Friday, March 05, 2010

Dancing With My Father

When I first opened this book, it was like the author had opened up my brain and written a book about me. The loss of joy. The tyranny of the mundane. Even those things that should bring me joy more often than not irritate me. But I, like her, want to find joy in the small, everyday things. 
With beautiful, almost poetic at times, prose, the author leads us to find joy in the mundane everyday. I devoured this book on the first run, but I look forward to savoring it again and really meditating on the questions provided. If you've been beaten down by the eveyday, I think you'll find in this a book worth reading.

A bit about the book:
The reality of living in a broken, fallen world can leave women feeling overcome by fear, guilt, and weariness. Many develop “sawdust souls,” numb to any sense of joy.

In this warm and wise book, author Sally Clarkson invites readers to take God’s hand and let Him lead them into a life of anticipation, passion, and purpose. With the voice of a trusted mentor, she reveals how, by getting in tune with the rhythm of God’s presence, women can nurture an inner attitude of anticipation and celebration even in the stressful seasons of life.

Through rich biblical insights woven with real-life stories, women will be inspired to recapture a spirit of joy as they follow God’s lead on the dance floor of life.

Sally Clarkson is a popular speaker, known across the nation and internationally for her work with women. She is the author of several books, including The Mission of Motherhood, The Ministry of Motherhood, and Seasons of a Mother’s Heart. She has worked in various ministries, including Campus Crusade for Christ. With her husband, Clay, she is cofounder of Whole Heart Ministries, which encourages and equips Christian parents. The Clarksons, parents of four, live near Colorado Springs, Colorado.

1 comment:

S said...

May I borrow this one from you sometime? Sounds like a good one.