The Waiting Place

The Waiting Place by Eileen Button contains very enlightening stories. It made me think of my own life where there’s so much delays has been imposed on me and sometimes, I feel as if I could scream in agony, dissatisfaction and injustice.

But in ‘The Waiting Place’, we’re all taught on how to be patient and submit to God’s will, for whatever that had happened, surely happened for a reason, and more often than not, the reason is to show us truth and the evil around us so that we all could be more aware of our environment and learn whatever lesson that we must learn.

This book is absolutely fantastic, and I learn quite a deal from it. Highly recommended to people of faith who feel as if they need to find inner peace with themselves by not just making peace with people around them, but by being more aware of their surroundings.

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. I received an ARC of this book from Thomas Nelson Publisher in exchange of an honest review.

Book description:

A collection of essays describing the beauty and humor that can be found in what often feels like a most useless state—The Waiting Place.

We all spend precious time just waiting. We wait in traffic, grocery store lines, and carpool circles. We wait to grow up, for true love, and for our children to be born. We even wait to die. But amazing things can happen if we open our eyes in The Waiting Place and peer into its dusty corners. Sometimes relationships are built, faith is discovered, dreams are (slowly) realized, and our hearts are expanded.

With humor and heart-breaking candor, Eileen Button breathes life into stagnant and, at times, difficult spaces. Throughout this collection of essays she contends that The Waiting Place can be a most miraculous place—a place where beauty can be experienced, the sacred can be realized, and God can be found working in the midst of it all.

Includes stories on waiting for:

the day to end a place called home the fish to bite a baby’s healing church to be over a husband’s return children to grow a mother’s acceptance a loved one to die As Eileen says, “To wait is human. To find life in The Waiting Place, divine.”

6 comments

  1. MRC says:

    But in ‘The Waiting Place’, we’re all taught on how to be patient and submit to God’s will, for whatever that had happened, surely happened for a reason, and more often than not, the reason is to show us truth and the evil around us so that we all could be more aware of our environment and learn whatever lesson that we must learn.

    I like the sentence above 🙂

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