Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

All That We Carried by Erin Bartels January 22, 2021

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 7:48 pm
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The most treacherous terrain is found within

Ten years ago, sisters Olivia and Melanie Greene were on a hiking trip when their parents were in a fatal car accident. They haven’t seen each other since the funeral. Olivia coped with the loss by plunging herself into law school, work, and a materialist view of the world–what you see is what you get, and that’s all you get. Melanie dropped out of college and developed an online life coaching business around her DIY spirituality–a little of this, a little of that, whatever makes you happy.

Now, at Melanie’s insistence (and against Olivia’s better judgment), they are embarking on a hike in the Porcupine Mountains of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. In this remote wilderness they’ll face their deepest fears, question their most dearly held beliefs, and begin to see that perhaps the best way to move forward is the one way they had never considered.

My Thoughts:

Erin is seriously one of the best authors I have ever read. Her books touch such a deep part of the heart.

First, I LOVED the setting of this book. My favorite places in the world, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I loved reading about this part of my great state and the ending was in a place I have visited many times.

There isn’t a super nice and neat ending which makes the book even more real to me. It is still a satisfying ending, none-the-less.

Erin addresses a lot of issues many people struggle with, forgiveness, what to believe, the fairness of God, God’s plan above ours. All tough topics.

If you haven’t read Erin’s book yet, what are you waiting for?

Visit Erin here.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.


2 Responses to “All That We Carried by Erin Bartels”

  1. Paula Shreckhise Says:

    I agree it is well written. She poses many questions but I wanted the biblical solution! It felt incomplete. Still a good read.

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