All The Pretty Things

All the pretty things

This memoir will break your heart and heal it all at once.

If addiction, brokenness, divorce, parenting regrets or poverty is part of your story…or maybe you’ve simply lost your faith…you need this story of redemption and hope.

Edie’s story is heartbreaking yet beautiful. In All The Pretty Things, she reminds us that in the parts of our story that seem hopeless, God truly is at work with His redeeming love.

I finished the book and the next day I was still choked up at the memories this book evoked in me. At times I couldn’t stop reading. At times I couldn’t stop crying. And many, many times I couldn’t stop telling God “thank You” that He gave Edie the courage to put her story to paper. God knew I needed her story…and you probably do, too.

All the pretty things

We all need the reminder that God isn’t finished with us or our story just yet. There were so many parts of this story where I cried out in gratitude for what God did in Edie’s life despite the baggage and heartache of her upbringing. This gives me such hope for my children. My children may not be living in the home of an alcoholic, but we all bring baggage to our families. We all bring heartache and disappointment and a life of expectations to our families. Sometimes we need the reminder that God is still redeeming, still loving, still moving…


His redemptive love doesn’t stop when we make the biggest mistake of our lives. His redemptive love doesn’t stop because we don’t have parents telling us about Him. His redemptive love doesn’t stop when our faith is weak.

He is still redeeming my story…and yours, too.

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Watch the Book Trailer here:

All the Pretty Things by Edie Wadsworth from Genesis One Productions on Vimeo.



3 Years Off of Anti-Depressants

I would love for you to read an update now that I have been off all of my anti-depressants for 3 years and am thriving. God has been so good to me. My mindset has changed. My health has changed. We are never truly hopeless if we have Christ. We have the power of the Holy Spirit living within us giving us the power to make the steps necessary to BE TRANSFORMED.

My Journey Off of Anti-Depressants

My wellness journey & 51 pound weight loss! 

Author: Candace Crabtree

I'm Candace and I'm grateful you're here. It is my heart's desire to encourage you while you're visiting and remind your heart of the truths of God's Word and the power of His love to transform lives. Great is His faithfulness! {Note: this blog does use affiliate links.}

27 thoughts on “All The Pretty Things”

  1. This book sounds excellent–and in a way, scares me. There are things in my past that I cannot remember–my mind has blanked them out because they are too painful. But I know that no page of our lives is too dark for God to read. This sounds like a book that does exactly that–opens the pages of our lives to God reading.

  2. Definitely putting this on my read list! Our family has been going thru a valley and this brings up stuff from the past. But, we feel unprepared to deal with stuff. Thanks for the chance!

  3. I would love to read this story, as I have walked through some hard times in my own life as well and I know how beautifully God can redeem our days.
    I have shared this post on my Facebook page.

  4. I think this book is the perfect timing for me. I’ve been dealing with many of these issues during the last few months and am still sorting through it all.
    Thank you for this chance.

  5. Wow..the trailer just gripped my heart. I too have a back story, but I can’t seem to remember it..just bits & pieces. I too seem to feel I need to ‘recommit’ and see if it ‘takes’ this time so my heart moves past whatever ‘it’ is that holds me back. This will be an excellent book!

  6. Like some other commenters, I’ve got some blank spots where there should be memories. There is actually one thing that happened to me that I’m sort of afraid to ask my mom about. But, we’re still needing to live life free and healed, and so desire to not pass down our own family baggage to our boy.

    This sounds like a perfect and timely read for me.

  7. I would like to win this book for someone very close to me, who I believe would greatly benefit from it. They’ve struggled with many things in life, and I think this book would be a blessing. Thank you for the opportunity.
    I have shared this wonderful giveaway on my Facebook page.

  8. This book sounds amazing. Loved the trailer. She is right. We all have things in our past that we don’t want to talk about. And some of us are walking in the midst of it now. I would love to read this book and share it with those I love.

  9. I have had a couple of the things mentioned divorce is one. I would love to read a book that will help my relationship with God.

  10. What an awesome book on gaining hope in God even at our lowest point in life. I struggle daily with bi-polar and have tried to commit suicide two times. Thankfully through His words and strength put in my heart to continue on for my family, I am still here. I struggle but knowing that I can go to Him anytime, anyplace in prayer gives me hope that I can do all things through Him, even survive. Through the trials that God places before us to bring us closer to Him, we make the choice in our lives on which way will turn. I went to Amazon and read the first pages that they offer. What an amazing book this would be to win in your giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity!

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