… from one little chapter in one little book that landed on my front porch yesterday.
So, a few weeks ago I saw a blog post (from my sweet friend Julie of Joy’s Hope) referencing ‘this book’ and then I saw it mentioned again and maybe again (apparently I needed pounded over the head). I popped over to Amazon.com and gave it a look … and I was grabbed. Just from the synopsis I knew this book was for me. That God was going to move me. And so I ordered it.
I opened it last night and read the book jacket and realized I ‘knew of’ the author from her blog/site, A Holy Experience. I felt an instant connection, but had no idea the treasure that awaited me. Ann’s writing is beautiful and poignant and raw.
So I lay in bed and read, well really devoured, the first chapter. The tears welled up, inside I was saying, ‘yes, that’s me, yes, oh I know that feeling, um-hum’ and on and on. I underlined, I silently prayed, the tears fell. All in one chapter. I stopped myself because I don’t want to miss anything. I don’t want to rush it.
Perhaps one of the most exciting things happening with this book right now though is that it has been chosen as the first book for the online book club, Bloom (In) Courage.
And there is still time for YOU to join in. The book club doesn’t start until February 6th. Although it’s online, so you can catch up at any time I believe … but trust me, you will not be able to put the book down once you get it.
I didn’t intend to share this with you … I’m sure had I thought about it I would have thought that this really wasn’t the place to share this, after all this is a blog about sewing … but after I read those first words I knew I had to share this. This is too rich to keep to myself …
But, that’s all I’m going to share (at least for now) as this is stirring something so very personal and so very intimate between me and my God that I can not put into words. But I wanted each of you to know, wherever you’re at in life and whatever you do or do not believe, you should read this book.
Please let me know if you buy it and if you sign up for the book club. I’d loved to know who I’m sharing this journey with!