Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Finding Selah by Kristen Kill

From the publisher: That something you’ve been looking for in the empty stress of your mad-dash days? It has a name.
The Psalms call it selah—the pause, rest, or interlude between the notes in a song. More than merely an empty space, selah is a chance to stop and resync with the story and song of God. For all the ways life keeps you running, this word and practice offers a way to re-center yourself on the One who holds all things together and makes all things beautiful.
Stretched beyond her capacity in caring for a large family in the middle of Manhattan, Kristen Kill was exhausted, depressed, and desperate for a change. Then something sparked within her when she read the Psalms, and found that often all that stood between the psalmist’s cries for help and celebrations of praise was this simple word, selah.
Join Kristen in Finding Selah for a journey that will transform the way you think about work, rest, and the little spaces in between that make all the difference. This book will show you how to tune your ear to the song God is singing over you, embrace the “selah moments” able to transform your daily rhythms, and most of all, encounter the ultimate Selah in Christ, who stands in the gap between heaven and your most hectic of days. There is hope for the dissonance you feel. Finding Selah will show you not only how to sing a new song, but to live a new way.

When I first picked up this book I thought it was going to be more of a "how to" to find selah.  However, it is more of a narrative of author Krsten Kill's life and how she found her need for selah and how she incorporated it.  This is a small book that I found easy to read through. I could relate to her feelings, even if not her situations, and I believe other readers will feel the same.  Selah is something I think our world craves and this is a book that helps you begin to understand it.  
Kristen Kill is a gifted author, as she writes in a way that is inviting and easy to read. She doesn't over complicate things and instead writes with a style that would be easy to imagine a friend just talking to you over coffee. 
I received this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own. 

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