About the Book
Book: Finding Common Ground: One Octogenarian’s Quest to Help Our Nation Heal
Author: Robynne Elizabeth Miller & Marilyn Siden
Genre: Narrative Nonfiction/Memoir
Release date: April 2, 2021
Because she’d had enough. Enough anger. Enough hatred. Enough division.
Marilyn Siden has lived through much: the aftermath of World War II, Korea, and the horror of Vietnam. She’s navigated good political administrations and struggling ones, a thriving economy and want. Her eight decades of experience living in the US have shown her the best America has to offer and, unfortunately, the worst. But she never thought America would become a place of vitriol and despair.
So, she decided to do something about it.
Through a series of epic journeys across America, Marilyn discovered what she was after: practical advice on how to help our nation heal.
But she found something she wasn’t expecting . . . something far more powerful.
Marilyn found our common ground.
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About the Authors
Robynne Elizabeth Miller is wife to an amazing Brit and mother to a glorious brood of adopted and biological kids. Her adventures have led her to over twenty-five countries, from Malta to Russia, and she’s lived about a quarter of her life in the English countryside. She currently makes her home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, spending much of her time telling locals they don’t need to apologize for the rain.
With dozens of articles, essays, and blog posts to her credit, as well as eight books and collaborations on several more, she’s put her B.A. from Westmont College and her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction & Fiction from Ashland University to good use She’s an experienced speaker, editor, and writing coach, and teaches regularly at conferences and writer’s workshops. She currently serves as President and Director of Leadership of Inspire Christian Writers and hosts The Art of Semi-Fiction podcast, where she explores every corner of the written word.
On quieter days, Robynne can be found meandering back roads with her family, cooking up some grand adventure with her friends, singing at the top of her lungs, or making bacon from scratch.
Marilyn Siden is blessed with a wonderful family—four grown children, twelve beautiful, talented, Godly grandchildren, and an amazing husband.
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Hello Dear Readers!
Feeling a little discouraged about the state of our nation today? Convinced you have no hope of being part of the solution?
Not only are you ABLE to be a part of helping to heal our nation, but you are both called AND equipped to do so, right where you are. No matter your skillset or resources, you can start being a light for Jesus right now. And that light, however small you perceive it to be, WILL shine in these dark times.
Taking this journey at nearly 80 and crossing the country in search of practical solutions to start reversing the hatred and hurt blanketing our nation was challenging.
But it was worth it, too.
Not only is the book filled with stories of hope and encouragement, it’s filled with practical steps we can all take to start healing hurts, restoring our communities, building a safer future for our children, and bringing light back to our nation.
Are you ready?
We are standing on common ground!
Finding Common Ground: One Octogenarian’s Quest to Help Our Nation Heal is a memoir that is written by Robynne Elizabeth Miller & Marilyn Siden. This is a very inspirational book that was easy to read at 271 pages. I love memoirs. I love reading about other people and their life stories. The way that this is written it feels like you are sitting down with a friend listening the their adventures. The writing was warm, flowing and kept my attention the whole book.
Can we be honest that our world is not a good place right now. There is so much going on that hurts my heart. I do not watch the news. To read a story about a 80 year old woman wanting to change thing was refreshing and made me feel hopeful. I love that she just threw her sleeping bag into her vehicle and set out on her adventure.
Each chapter is a new adventure. A new person that she meets at a different walk of life. The chapters are filled with encouragement. Each person that she encounters has a different ideas on how to fix the division. There's a lot wisdom woven into these stories. This will be something that I read again.
I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit blogging program. All thoughts are my own.
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