Friday, July 28, 2017

Review: Almost There: Searching for Home in a Life on the Move

32988108 Almost There: Searching for Home in a Life on the Move by Bekah Difelice
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 Home, by definition, is where you feel comfortable, where you are established, where relationships are worn in and familiar. It is where you are known, a place to belong. It is a universal longing, but an elusive destination.

Why does life often move us far from this secure, primal comfort? We transfer to different locations or simply live unsettled in our own hometown. We rebuild, make new friends, find new jobs, and forge new ties. Our blanket of security becomes a whole host of unknowns. Underneath it all, sure as the evening taps, there is a homesickness for belonging.

What if this homesickness is not just a series of challenges to be overcome, but a vehicle for God to draw us to Himself? What if God is orchestrating our circumstances to bring us into the knowledge of who He is? What if all along He is inviting us home?

Is it possible to build a home in a life that marches to the cadence of constant change and transition? In Almost There, Bekah DiFelice, a military wife familiar with the impermanence of home, offers encouragement and wisdom to those who struggle with a search for belonging in a world where home is constantly shifting. God, the grand home builder with an eternal guarantee, invites us to build a home that resides in the privacy of our hearts, a settlement that is fundamentally immovable. If we put roots down in a God who is unchangeable, He promises to be a steady anchor in the unpredictability of life.

I received a copy from the publisher for review on my blog. This does not effect my review.

This book is a great reminder that no matter where you are in life, God is there to offer you a sense of belonging and comfort. Even when things are constantly changing and our life looks and feel like it's falling apart, we find ourselves when we turn it over to the one who made us. Recently I have discovered for myself, 'home' is in the arms of my Creator, and no matter how many times I move, or who I try to become, He is the only thing in my life that really matters. When I am right with God, then everything else seems to fall into place, and my life becomes the life I had hoped for. This book tells that story in a beautiful yet powerful storytellers voice, reminding us that God accepts us for who we are, where we are. And then helps us become who He made us to be.

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