21 January, 2022

LitStaff Pick: Favorite 'Colorful' Books

Gift of the Redbird – The Story of a Divine Encounter
Paula D’Arcy

This is one of my favorites in the spiritual inspiration category. At age twenty-seven and three months pregnant, D’Arcy and her husband and two-year old daughter are struck by a drunk driver on their way home from a family gathering. She and her unborn child survive, but her husband and daughter are both killed. Her emotional recovery takes over a decade. Many days, she barely has the energy or desire to get out of bed. In this small paperback, D’Arcy shares her journey from spiritual famine to fulfillment. Her quest culminates in a soul-searching solitary camping trip, where she fasts, reflects, and learns much about God and life from a small red bird.

Of her wilderness experience, D’Arcy writes, There is the awareness that human beings are stewards, not owners. We are seekers, not authorities. The only authority is God. God. Not an interpretation of God. Just God. Perhaps that is why truth can be found there with such clarity.

-Angie Dilmore

1 thought on “LitStaff Pick: Favorite 'Colorful' Books

  1. I just added "Gift of the Red Bird", "The Blue Cotton Gown" and "Olive's Ocean" to my reading list. Kudos to the contributors who told us about "colorful" titles that may not be in the mainstream public consciousness. I'd never heard of two of these.

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