What are you reading right now? Are you loving it? Is it changing you? If yes, I’d appreciate you sharing the title and author.
I recently read a book that touched me in a deep place. Wrestling with Wonder: A Transformational Journey Through the Life of Mary by Marlo Schlaskey is a phenomenal book about the nature of God and how we struggle to understand him. To make sense of things. Just as Mary did.
Here are some passages that really resonated with me. Maybe they will with you, too.
Marlo has a masterful way of weaving eternal, unyielding truth with the human condition. I was both convicted and encouraged beyond words as I read.
Here’s another passage that touched me…
A love that defies expectations…
Have you ever played the expectation game with God? The “if I do this (and obey)” then “You’ll do that” (give me what I want because I did obey) game. But our obedience doesn’t earn us the right to escape the suffering that Jesus went through, and that he promises we’ll go through as well. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart, I’ve overcome the world! (John 16:33)
Marlo takes us deep into the heart of Mary—and what perfect timing as Christmas swiftly approaches—and pens with such tenderness and unforgiving reality what it must have been like for the mother of Christ.
One last passage…
As I said in my endorsement for this book, I started underlining and then realized I was underlining nearly every sentence on the page!
If you’ve ever felt broken, disappointed, confused at what God is doing in your life, and desire God’s wisdom and discernment to shed fresh light into all that… I highly recommend Wresting with Wonder. Mary’s journey—and Marlo’s—will be an incredible gift of encouragement to you.
And maybe…a great gift for someone else at Christmas, too!
So tell me, what have you been reading lately?
If you’re in or near Franklin, TN this weekend (about 25 minutes from downtown Nashville), I hope you’ll drop me to see me from 12PM-2PM at Landmark Booksellers during the Franklin Pumpkinfest. I’ll be watching for you!