Book Review: The Waiting Place by Eileen Button

I recently read The Waiting Place by Eileen Button and it was such an enjoyable read.  None of us, at least not really anybody I know, especially likes having to wait.  But we all have to…waiting in line at the grocery store, waiting for a check in the mail, waiting for a baby to be born.  Much of our life is spent waiting for one thing or another.  In sharing her experiences, Mrs. Button shows us that waiting doesn’t always necessarily have to be a bad thing – that there’s much to be learned by the process of waiting…not just about ourselves but about God as well.

In The Waiting Place, Mrs. Button welcomes us into many different moments in her life where she’s been waiting for something.  Her writing style is so conversational…most times I felt like I was sitting in a coffee shop with a dear friend catching up on life.   Her openness and honestly is very endearing and I found myself laughing out loud one minute and crying the next.  She has an uncanny ability to find humor in everyday situations that I found so easy to relate to.  But also in her willingness to share the hard things, she invites us into places in her life that have been painful and crushing and again I felt as if I were sitting there listening to her work through these difficult places while seeking God in midst of them all.

The Waiting Place was such an easy read.  The chapters weren’t really long and they flowed so well into each other.

I loved The Waiting Place.  If you’re in a place of waiting on God…or even if you think you aren’t…I’d certainly recommend reading this book.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher
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