Thursday, December 8, 2016

Waiting for Wonder by Marlo Schalesky

From the publisher:

It’s easy to believe God when a promise is new. It’s hard when the years pass and nothing changes. It’s even harder when desperation strikes, your plans backfire, and still God does not fill the emptiness. But what if, in this waiting, God is calling us to more?

Join author Marlo Schalesky on a unique, contemplative journey to reveal the wonder that is often missed when we find ourselves struggling to wait well. Walking through the life of the biblical character Sarah, one who knows what it means to wait, you will discover a glimpse of God’s character that will give you strength to keep hoping and praying for the desires of your heart.

Waiting for Wonder is a journey into the heart of God where you will wrestle with personal questions, think deeply about God’s true character, and learn to appreciate His divine work as you discover your own path to the promised land. Recapture your hope, restore your soul, and renew your vision of a wondrous Savior when you learn to live on God’s time.

Leader guide also available.


This book.  This book is possibly the best book I have read this year.  I started reading this because I thought I should, but I could tell that this was the book I was meant to read.

I have really been struggling during a waiting period of my life.  I have been begging God for a miracle...for 15 months.  Begging for the fulfillment of a promise I know He has given me.  And yet, as I have tried to make things go faster. But that has only ended in heartbreak.

And so I began the journey of Sarai as Marlo Schaelsky writes and shares the keys to waiting.  Never have I read a book like this.  This small book is so powerful.  I think I underlined almost every page, and some pages have underlining, stars, highlights, etc. filling the whole page. 

I know that my review of this book won't do it justice.  This book allowed me to breathe.  To find peace in waiting....waiting that can be SO hard.  This book was an incredible blessing.  If you are in a season of waiting.  Weeks, months, years....then get this book.  Sarai's journey will never be more real or applicable. 

I received this book free and was not required to write a positive review.

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