Eileen Button is a weekly columnist for the Flint Journal. Her commentaries have also appeared in multiple online and print publications, including Newsweek and Christianity Today. She is an adjunct professor of communication and she lives with her family in Davison, MI.
This book The Waiting Place is all about learning to appreciate life’s little delays. The story is written in short essay type form which I was concerned about. I didn’t know if it would flow nicely enough or if it would keep my interest but I have to say I really, really enjoyed reading her story. I literally laughed out loud and wiped tears from my eyes at other times. It was definitely pulling at my heart strings.
The collection of essays talks of days spent with her grandparents, financial difficulties and qualifying for WIC,to heart wrenching pain as they deal with very painful issues (psst..not going to tell you. You’ll have to read the book). The book covers so many things that we can find ourselves relating to like stress, praying for miracles, whispers and judgements, trusting in God and truly listening to him and doing whatever he asks of us and learning to enjoy the little every day events around us. While this book had me laughing and crying it was also hopeful and encouraging and gave you a different way to look at life and the events we face in it.
I would definitely give this book two thumbs up!!
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