Gentry has written an open and honest account of her romance and marriage. She was near fifty and looking for love. She met Ben online and the two developed a romantic relationship. He lived in Canada and she finally moved there, leaving her job, friends, and children. They married and after a short time of bliss, the marriage turned tumultuous.
Gentry's memoir is a good illustration of how we Christians are not perfect. She let her Christian commitment waver when she was married to Ben. While he was not a model husband by any means, her reactions to his deeds were frequently very non-Christian in nature. While she renewed her commitment as a Christian later, this memoir shows what can happen when two people try to establish a relationship without God at the center.
The memoir is quite detailed with much information about where they went and what they did. Reading the book is almost like reading Gentry's journal. She does include her thoughts about her relationship to Christ, especially through the decision making and relationship building times.
She hopes this memoir will help Christians realize we are all imperfect. I think it is also a good example of writing a memoir as a way to work through past struggles and hurts toward healing.
You can find out more about the book at https://faultychristian.com/.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Ariel Gentry is a pseudonym.
White Bird Publications, 208 pages.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the author. My comments are an independent and honest review.