Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of BeesThe Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book and the journey that Lily goes on to try to find her mother.  My favorite part, though is when she realizes that family is not only your blood relatives, but those that love you and surround you just because they want to - not due to familial expectations or social obligation.  This book really challenged me, reminding me of childhood wounds and also making me forever grateful for those who love me unconditionally and without judgement.

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  1. I got this one on CD's but I haven't started it yet. I'm even more interested in it after reading your review, though you gave it only 3 stars.

    Your last comment reminded me of both Joy and Nanny as well as my own mother. And Poopah...he seems to enjoy all of us without judging anyone.

  2. I loved listening to this book. The author has such a way with words, almost to the point of being distracting. I was amazed over and over by her vivid descriptions, just the way she said things.

    Once again, thanks for introducing me to a good book which I might not otherwise have read. I think I'll check out the library to see what else she has read.

    We all have childhood wounds, especially if we are sensitive people. Thankfully a loving God can help us see the light and forgive and be healed. I have realized that many of the things that hurt me were caused by my own anxiety rather than any meanness, intentional or otherwise, on the part of others, but I did not live with a T-Ray!

    My very favorite was when she talked about "the stack of black and white hands" over her heart.