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Friday, October 14, 2016

Humble Roots by Hannah Anderson

This is a beautiful book that compares the beauty and workings of nature with the pursuit of peace and humility. In the beginning, the author states "You're not God. I'm not God. None of us are God." We may say we know this but do we really understand that all that we need to do is seek God and let Him take care of the rest.

Each chapter compares thoughts on plants, growing and nature in general and compares them to an aspect of humility, There were so many wonderful thoughts in this book. One I particularly resonated with was, "Humility reminds us of our limits; Humility teaches us that we are physical beings existing in a broken world." Thoughts about vineyards, local honey, healing herbs, vine ripened tomatoes, and thorns and thistles are some of the analogies used when addressing humility.

This is a book I will refer to again and again when seeking rest for my soul and just to enjoy the descriptions of nature and its beauty. I highly recommend this book for everyone seeking to grow in grace, knowledge, and in the humility of Christ. 

I received this book from Moody Publishers for this review.

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