Amazing Grays, Amazing Grace was written by a veteran
horse trainer who has learned many lessons about God through her
time spent with horses. She shares many of her thoughts in chapters
that stand on their own as devotional thoughts.
Each of the 34 chapters uses Ms. Baber's experiences with horses
to reveal similarities to our relationships with God and others.
For instance, one chapter speaks about the necessity to discipline
horses for extreme behavior such as biting or kicking. A connection
is then made to how God must sometimes discipline us. Just as the
discipline is good in the end for the horse, so it is for us as
Chapter titles include "Wild Horses and the Narrow Gate," "Disputable
Things," "Follow the Leader," "Faith and Effort and Test of Leadership," among
many others. The writing style is very casual and conversational,
and most chapters can be read in only five to ten minutes.
Quite honestly, to enjoy this book wholly, you should probably
love horses. You will likely not be very interested in the content
otherwise. I requested this book for review because my daughter
is in love with horses. I had planned to let her have the book
after I finished writing the review, but it's much more appropriate
for adult reading than teen reading. Unfortunately, we won't be
keeping this one on the bookshelf. I don't mean to talk you out
of trying it if you're completely in love with horses and would
love to read "mini-sermons" with horses as the object lesson. However,
I have to assume that most people reading this review won't have
that as their top priority when it comes to devotional material.