Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Waiting Place by Eileen Button

Learning to Appreciate Life's Little Delays. 

We all spend time just waiting. The Waiting Place is a collection of stories from the author's life.  It reads more like an auto-biography, than a self-help book.  I was expecting a lecture on the importance of patience, or not letting life pass you by while you wait.  Instead, Button shares her message very subtly through examples of waiting from her own life. 

This would be a good book to read while you are waiting. Though it was not what I expected, Button is a great story teller.  I enjoyed the unique perspective and glimpse into the life of a preacher's wife.  She wonders why her life is defined by her husband's career and not her own.  Though she is a teacher and a mother she is always introduced as the pastor's wife. In the Waiting Place, she shares numerous stories, both humours and emotional, from different periods of waiting and reminds us that some of the most priceless gifts can be discovered while waiting for something else.

Disclaimer: I received this book free through the booksneeze book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Praying for Your Future Husband - By Robin Jones Gunn & Tricia Goyer

Preparing Your Heart for His

This is a book filled with stories and wisdom about marriage and the benefits of praying for your future spouse. Both authors share candidly their pain, struggles, mistakes, and of course prayers. The did an excellent job of blending scriptures, prayers, and other woman's testimonies along with their own experiences

As a married woman, I read this book not for myself, but to encourage my daughter and all the other single girls I know. I wish I had been praying for my own future husband before I got married. I would have liked to own a copy of this book back then too.

My daughter was 4 years old when she asked me how we would pick her husband and I told her we would pray about it. I originaly intended to wait until she was older, but instead she was anxious to start praying for him right away.  It is a blessing to watch her pray and to be praying with her for her future husband.

I would recommend this book to any teenage girl or unmarried woman.  This book could also be used as a guild for mothers to encourage and pray with their daughters.

Disclaimer: As a book blogger, I received a free copy of this book to review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I was not required to write a positive review.