The Bible says that God makes all things beautiful in their time, but when we look around today we see a broken and marred world. Our reality is so often the "not beautiful" that it's hard to trust that God can make our mess into something good. So how do we live with hope for a future redemption of all things?In Searching for Spring, Christine Hoover takes readers on a treasure hunt for beauty in both familiar and unexpected places. Framed by the changing seasons, this journey will heighten readers' senses and awaken their affections for the Creator of it all. For all who are in the midst of suffering, who find their faith withering, who are questioning whether God is at work--or even present--as they wait for something in their lives to become beautiful, this book will be a welcome reminder that God never stops his redemptive work and that there is a time for everything under heaven....
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Searching for Spring: How God Makes All Things Beautiful in Time Reviews
Searching for Spring is an easy to read inspirational book, full of nature imagery and everyday illustrations. Using the analogy of nature seasons, Christine Hoover share the redemption story amid our suffering, our unanswered prayers and God’s silence. Depending on your hobbies and your stage in life some chapters may resonate more to you than others, but overall the reading will fuel your hope and challenge your perspective of your current season. Join Christine on a journey outlined by Eccles ...more
A beautiful book! I was challenged (in a good way!) so many times as I read this book. It called me to look hard at myself and my life and my choices, and ask myself “is this really the way”? I think the idea that sometimes we are in a season of “winter” or suffering, but we have hope in Jesus that he will bring life, he will bring good in those seasons, was an important theme for me to digest for my heart. Still thinking on it all, but loved reading this book!
Once I got into this book I really loved it. I read Christine Hoover's other books...on being a friend, on being a pastor's wife, but this book was different as it was more reflective. Truth was told through story and examples and thoughts. It was different for me but I liked it for that same reason. It was beautifully written and really encouraging.
To use one of her own phrases, Christine Hoover is “compellingly creative”. I found this book to be a stunning reminder of the Story of God, which as she so compellingly reminds us, is ultimately a Story of Spring.
This is a MUST read book! My soul felt fed by this book and so much joy came from reading this book through reading it in the season of winter here in Michigan. Although winter is a season, this book also is talking about a spiritual winter as well where things aren't so beautiful in our lives. The author did a fantastic job at communicating at the dead of winter, God has beautiful things in our lives. Even in our suffering, we have hope that he will make all things beautiful and that suffering ...more
i often kid myself into thinking that the joyful times of college were some of the closest times with the Lord because i was happy and didn’t doubt his goodness. christine’s book is a powerful reminder that God demonstrate his goodness differently in different seasons. this book is beautifully written and rooted in scripture. i love when authors perfect and hone their craft with each book; this is her best yet in the best way. i am so thankful for this book.
Thank you to the author and her publisher for providing me with an advanced copy of this book, in exchange for my honest review.
Unlike other Christian authors, Christine does not overdo the poetic writing stye. Searching for Spring gets right to the heart of many matters, such as the never-ending season of Winter (aka waiting on God to show up) and how we as believers must remain steadfast in our faith. Christine shares how our lives mimic the changes in seasons, and offers beautiful examples of ...more
Searching for Spring: How God Makes All Things Beautiful in Time is chock-full of insight and encouragement. It's a celebration of God making all things beautiful that's fully grounded in the reality that the road to beauty is often slow, bumpy, and painful. It's an exploration of suffering, pain, and patience that never lets its reader forget that God is in control, his purposes are good, and there will be beauty.
It was a timely read for me, and Christine's prose was savor-able and ponder-able ...more