To be honest, I had a hard time trying to understand the analogies throughout the book. Let me explain that a little, I understand what she is trying to get across but I am wondering why she shared them in this book. I believe that instances happen in our lives that are evidence of a loving Father reaching out to us. These moments are a unique gift. I don't see them as something for a general audience. I could see a chapter helping your reader learn how to take notice of these moments in our lives but each chapter is another example for Annie. I just didn't get it.
Annie shares a lot from her personal daily experiences which I found difficult to relate to, Annie is single. Which is all good - but her experiences of texting friends and going out for supper, flaying around the world or just choosing to randomly do something does not happen in a family setting. I have to plan and schedule, I just can't leave on a whim to go out for supper - I would have issues with child abandonment and a starving husband when he arrived home from work. :)
Looking for Lovely follows the basic format - Bible verse, personal story, application. Personally, I seek a little more depth, but for those who are exploring their new faith this is a good place to start.
I was about 60% finished and I chose put the book aside for a couple of weeks. Then early one Saturday morning while my family slept I thought I would give it another try. Cup of coffee in hand, curled up in a blanket in my favorite chair I was pleasantly surprised to read that she definitely saved the best for last. The last few chapters are where she is real and raw.
I am thankful that I picked it up again and finished it. I have now passed Looking for Lovely on to a friend, I am interested to hear her review. We are all at different places on our journey. Books speak to us in different ways and in different seasons.
Have you read Looking for Lovely? What is your honest review?