|Thank you Bethany House for this review copy.|
This is a book to savor, to read slowly, to drink in. There is some very good advice in this little volume. Changing focus is key. Remembering child like joy and play is encouraged. Noticing the little things. Delight, hope, anticipation of good all play a part.
Mrs. Rubietta's style of writing reminded me a bit of Anne Voskamp's writing style. It's written in a friendly, poetic, personal narrative. She inspires deep thinking and offers creative ideas and prompts. She tells numerous stories of her journey.
To be honest, it took me a long time to read this book. I kept laying it aside. Perhaps I was hoping for something less prosy and more solid. Maybe I wanted the five steps and you're over it kind of thing. If that's what you're looking for, you won't find it here. Maybe it was the pressure of knowing I had to write a review. Maybe it's just the major stress overload I've been under for the last two months. If you're looking for a narrative of how one woman has found her way through, this book will be just what you're looking for. I guess, I'm just so busy, it didn't move quickly enough for me. I suggest you read the Excerpt below to get a feeling for her style.
Have I stopped worrying? No, not yet, but I've taken a step on my journey.
Do I recommend it? Maybe. It may depend on whether you're want and need a gourmet meal in a fine restaurant or you need a drive-through fast food meal.
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