A homeschool friend of mine wrote this book Learning to Yearn, she’s written another book “Calling all moms“. ANYWAYS, I promised her a review back in April and then we bought the house and life got busy, I saw it sitting there and said “OH RIGHT!” 🙂 So that leads me to today eh?
Anyways, Laurie is a lady of a quiet faith, she longs to know the Lord better and wishes that for her readers as well. She’s had some trials in her life and has learned that the best way through them is the seek the Lord throughout. She raised seven children, losing one to cancer, she grew up in a non-believing home.
What do you get?
122 pages, divided into nine chapters. Each chapter is prefaced with a bible verse, and none of the chapters is particularly long, making it easy to read through. Each chapter is followed by a blank page if you want to take notes as you read.
Using real life examples, Laurie does an excellent job of connecting the spiritual with the everyday. Helping us to better see the Lord in the things around us. I could really see Laurie’s humbleness throughout her words. She doesn’t offer these words out of a sense of “I’ve been there done that”, but more from a “this is what I’ve learned as I continue to struggle with it myself” point of view. It’s refreshing to read a book that comes from a “me too” perspective you know? One that shows important lessons to learn about walking in faith, but shows while walking side by side eh?
One of the lines I liked was this one “It’s an act of faith to let our tight grip go. It is also an act of faith to go through life with hands open surrendering to His plan, instead of tense, white-knuckle gripping. Daily we need to ask for help give our concerns, fears, and hardships into His capable hands”.
Good book, go out and get yourself a copy eh? Learn more about how to yearn for the Lord and how that will, over time, transform your life.
Learning to Yearn: Amidst the Storms of Life
122 pages, softcover
Christian living, christianity