Friday, December 23, 2016

Book Review & Giveaway - Waiting For Wonder


t'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.


Marlo Schalesky is an award-winning author of ten books, including "Wrestling with Wonder: A Transformational Journey Through the Life of Mary." A regular speaker and columnist, she has also published nearly 1,000 articles in various Christian magazines, including "Focus on the Family," "Today's Christian Woman," "In Touch," and "Marriage Partnership." Marlo lives with her husband, six young children, nine horses, two dogs, five cats, two parakeets, ten rabbits, two chinchillas, three hamsters, and a bunch of fish in a log home in Salinas, California.


Waiting for Wonder Marlo Schalesky

This book spoke so deeply to my heart. I could really relate to the waiting part we sometimes have to do as believers. It's not always easy but after reading this book, I'm realizing that God has a purpose in it and is probably allowing His best work to be done in me through the waiting.

Marlo shares the story of Sarai/Sarah and how she had to wait on the Lord for a child. I really loved how she told her story as though from Sarah's own perspective. It was like reading her diary and seeing her environment and life through her own eyes. It gave me a new understanding for Sarah's life.

This book is not about waiting for a child, although it would be an encouragement if you are, but for all of us who find ourselves waiting for things to change, for our dreams to come true, for things to get better. She shares how God has never forgotten us in our waiting but is working His will and plan through it.

I enjoyed how the author shared personal stories from her own life and was honest about the waiting she had done herself. She doesn't sugarcoat anything but is honest about her own walk of faith that sometimes was strong and sometimes it was not. I could relate to so many of her feelings and struggles. It helped to be reminded again and again that God was truly there through it all.

I enjoyed this book and gained so much from it. It gave me hope and strengthened my faith and that's a huge testament to a really good book. I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

*I book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

Blessings - Julie

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