Song of Silence by: Cynthia Ruchti

Song of SilenceSong of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.

The power of words, the power of music and when the music stops, you have the power of silence. Lucy has been teaching the power of music for many years and when her school district pulled the plug on the music program, she lost her passion. It is a story of her journey of the grief of losing her passion and finding it again in silence. Her journey is told in her perspective. With her husband desiring to fix the problem, and all Lucy wants is to be alone and grieve. With the urging of her husband, she starts seeing a therapist to help her with her grief. Along with her losing her passion, her family dynamics change with her daughter moving back home and her son’s engagement that causes her to reflect on the world of silence and questions that the music doesn’t have to end.

I love this journey that Lucy is going on. It brings up the loss of significance and how we deal with it. Our significance is so closely tied to our purpose that it can leave us at a loss that we may miss what God has for us. Because of Lucy’s passion, the analogy of music and faith is insightful and encouraging. The narration was witty, heart wrenching, and engaging. I think her story can be anyone’s using different circumstances and passions. Believing what is true and putting away the lies that bring us to despair. It is a faith book but without the preaching. Faith that causes you to reflect on what you believe and why. A faith that you see God’s goodness and with it brings hope. Jesus mercies are new every day, we just have to rest.

A Special Thank You to Abingdon Press and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.

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