Monday, April 6, 2015

Review: Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are by Shauna Niequist

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1574 KB
  • Print Length: 399 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Zondervan (March 10 2015)
  • Sold by: Zondervan CA (CA SOR)
  • Language: English

Book Description

Sink deep into the everyday goodness of God and savor every moment!

In this daily devotional, Shauna Niequist becomes a friend across the pages, sharing her heart with yours, keeping you company, and inviting you into the abundant life God offers.

And there are recipes, too, because spiritual living happens not just when we read and pray, but also when we gather with family and friends over dinners and breakfasts and late-night snacks. These recipes are Shauna’s staples, and each one should be enjoyed around a table with people you love.

So read and learn and pray and cook and share. Remember to savor each day, whatever it holds: work and play, coffee and kids, meals and prayers and the good stuff and the hard stuff. Life is all about relationships, and your daily relationship with God is worth savoring in every moment.

About the Author

 Shauna Niequist is the author of Bread & Wine, Cold Tangerines and Bittersweet. Shauna grew up in Barrington, Illinois, and then studied English and French literature at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. As an author and blogger, Shauna writes about the beautiful and broken moments of everyday life—friendship, family, faith, food, marriage, love, babies, books, celebration, heartache, and all the other things that shape us, delight us, and reveal to us the heart of God. Shauna is married to Aaron, who is a pianist and songwriter. Aaron is a worship leader at Willow Creek and is recording a project called A New Liturgy. Aaron and Shauna live outside Chicago with their sons, Henry and Mac.

My Review

Kindle Version

Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are by Shauna Niequist, is a daily devotional for women. I understand that the physical book is quite a lovely volume. I am reviewing the ebook version.

Savor contains 365 devotionals that are short and sweet. Each day has a title, a bible verse, a short devotion and a question or two to think about. There are also recipes scattered throughout the devotional. The devotions are for women going about their everyday lives who need encouragement, introspection and guidance. The questions asked each day are very thought-provoking. They are challenging. Niequist challenges to think about life a little differently.

This is a devotional for women who probably don't have a lot of time but desire to spend a few moments with God each day. The questions that conclude each day prompt the reader to think about their lives and their daily interactions. Are you being a good friend? a good mother? What do you need to give to God to take care of? Why are you trying to do so much...what are you trying to prove? Does your weight define you?

I found Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are by Shauna Niequist to be a thought-provoking addition to my devotional collection. I found a nugget of wisdom in every devotion. Some apply to me today and some applied to me when I was younger. I think that any woman would benefit by having Savor as a daily devotional.

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