Over the past 3 days, I have spent most of my free time reading the novel, “Amy Inspired”, by Bethany Pierce. I am usually not one to read Christian Contemporary Fiction, but I was not able to put down this particular story.
In this story the author takes us into the world of Amy Gallagher, an adjunct college English professor set on writing that one piece that will finally get her published and on her way to the career that has become her lifelong dream – a writer. Pierce lets us follow Amy over the course of a school year, sharing with her all of her trials and tribulations that leads Amy to question her friendships, her relationships (past and present), her family, her past, and even her Faith. Don’t be fooled, this is not a story that consists of a recap of Amy’s daily bouts with teaching. Instead, Pierce focuses more on major events that happen to either Amy’s family members, her roommates, and her fellow faculty friends and how they influence Amy’s thoughts and questions about her own life accomplishments at age “almost 30” (or lack thereof), her perception of her life, and her opinion about her own Faith. Halfway through the book, Amy starts to look at things in a different light and realizes how her own perceptions have actually hindered herself in some ways, even at the expense of her friendships, and relationships.
If you like contemporary Christian fiction or are looking for an enjoyable read that stirs your emotions about life, relationships, and perceptions of a struggling Christian in this modern world, then I encourage you to join Amy in her journey to finally see and be a part of the “Amy Inspired”.
Thank you to Bethany House for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255