchti is celebrating the release of Ragged Hope: Surviving the Fallout of Other People’s Choices (Abingdon Press) with a $200 Visa Cash Card “Hope” Giveaway and Facebook Party!
One winner will receive:
- A $200 Visa Cash Card
- Ragged Hope by Cynthia Ruchti
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on July 31st. Winner will be announced at the “Ragged Hope Author Chat Part on August 1st. Connect with Cynthia for an evening of encouragement, laughter, and more! Cynthia will also share an exclusive look at her next project and give away books and other fun prizes throughout the evening.