Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Road to Becoming~


The Road to Becoming: Rediscovering Your Life in the Not-How-I-Planned-It Moments


"The Road to Becoming." What a catchy title. Yet think about if for a minute- becoming is an action verb. It describes a process, not a destination. 
And when you start reading Jenny's thoughts, you see that that's the point. The destination is the process. 
We're traveling the road of life not just to get somewhere, or to find something, but to become. 

Jenny Simmons tells one heck of a story in this book. The craziest thing is, it's true. It's her story. I won't even try to catalog her experiences. Just know that you'll be shaking your head, laughing at her sense of humor, empathizing with her troubles, and encouraged to look for the glory all around.

Yeah, this book has a catchy title. It's got a cute cover. The author has a fresh voice and an ear for language and how to use it best. And she delves down inside herself to find the treasures that God hides there, to show them to her fellow travelers. This is a story of not knowing where to go or what to do, and of the God who woos us in the wilderness of that not-knowing. It's a story of learning to listen to the moment you're in, and of learning to grieve and bury what feels so lost.

"Where there is life, the Divine is at work." ~Jenny Simmons

I thank Baker Books for providing me with a review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

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