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October 14, 2015
I am very disappointed by her book. It is not what I was expecting and does not meet my expectations. Usually a book is better than the workbook. Not this time. Very disappointed by the way the book is written, hard to follow and did not relate to the title in anyway. I am sorry I ever read this book.
Have you forgotten how marvelous the Lord is? Do you need a reminder of all the Lord has done? This book will be a great reminder as the author does an excellent job of showing just how wonderful the Lord is. Wonderstruck is exactly how you will feel after really reading and studying this book!
I gave this book 5/5 stars! I found the book to be encouraging and very well written. The language used was easy to understand and the information flowed from one nugget to the next with no interruption. I would recommend this book for anyone who needs a lift in their day or in their life! Read and be wonderstruck!
I would like to thank the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
Margaret is wonderstruck by her Creator. As she searched the night sky for the Northern Lights, it came to her that this was the posture we were to take in our spiritual journey. We are to live in holy expectation that God will meet us in beautiful, mysterious ways. We are to stay awake with eyes wide open.
Yet we slumber. Instead of holy awe we have unholy indifference. "What are the wonders in your own life that you fail to marvel or even sleep straight through?" Margaret asks. "How often do you pass by God's presence and handiwork unaware?"
She shares stories to show how you can join God in his miraculous work in others, making dry bones come alive, breathing restoration.
Margaret hopes that by reading this book, "you will rediscover, or possibly discover for the first time, the wonders of God stirring in your own heart."
She suggests a companion Bible study, partnering with another, to begin sensing God's presence in places and experiences you never expected.
Margaret ends her book with suggested activities for thirty days of discovering wonder.
I think those last thirty suggestions are the strength of this book. I was not very impressed with Feinberg's story telling. I found no exceptionally well crafted sentences that captured my attention. However, the concept, being awake to the wonders of God, is compelling. The last section, with the thirty exercises to be awake to wonder of God is what makes this book worthwhile.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.
I want to announce the newest book I have read, given to me by Worthy Publishing. Wonderstruck by Margaret Feinberg.
Our lives often lack wonder, because we do not open our eyes.This is what Margaret Feinberg is writing about. Her book is full of things that made me underline them, things that make sense. Her writing is bright, the word pictures are fresh in my mind from when I first saw them. Her book reminds us that we are in an Earth full of wonder all around us. She writes about the beauty of Creation, of relationships, of rest.
These are some of the word pictures that she wrote:
The evening alpenglow of a Colorado sunset when it looks like God has scattered thousands of rose petals across the snow for our pleasure.
The woods of Scotland, looking like a forest in Middle Earth- dark, green, misty, and elvish, on a walking tour.
The aurora borealis on an Alaskan night as you stand before a window when you should be asleep to watch the sky.
A horseback ride through a pine wood where the trees are holding as much snow as they can bear, and every time you touch a limb you are powdered with crystals.
These are the Wonders of life, the wonders that most of us miss. That is the meat.
The bones to avoid include the fact that Margaret has defended the egalitarian position in the past. In 2008 she defended the nomination of Sarah Palin for Vice President in a debate on CNN against Dr. Baucham. I am a complementarian, and I hope I could defend why I believe in Biblical roles as timeless. The Biblical gender roles are eternal, and there are many applications that look different for each family while staying within those commanded roles.
The second bone is three commentaries on Genesis, mentioned in this book, all written by evolutionists, one of whom also believes in homosexual "marriage." I am a No Death Before Sin Six Day Creationist, a position that even skeptical Theologians agree makes the most hermeneutical sense.