Sunday, December 6, 2015

Book Review: "Longing for Paris"

Sarah Mae longs to visit Paris, a city her own mother lived in for a few years and told her stories about, capturing her imagination and her heart. But Sarah has family and ministry and a life to live in the city where she is.  Sarah wants both. This wrestling with desires that seem incompatible for the time being has led her to write an amazing book, Longing for Paris: One Woman’s Search for Joy, Beauty, and Adventure—Right Where She Is. I’m so glad I got to read it!

Sarah begins by telling readers about this wrestling and how it led her to try to find Paris right where she is. (She even started with a hunt for croissants!) In the chapters following her story, she discusses aspects of Paris that she has learned to find and enjoy anywhere. She writes about savoring life, enjoying beauty, and living all-out for Christ. She also writes about marriage, family, service, and adventure. She teaches readers to find the things they most long for right where they are in order to live lives full of purpose and delight.

Anyone who feels stuck or in need of inspiration will find value, motivation, and fun ideas in this book. I highly recommend it and thank Tyndale House Publishers for sending a review copy to me.

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