Saturday, December 31, 2016


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Rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've participated in three Online Bible Studies facilitated the Proverbs 31 Ministry. In the latest installment, I read Wendy Pope's new book, Wait and See: Finding Peace in God's Pauses and Plans. I do believe that sometimes books find us at the right time, and this was certainly a great book at the right time for me. Proverbs 31 Ministries is based on Proverbs chapter 31 in the Bible. As such, much of the educational and spiritual material is targeted toward women.

Wait and See is not only a motivational and inspirational book. This study takes a different approach from the previous two (5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn't Quit by Nicki Koziarz and Unglued by Lysa Terkeurst) in that this book includes a Bible study portion that focuses on many of the Psalms King David penned in the Bible. Additionally, the book becomes a personal journal, allowing the reader to write her own chapter through writing prompts in chapter 10.

Pope clearly is knowledgeable about the Bible, she has a strong faith, and her conversational tone helps to inspire the reader to have patience during the period (or periods) of wait that she may be in. There is so much to be taken from this study, but the biggest gift Pope gave me was one of hope. Whenever I get down, I try to remember to reflect back on the author's guiding principle - Focus on the Person of my faith rather than the object of my wait.

Recommendation: If you're waiting for something important, like a job, healing, or mate, this book will help you. If you are not a believer, it can show you how some believers approach patience (read: waiting well) as a tenet of life.

Until next time ... Read on!


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