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Book Review: seeing God in the simple things

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Book by Katherine Weaver

What do kites, smart phones and M & M’s have in common? The writer of this book finds hope and encouragement in God’s care in these and many other run-of-the-mill objects that we might normally pass right over as we travel through life.

Seeing God in the simple things is a collection of essays written during some difficult years in the author’s life. Unlike the standard fluffy devotional one might find in an inspirational aisle at the book store, this is more along the lines of “comfort food for the wounded soul.” Incorporating a sense of faith and peace, Katherine speaks to some of the most painful and common situations that so many people face these days. Her insightful observations gently teach us that especially during dark times in life, we can find peace and comfort if we slow down enough to appreciate the simple things in life.

I would definitely recommend this book for anybody who may need a tender boost of spirit. For those whose lives seem to be just fine, I would also recommend seeing God in the simple things because even when life seems to be great, we can all stand to become more sensitive to the things of God. This book will help us draw closer to God as we learn to consider His signature on so many of the objects and situations we experience throughout the day.

I had the opportunity to meet Katherine Weaver a couple of months ago and will share her thoughts on her book in my next post. Stay tuned!

Lisa Nordell-Detres is a mother of four, grandma to two boys, a pastor’s wife and has worked in the garment and customer service industries in southern California. Besides writing, Lisa enjoys cooking, sewing, organic gardening, hiking, skiing and doing most anything outside.

Lisa was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Fashion Design from Woodbury University and an MBA from California State University at Northridge. Lisa, her husband and their youngest child now live in central Oregon.

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