The Waiting Place by Eileen Button (Book Review)

The Waiting Place……             

“Through it all, I’ll peer into the waiting place’s dingy corners, and hunt for treasures beneath the grime.”

I just completed a thought provoking and reflective book by Eileen Button about embracing through faith all the periods of waiting that permeate our lives here on Earth.   She takes you on a journey through various milestone markers in her life, from childhood to being in her 40s that highlight very different kinds of waiting places she has had to experience.   She provides feelings, reflections and valuable insights she has gained through these times of waiting in her life.  She also expresses how her faith in God has carried her through these waiting places, providing meaning and value to the circumstances and an ability to persevere and grow in her wisdom and understanding of Him.
We all have waiting places in our lives, those times when we just feel like we are caught between where we are and where we want to be, or when we are not sure of God’s direction, or we just don’t know what he has planned for us next.  Because waiting places are common to us all, it helps to relate to the author as she opens her heart to us, and shares with us the joys and sorrows, tears and laughter that have made up her waiting places.  It took me a little while to make a connection with the author, but as her story continued, my interest increased.   I began to feel her happiness, her excitement, her enthusiasm or her disappointment, her fatigue, her pain.  I was amused at times, and I shed some tears at times.  I recommend this book to anyone looking for something a bit different yet heartwarming.

I was provided this book for free by in exchange for providing an unbiased and honest review of the content.


About Grace and Grit

As a Christian, to live the abundant life, we all need a lot of grace and grit... LIVING LIFE AND LUV'N God's Child, Wife, Mother, Physical Therapist, Fitness Enthusiast, Avid Book And Blog Reader, and fan of Lighthearted Humor and Fun “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

Posted on August 2, 2011, in Book Reviews. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. The in between places are so hard sometimes. But they are what break us and mold us into the image of Christ. So that is reason to be joyful in the silence of waiting. Glad to be new follower! Cute blog!

  2. Becky, your blog is lovely!

    I enjoyed your review of Eileen’s book. There is always something to be learned from books that bring quiet moments of reflection and self-assessment.

Would graciously luv to hear from you.

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