Sunday, October 6, 2019

Book Review: When God Says Wait: A Devotional Thought Journal

About the Book:

A job, a true love, a baby, a cure. . .
We’re all waiting for something from God.And the place between His answers can feel like a wasteland where dreams—and faith—go to die.

When we’re waiting, we wonder, “Why?”, “Why me?”, and “How long?”

But the truth? . . .

When God says, “Wait,” He doesn’t tell us for how long. 

When God says, “Wait,” we face one of life’s greatest tests. 
When God says, “Wait,” we have decisions to make. 
When God says, “Wait,” we can control only two things: how we wait, and who we become along the way.

Author Elizabeth Laing Thompson invites you to journal through your personal "wait" and come out on the other side with your faith, relationships, and sense of humor intact. 
This lovely volume will encourage and inspire you in your wait--with meaningful devotional thoughts, scriptural truths, and thought-provoking journal prompts.

My Thoughts:

When God Says Wait: A Devotional Thought Journal coordinates with Elizabeth Laing Thompson’s book, When God Says Wait. Although I have not read When God Says Wait, I did read through this entire journal and I was impressed by the thoughts and questions presented. The questions ring with the authenticity of someone who has walked a hard road, rather than simply observed others on the path.

Each two-page spread of When God Says Wait: A Devotional Thought Journal features a Scripture verses, a devotional thought, and a question designed to spur introspection and personal growth. When open for use, the Scripture verse is at the top of the left page and the devotional thought with journal question is on the right page. Maybe it’s just me, but I wish the pages were swapped with the question on the left page (since it's the first in the spread) and the supporting Scripture on the right. There’s plenty of room to write and a built-in bookmark to hold the page.

I would suggest going through this journal in order. Some topics are grouped together which I assume are correlated with When God Says Wait. A few examples: worship, rejecting lies, God’s character, prayer, friendship, and choosing joy.  I recommend When God Says Wait: A Devotional Thought Journal to any woman in a season of waiting, which is probably most of us. Even without having read its companion book, the journal can provide great benefit to the user.

I received a complimentary copy of the book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

1 comment:

  1. Waiting is so hard at times and this journal would be a great help and encouragement to reinforce God's truths and promises.
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