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I waited a LONG time for this book because I think the first printing ran out really fast. Shauna Niequist's books have a certain ephemeral quality that allow them to soak into your soul and come with you through your day, so it was no surprise I had to wait over a month for it to arrive. And while I was anxiously waiting for it, my life had also fallen apart (see last post!), so it arrived when I needed it.
First off: THIS BOOK IS GORGEOUS. Like, I cannot even describe how gorgeous of a book this is, it's on another level. It's bringing new things to my book shelf game. Navy page edges? Boom. Canvas striped cover with letterpress lettering from Lindsay Letters? Boom, Gorgeous.
Secondly: This is a compilation book, with a lot of Niequist's previous work chopped into little bits and pieces, with recipes thrown in. While this is not necessarily a bad thing given the quality of her prose, it does make it hard to follow sometimes, as stories aren't given in their full context or with a full explanation of the metaphor. The reader has to do more of the heavy lifting there. BUT each day starts with a Bible verse and ends with a question about your life.
This book is gorgeous sitting on your coffee table and will certainly inspire you to pick it up daily and read it. I recommend it for that reason, and definitely for a Mother's Day gift! I just checked the price on Barnes & Noble and this book is $12. Totally worth it!