Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are by Shauna Niequist
Full disclosure: I haven’t completely finished reading this book, but I don’t want to wait to gush over it. It’s a devotional, with entries for each day in the year, and a year is way too long to wait to share. I’ve dipped into it here and there, reading the entries for various dates of significance to me, and have probably already covered a quarter of the book that way.
I don’t even typically like devotionals and yet I am loving this one. Not really a surprise, because I’ve loved her writing so much previously, that this was an obvious one to go onto my books I’m excited to read this year list.
(And so far? That list has been filled with winners. Yay for books living up to their expectations!)
The book itself is really physically nice, and would make a great Mother’s Day gift. (I really hope my mother-in-law doesn’t read this, because I’m sending one to her for her birthday next month.) While it is available in an electronic version, this is ideal for setting beside your bed or next to your reading chair and reading that day’s entry. It’s almost too pretty to go for the e-version is what I mean. 🙂
A heads-up though, if you’ve read her previous books. Some of the content in this has been recycled from those earlier works. There is some new material, but not all of it. I own all of Niequist’s books in one form or another, and I still like this one, but I am a huge fan of her writing, so my opinion might be a bit biased.
Shauna’s honest, beautiful storytelling style makes this devotional as comforting and inspiring as an hour around the table with the people we love.
Combining content from Bread and Wine, Cold Tangerines, and Bittersweet, as well as new writing and recipes, this devotional from Shauna Niequist speaks spiritual truths to women in short passages that invite us to connect with God and the goodness He created all around us.
Shauna loves gathering people around the table, and loves words that connect us to one another and to an awareness of God’s presence. She 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.
Title: Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are
Author: Shauna Niequist
Category: Nonfiction / Devotional
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