“Made me wriggle a bit- but a good heart reflection is worth the discomfort”
Rarely do I give a five star rating, and this book has earned it through the great discomfort and response of my own heart, soul, and mind. It took me longer to read than most books of it's length, as I found myself having to reflect after a chapter, maybe two before I could move on. Now that I'm finished, as I ponder the 11 themes covered (side note: by different women to show other women what a beautifully distinct believer might think, read, wonder, pursue, and focus on as she seeks to bring glory to God) this book makes me wriggle in my seat. It produces just a bit of discomfort as each chapter examines an area of life, faith, and culture, and even more as the book is split into three parts: being thoughtful, listening well, and speaking well. Yep, wriggle-- wriggle is a little different than wiggle. Wriggle is more of a 3-d response or discomfort, while wiggling is just back and forth.
I do recommend this book, wriggling in my thinking and choosing, is an appropriate place to be as I contemplate hospitality to believers, to believers with different theology, to non-believers in my home (really in my life). As I contemplate my job as a believer to be wise biblically led advocate for all races of people by God's design, and Jesus modeling. As I think about what story I share to other believers and non-believers alike- does my heart that shows in my thoughts, words, and deeds show the godly woman living with the Holy Spirit leading me? or does my story show more of me and less of my love and awe for God?
It's a hard read, if you think and reflect your way through the book. But now I have 11 wider and godly perspectives to discuss with my girlfriends, my new acquaintances, and my own children.
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