By Eileen Button
Published by Thomas Nelson
I loved it!
I have to admit, I started reading The Waiting Place with a bit of a critical attitude. After reading the book description, I had formed the idea that this book was going to consist of a collection of inspirational stories surrounding the “waiting” theme. It sounded a little like just another themed devotional, but probably worth my while.
However, once into the first chapter or two, I was pleasantly surprised to be reading more than another devotional. The Waiting Place is more a collection of essays relating the author’s life story – an autobiography of sorts. Told in first person, author Eileen Button describes the many times in her life where she has waited for her circumstances to change. In each essay, she conveys some of the life-lessons she learned during those times.
As I continued to read, I began to relate more and more to Buttons’s life. She candidly discusses her own struggles in being a daughter, pastor’s wife, mom, writer, and friend. Wearing all of those “titles” myself, I can personally relate. It is refreshing to read not only how she resolves her own her struggles in dealing with critical real-life issues, but how honestly she shares these personal struggles.
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