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Thank you to the publishers & NetGalley for giving me an advanced copy of this book to review.
I found this book fab – short and succint but packed full of knowledge. The last year has been long and complex, but the author talks with wisdom about how to navigate times of change in our lives, while keeping our focus on God.
Each short chapter in the book starts with a personal story from the author, then weaves in a story from the Bible which explains the point – perfectly blending the personal and the biblical to really bring both sides to life and make the point perfectly. Each chapter then ends with a prayer.
“Our hearts change in ways that we cannot control, and the most significant changes can happen in the quietest of moments”.
The author talks about personal change in terms of calling with a clear sense of experience and passion. She says “Pay attention to your sparks. It can be easy to dismiss and bury your dreams, to smother them with practical decisions and procedures”. This hit home. Don’t decide not to pursue your passion for practical reasons, or with the idea of sacrifice/suffering. Your sparks are your passions and you should pursue them.
Another part that particularly spoke to me after the last year was this:
“When we have run out of prayers and courage and words, God meets us in the silence.”
When this book is released, I really want to grab a physical copy because I think reading it again in tangible form rather than on my phone will be like reading it new all over again. I’ve already gone out and bought a couple of other books in the ‘More > ‘ series in the hopes they’re as good as this one.