Chosen. Special. That's how Starbuck described herself as an adopted child in a loving family. But the word she really believed was "rejected." Her search for a father to trust doesn't end until she finds a heavenly Father who never neglects to say, "I'm there for you." A humorous, poignant, and theologically astute memoir. 192 pages, softcover from InterVarsity.
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Throughout her childhood, Margot Starbuck was always told that she was chosen and special. She was adopted when she was just a few weeks old. Always thinking that her upbringing was nothing but happy and warm because she had so many people who loved her, reality hit her hard as an adult. Margot started to feel the pain of abandonment, from her birth father and her adoptive father, and her heavenly Father. Margot was also going through life with a smile on her face to hide her pain all the while seeking to find the Father that she could trust. What amazed me the most was the fact that Margot studied theology at Princeton and she still struggled to realize that God loves her and God has chosen her and that she could trust Him. I find a lot of comfort in knowing that she had that type of struggle because I think a lot of people do, I know I did. I have a fairly simple faith, I tend not to dig too deep, but I really appreciate the depth of Margots faith. I also admire her for never giving up on finding the answers she needed.There are so many powerful and important lessons for all of us in this book. I especially liked her Tootsie Pop analogy that she used; I was sooo Tootsie Pop, Margot says, The lickin Id been taking felt interminable, and now it felt like I was being crunched up and spit out.I really enjoyed this book. It is very open and frank, which Im sure was difficult for Margot, but I know anyone who reads The Girl in the Orange Dress will appreciate her honesty. I know I will use her wisdom and her experiences to help me through those days when I am wondering where God is. I will come back again and again to this book. I feel like I have a new friend in Margot. Get yourself a copy of this book and take this journey with Margot. It will leave you feeling more loved by your Father than you could possibly imagine.