Book Review: Ransomed Dreams by Sally John

When I received this book to review and read the back cover, I was a little hesitant about the direction this particular book was going to take. I was pleasantly surprised to become engrossed in the book so quickly and was pleased with the message of the book.

Sheridan Montgomery and her husband survived a tragedy but their lives have been significantly changed. They have lived in fear and seclusion ever since the incident. When a man from their past finds them to deliver a message from her sister, Sheridan’s world is shaken to it’s core.

When Sheridan travels to Chicago to hear what her sister has to say, she learns that she has been in the dark about the truth. What she believed about her father, about her husband and about her marriage was not the truth.

Sally John’s story is intriguing. The main character is very likable and I was rooting for her to come out on the other side of her struggles with success. “Ransomed Dreams” weaves an amazing story of forgiveness and of healing (physical, relational and emotional healing).

I recieved a copy of this book free of charge from Tyndale House Publishers. I have not been reimbursed in any form for either a good or a poor review.

There Has to be “Me” before there can be “We”

Yes, I am thirty seven and single. I have never been married, don’t have kids and have really never dated anyone.

I really think that because I have been overweight most of my life, I have put a huge wall around myself. This really became apparent to me the first time I lost a lot of weight, my personality began to shift a little bit. I definitely became a lot more extraverted and I was more willing to take a few more chances. I even went out on a blind date (which really ended up being a little bit of a nightmare but at least I got a good story out of it, right?).

Yes, sometimes I  look at my friends who are married (really, at this point in my life, most of my friends are married) and want that for myself at some point in time. On the flip side, I’m sure some of them may look at my life and wish for the single life again :).

But what it all comes down to is I have to be comfortable and happy with myself before I’m going to be truly comfortable and happy with someone else. And that, my friends, I’m willing to wait for.