Turning Mountains into Molehills – Entered in 2017 ATAI Book Award Contest

4 Stars

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Yvonne M Morgan

Turning Mountains into Molehills is Yvonne M Morgan’s touching memoir about her life and faith. After a particularly devastating loss that sent her down the rabbit hole of grief, Morgan turned to God for answers—and her own purpose. Through her faith in God and His plan for her, Morgan turned to humanitarian work and ultimately learned how to turn her “mountains” into “molehills.”

Unfortunately, much of Turning Mountains into Molehills seemed much too rushed. The pacing was quick and the descriptions of each memory short and blunt; while this might be an excellent approach in different circumstances, in this book, it only leaves the reader wanting to know more. In such an excellent story with such a profound purpose, it is disappointing that everything is glossed over so quickly, rather than being fully described and deeply explored. Perhaps one small reason for this is that there are too many events packed into each chapter, perhaps making it difficult to find the time and space to break each event in Morgan’s journey down as well as could be possible.

Nevertheless, Turning Mountains into Molehills is still a pleasant, eye-opening read. From the depths of grief to the relief of God’s love, Yvonne M Morgan takes her readers along with her on her life’s journey, with all its ups and downs. Morgan’s style of writing is equally casual and enlightened, making for a peaceful and uplifting reading experience. Her journey is inspirational, yet her humbleness and faith in writing about it make this story all the more interesting. Turning Mountains into Molehills is a loving, positive memoir that will undoubtedly serve as a beacon of light and hope for Christian readers who may have endured similar hardships in their lives and also come out on top.

Originally critiqued by a member of the Authors Talk About It team.

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