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Monday, November 30, 2015

Find your way to peace and purpose with this new book!

"Making it Home"
By Emily T. Wierenga

For women who have grown up in the tension between third-wave feminism and Martha Stewart, it can be a struggle to define and embrace the meaning of home. There is constant pressure to do things a certain way, and sometimes intense criticism from those who think you're doing it wrong. But what if home isn't really about whether or not you homeschool or have a career? What if it's more about who you are than what you do?

A self-proclaimed "former subversive," Emily T. Wierenga has learned the art of making a home and the joy of settling down. Emily takes readers on an unconventional journey through marriage, miscarriage, foster parenting, and the daily struggle of longing to be known, inviting them into a quest for identity in the midst of life's daily interruptions. Through soul-stirring writing, she helps women understand that homemaking is much more than old-fashioned tradition; rather, it's a timeless art requiring mind, body, and spirit.

My Thoughts:

Emily has used her talent as a "self help"  author to have us travel along beside her as she journeys through the ups and downs of life, from 2011 to 2014. As a busy mother and wife, she also works as an author. Sounds easy, doesn't it??? But the everyday trials of life are definitely not easy for most of us.  

The author, in her earlier years, experienced an eating disorder. She had a very rocky relationship with her father. After surviving that battle, she so wants to succeed in her role as wife and mother, as well as an author, but each day seems to get harder.  She realistically describes her daily problems with self esteem in a way with which we all can relate.  Life does not go along without challenges and hardships. It is how we deal with it that moulds us and makes who we are. We can choose to do it the hard way or follow God's path. To do that, we must form a relationship with Him, studying His word and praying . 
This memoir is certainly meaningful, however I did find it difficult to stay focused at times. For me, it was a slow read as I made my way through the book. It is well written , I must admit and could be very useful for some individuals. I did have some theological issues. 

All in all, it is a well written memoir. 

This book was supplied by Baker Publishing  and Graff Martin Communications in exchange for a fair and honest review. Now available from your local bookseller.

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