Friday, January 13, 2017

Book Review: Waiting for Wonder: Learning to Live on God's Timeline by Marlo Schalesky


Title: Waiting for Wonder: Learning to Live on God's Timeline
Author:  Marlo Schalesky
Publisher:  Abingdon Press
Release Date:  November 15, 2016
Genre: Christian Living / Non-Fiction




What if, in this waiting, God is calling us to more?

It's easy to believe God when a promise is new. It's hard when the years pass and nothing changes. It's even harder when desperation strikes, your plans backfire, and still God does not fill the emptiness. But what if, in this waiting, God is calling us to more?

Join author Marlo Schalesky on a unique, contemplative journey to reveal the wonder that is often missed when we find ourselves struggling to wait well. Walking through the life of the biblical character Sarah, one who knows what it means to wait, you will discover a glimpse of God's character that will give you strength to keep hoping and praying for the desires of your heart.

Waiting for Wonder is a journey into the heart of God where you will wrestle with personal questions, think deeply about God's true character, and learn to appreciate His divine work as you discover your own path to the promised land. Recapture your hope, restore your soul, and renew your vision of a wondrous Savior when you learn to live on God's time.

Leader guide also available.




Waiting. Waiting is such an annoying, yet smart word.  And Waiting for Wonder: Learning to Live on God's Timeline by Marlo Schalesky is a book filled with personal insights and wisdom of the term.  Using Sarah's story in the Bible, our Book of Truth, the author guided us in diving into Sarah's story of waiting.  It is the kind of  book that will enlighten you every time you dive into it, even if it's a repeat, because there is joy in the wonder.  

In truth, before the first chapter, the first pages of the introduction connected with me on a personal level. I too, like the author struggled with the wonder of waiting, sometimes with anger, with frustration and even hope. Yet, it is through waiting that we can see the revelation.
"He is the God who calls us at the very place of our deepest shame, our deepest pain, and transforms that place into something with breathtaking beauty.  No one but God...would dare do such a thing." (9)
Waiting for Wonder is a source of encouragement through Biblical references - guiding us towards a God that promises as we wait, restores as wait and in turn gives us much more because we waited. The wonder of waiting is in Him. The waiting for wonder is for Him. Who is He, seek, and wait. 

"Wait for Him. He will change your world, and because of that, you will change the world around you." (81)



Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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Marlo Schalesky is an award-winning author of ten books, including "Wrestling with Wonder: A Transformational Journey Through the Life of Mary." A regular speaker and columnist, she has also published nearly 1,000 articles in various Christian magazines, including "Focus on the Family," "Today's Christian Woman," "In Touch," and "Marriage Partnership." Marlo lives with her husband, six young children, nine horses, two dogs, five cats, two parakeets, ten rabbits, two chinchillas, three hamsters, and a bunch of fish in a log home in Salinas, California.


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