Sunday, January 8, 2017

Waiting for Wonder

Waiting for Wonder: Learning to Live on God's Timeline 


November 1, 2016

by Marlo Schalesky

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press 
  • ISBN-13: 978-1501820106

It’s easy to believe God when a promise is new. It’s hard when the years pass and nothing changes. It’s even harder when desperation strikes, your plans backfire, and still God does not fill the emptiness. But what if, in this waiting, God is calling us to more?
Join author Marlo Schalesky on a unique, contemplative journey to reveal the wonder that is often missed when we find ourselves struggling to wait well. Walking through the life of the biblical character Sarah, one who knows what it means to wait, you will discover a glimpse of God’s character that will give you strength to keep hoping and praying for the desires of your heart.
Waiting for Wonder is a journey into the heart of God where you will wrestle with personal questions, think deeply about God’s true character, and learn to appreciate His divine work as you discover your own path to the promised land. Recapture your hope, restore your soul, and renew your vision of a wondrous Savior when you learn to live on God’s time.
Leader guide also available.

My thoughts: First, the disclaimer. "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, this book was timely for me. I have been praying for years about a situation in my life and it seems God isn't hearing me. In fact the situation is getting worse and not better. I was almost ready to give up praying about it when this book arrived and through Abraham and Sarah and the author's own illustration it encourages us to hang in there, keep praying, He will answer (in His own time.)  And yes, I realize sometimes His answer is "no."   

If you are struggling with your wait on something in your life, then WAITING FOR WONDER would be a good book for you to read. We all struggle with waiting on answers (probably) and this book might encourage you in your wait. 

1 comment:

Marilyn R. said...

Waiting for Wonder sounds like a great read for all as prayers so many times are not answered quickly. God bless and trust you'll see answers to your prayers soon.