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I really like a good book that I can relate to, has a sprinkle of romance and is filled brimming with truths. These thinking books with humor of everyday life are my favorite. I have just finished such a book and it’s helped me look at the little actions of everyday in a different light.

Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss starts as a journal of a fifteen year old girl determined to keep a journal. (I was captivated right away because I am trying to do the same.)

It is not the story of every waking moment, rather it’s a story of her walk with God and how it affects her life. She is by no means perfect. She has a quick tongue and a distracted mind. She is constantly groaning and laughing at her own mistakes saying, ‘why must I have this or that fault?’ I couldn’t help but groan and giggle along with her. It reminded me a bit of a Jane Austin story.

Latter on she goes through the ordeal of a first love, wifehood,  motherhood and losing loved ones. While I best related to her girlhood and early womanhood, I can say I gleaned quite a lot of advice for my walk with God all throughout the book. Her wit and wisdom grabbed my interest at every page.

An example of wisdom: (explaining a young Christian’s walk)

“What would you think of a man who, having just sowed his field, was astonished not to see it at once ripe for harvest, because his neighbor’s, after long months of waiting, was just being gathered in?” pg.57 Stepping Heavenward

An example of humor:

“So she hates you, does she? I am charmed to hear it. Indifference would be an alarming symptom, but good, cordial hatred, or what looks like it, is a most hopeful sign.” pg. 119 Stepping Heavenward

          This book helped me so much with the simple things like praying, daily devotions and the simple duties of everyday life. I admit I got a little disinterested nearer to the end, but this is perhaps because I’m not quite near that part of my life right now.

          I would recommend this to: girls, young women, women, and mothers. I could see this as a great discussion started for a book club or a mother daughter spending time together. I most certainly will read it over again to draw more from its pages.

 

Question: What about you? Read any good books fill with truth that interested you? I’d like to hear about them. 😉

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