Friday, February 6, 2015

Home is Where my People Are by Sophie Hudson

By Sophie Hudson

I just read A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet and Home is Where my People Are in the last week.  Both are by Sophie Hudson and both are worth your time reading if you like a little dramatization with your true stories.  My personal favorite would be A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet, but Home is Where my People are is also quite a good, interesting read.

Sophie randomly chronicles stories from her life, adding in some Southern flair and definite exaggeration.  She shows her journey from being raised as a good Methodist church kid, going to college and stumbling on her spiritual journey for the next ten years or so until coming to a Baptist church as a married adult.  She was never a real rebel on her journey, just never really invested in the importance of including God in her day to day life.  She shares a bit of her love story and the reality of marriage and its struggles and how her and David had to work through the issues in their own lives to be able to invest in each other.

This book pointed to the importance of family, friends and community, the need to have roots and some good old barbecue or fried chicken never hurt in the finding of it either.

It's kind of difficult to really state what the book is about because of the random collection of stories, but I think the overriding emphasis is to make a home where you are. It's not about the house, it's about the people you share the house with that ultimately matters.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a lighter read with some good truths and principles. However, to fully appreciate the stories, you might enjoy reading A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet first.

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