This isn’t the standard way to write a book description, but let me take a minute to be straight with you: writing a memoir was never a part of my plans. While when men plan, God laughs, I think when women plan, God shudders. Why? Well, it seems that we women have a special gift for learning our lessons the hard way. And being the overachiever that I am, I have, at times, signed up for the hardest crash courses on life.
For the most part, you will find within these pages a bunch of stories with many, MANY, instances of precisely this: me, not knowing what the hell I was doing. It cost me a lot. From battling religious conditioning with naivete to escaping horrors with my life as the price, you will come face-to-face with my skeletons and demons—and, maybe, even yours. But, if you can join me in this analysis of Past-Me through those sometimes painful, sometimes ridiculous, sometimes dangerous stories of how I became who I am today, you’ll realize that in some ways, even when I didn’t know what I was doing, I had planted seeds.
This memoir is the harvest I never knew pain could produce. I believe I’ve found a thread that connects it all, even every crisis hidden within the darkest moments of our memories. It’s provocative (maybe even a bit controversial). It’s honest (embarrassingly so, at times). And, it’s somewhat spiritual (even if you aren’t). I call it Worship.
Idea: Frontin's And She Called It Worship is a deeply intriguing memoir of coming-of-age, spiritual searching, and self-actualization. Frontin's personal narrative is as compelling as the journey toward healing and wholeness she lays out for readers to take themselves.
Prose: Frontin's excellent writing allows what might otherwise be insignificant moments of personal growth, to hold meaning. The author's self-awareness, doubt, and intellectual curiosity, more than sustains the narrative.
Originality: This work is highly unique both in concept and in structure. With elements of memoir as well as self-help, the book defies easy categorization.
Character/Execution: The author emerges as a complex, ambitious, and deeply curious individual, whose reflections on religion, God, and faith, are especially insightful. Other figures within the narrative don't always rise off the page, instead serving more as points of reference for the author's formative experiences.
Date Submitted: November 06, 2020