Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Waiting Place

There is a plaque in my living room with a quote by Albert Einstein that says, “Be still.  I want to know God’s thoughts.  The rest are details.”  One of my favorite Psalms is chapter 46, verse 10, “Be still and know that I am God.”  It is no surprise then that I would highly anticipate reading the “The Waiting Place” by Eileen Button.  This book is filled with essays about Button’s life and how she has waited on God in several instances.  It is touching to read what she has learned throughout her life and sometimes through tragic heartbreak.  This is definitely a very interesting read and thus keeps you captivated throughout. 
With that being said, I have mixed feelings about this book.  This is Button’s story and her waiting.  I found myself yearning throughout the book to be taught what to do and how to lean on God during the waiting places in my own life.  I think that is where the author fell short.  She relied on her own life and didn’t transition her experiences into teachable study.  I enjoy Scriptural reference to a book like this, and that was missing.  However, if you are looking for an inspirational book that will show you the way another person made it through her difficult times, then this is an excellent choice!
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