Description from Author (Shortened – Read Further On One of the Links Above):
Part one of a two-part series, Saving Mary is the story of a modern-day Mary Magdalene-the woman from whom Jesus cast out seven demons.
Deidre Daily is drawn to anything seemingly spiritual, desperately seeking a spiritual existence. But inside this vibrant girl hides a terrified child who sincerely believes she has married the devil. Through a series of spiritual encounters her fear turns into reality, and she ends up possessed.
This is a duel book blog post. I contacted the author through Good Reads with an interest to read and review “Saving Mary.” The author response was wonderful and agreeable. She even sent along a secondary book, “Living the Testimony” as an addition. “Living the Testimony” is another glimpse into what had happened to the author, but from the standpoint of the exorcism on. “I also sent you my new book because it contains a shortened version of the whole story.”
Deidre Daily is a tormented child; physically, emotionally, sexually, and spiritually. Her father is an alcoholic and her mother is a distant, emotionally vacant, woman. She has an uncle who sexually abused her. She is teased at school, and treated like crap from one of the teachers. She is part Irish and part Native, hearing “half-breed” very often. She is confused about life, love and God.
In her path to find “God”, the unconditional, loving being who protects us, she finds Fred instead. Fred came to Deidre from an Ouija board. In a girl with a trouble past and spiritually lacking, Fred attaches himself to her leaving her open for so much more.
We follow Deidre from childhood into young adulthood. We follow through her continual searching for love, acceptance, and spiritual satisfaction. I truly believe that the reason she was so easily taken over is because of the alienation she felt in life.
This book is a true story. It’s intense and eye opening as to what could be going on inside someone. It is a glimpse into the spirit realm. In the battle of good and evil. It’s a good book.
Negatives of the Book
I know that the book is supposed to be written from the child’s eye and perspective, however it really takes away from the story. It’s rather broken and hard to follow. It’s like reading an actual diary.
It’s just a rough read, but great personal story.