Review: Waiting for Wonder

        `Waiting for Wonder: Learning to Live on God's Timeline` is a spiritual growth book written by author Marlo Schalesky. I am reviewing an Advanced Reader's Copy (ARC).

        The contents in this short book are listed topically with such topics as: Who are you? Identity and Shame, `Not Again: Sarah and Abimelech, and `Having the Last Laugh: The Birth of Isaac`. `Waiting for Wonder` asks the question: Who is this God? When we don't get our answers to prayers quickly we wonder if He is the God of waiting. Will He keep His promises?

        The reader will walk through Sarah's life. Her life of disappointment, doubt, and detours to discover God in the "not yet" places of life as we wonder in the waiting.

        Each chapter has a section written from Sarah's point of view. This covers the story of Sarah which may also be the reader's story. This book is suitable for older teens and adults. The language is clear and concepts well defined. The story of Sarah progresses as the book moves along. Sarah's big problem was that she was barren and beyond childbearing years. Yet, God promised her and Abraham an heir.

        The last chapter summarize's Sarah's life. She lived to be 127 with most of those years spent waiting on God. She finally had a son at the age of 90. As page 184 states her life was a life of waiting, a life of becoming. And so is our life, a life of waiting, a life of becoming.

Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."

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About the author:
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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