I couldn’t have read this book at a better time. After enduring what felt like one of the most character-building waits of my life, I experienced a great sense of camaraderie with Eileen Button (cutest name in the world), as I read her book, The Waiting Place: Learning to Appreciate Life’s Little Delays.
In her collection of humorous essays, Button delves into the heart of what we all must deal with on a regular basis: waiting. And she accomplishes this with entertaining candor, giving vulnerable glimpses of times in her life she was forced to wait. I found it easy to become engrossed one chapter at a time, and as a mom of three, sometimes this is exactly the kind of read I’m looking for.
I appreciated learning about how Button handled the wait while she prayed for her baby’s health to improve, prayed for her career to take off, and ached for a yard statue to be removed, a comical dilemma, detailed in such a way I laughed out loud. Eileen comes across as someone I’d love to get to know.
I laughed and cried my way through this book. Between the stellar cover, the noteworthy humor, and Button’s relatable voice, I highly recommend this reflective collection of essays. I found The Waiting Place refreshing because it was not at all preachy, but possessed great power to teach and draw rich meaning out of those inevitable wait times.
*I received a copy of this book as a member of Thomas Nelson's Booksneeze in exchange for this honest review
Great review. I love books like that, giving deep truths without beating me over the head. :)ReplyDelete
Well dang, I think I need to get this book.ReplyDelete
I have so many books on my wish list right now. And here's another one that will need to be added. So little time, so many lovely books. Great review, Wendy!!ReplyDelete
I think i will add this to my to-read-list! thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
oh that sounds great! I'll HAVE to look that book up..ReplyDelete
I don't usually read essays but it sounds interesting and I have to agree, the cover rocks.ReplyDelete
Yeah, apparently I need to read this, too. :)ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great book, one I could use. I don't do as well with waiting as I'd like.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a really good one (and I love that cover!). I'll definitely have to check this one out!ReplyDelete
Great review. Sounds like a winner. I'll check it out.ReplyDelete
Shoot. Now I need to read this book. Thanks for the great rec!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the review, Wendy. My Wish List is getting longer by the minute.ReplyDelete
We writers all learn to wait, don't we? ;) This sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for the review, Wendy! And I'm with you--that cover is fantastic!ReplyDelete
Sounds good. I'll check it out. :)ReplyDelete