by Sarah Bessey
Release Date: Nov 3rd 2015
Stars: 4 out of 5
If there's one thing I can say about Sarah Bessey's writing, it's that she is full of hope, encouragement, and beautiful words. Even when this book started feeling preachy and occasionally overly theological, I kept reading for the stories, the prophetic words, and the poetry of it all.
This book is a story of a journey as well as a vision for the future. It's not a practical guide-book or a self-help book, but it will leave you feeling like even when you can't see the ripples, things are happening inside church communities. New life and healing is there for the people that look for it.
It hasn't convinced me to go back to church. But I don't believe that was the book's purpose... and I've found much of the hope she describes outside the church. But it makes me long for the feelings she has – the optimism and the sentimentality.
Like her first book, this one is an auto-buy for me because of her beautiful way of looking at the world.
*I received a complementary copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
**This review is archived on my blog: The Theory of Lieto Fine