Hardcover: 251 pages
Publisher: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group (March 2013)
Purchase: Artist’s Daughter, The: A Memoir
In The Artist’s Daughter, Alexandra Kuykendall, shares with us her quest to find love and to define what “loving” looks like. Raised as the daughter of a single mother, Alexandra sought to answer the questions: Am I loveable? Am I loved? Am I Loving? In The Artist’s Daughter, we walk with her as she is ultimately led to the perfect love of her heavenly Father.
The Artist’s Daughter shows with clarity, how our childhood story impacts the story that is written as we journey into and through adulthood. The layers of our life are not individual layers that stand alone. They cannot exist independently, but they meld together and impact, effect, and form the subsequent layers of who we are and who we are becoming. The form these subsequent layers take cannot exist without the previous layers. As Alexandra asks the vital questions that lead her into a deeper relationship with God, she begins to understand that indeed God has been intricately involved in her life, in forming the layers of who she was, who she is, and who she is becoming.
As you read this book and ask the same questions that Alexandra Kuykendall asked, you too will understand and experience the perfect love of your heavenly father. You will be able to look at your past and see where God was at work forming those layers and you will have a better understanding of how God has been intricately and lovingly forming those layers of your life and how he has impacted the journey you are on.
In addition, Alexandra’s story serves to remind us that while our stories are uniquely ours, we share so many of the same questions, struggles and trials. In the midst of it all is the reminder that we are not alone and that we are deeply loved. Ultimately the message is “…God, the artist of all things true and beautiful, loved me, called me into existence, claimed me as his daughter, and never left.”
Watch this YouTube video of the author talking discussing the book.
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About the Author:
Jena Kuykendall lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband Derek, and their four daughters. She is on staff at MOPS International (Mothers Of Preschoolers), where she is a regular contributor and consulting editor to various publications and a frequent speaker for the organization. Connect with her at AlexandraKuykendall.com
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