Recently I overheard a conversation in which someone exclaimed exuberantly, “You are so completely yourself and true. How refreshing!” How refreshing indeed, to listen to Ardine Martinelli tell her story with the power that only comes from a soul fully reconciled with her humanity, and living it truthfully.
The memoir, Listening to My Life, is the story of our human journey. Young women hungry for a femtor, and young men longing to learn respect for women will glean much from these pages. Abusers desperate to repent and the abused who seek to forgive may find healing in the telling of a life who has listened to itself. Profound wisdom awaits all who venture in.
With every passing chapter, episodes of my own life passed before me. Martinelli’s narrative is so compelling that I felt mandated by an unseen force to truly listen to my life as I read hers. I finished this book with regret that it ended, and came away inspired to continue listening to my life with as much integrity as the author has lived hers.
Please visit Ardine’s blog where she posts excerpts from her book and timely pieces that emerge from her life today as she lives it.
3 thoughts on “Listening to My Life: A Book Review”
Listening To My Life gives hope and postivie re-inforcement that no matter the hurt, no matter the damage done, healing will out….ir only we let it. Looking back, while difficult, can be the most rewarding thing we do. I recently read a sign that said “Dont look back, youre not going that way”. Although a good lesson to practice in life, in heart perhaps not so much. To heal we need to look back at what hurt us, ponder why and then move on. Martinelli has exemplified that journey. I’m beginning mine thanks to her book!
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Thank you so much for your response, Pattie… from your lice well listened to.
Well done Rita!