As I re-read Dancing With My Father this past weekend, I was reminded why I truly believe it is Sally's best book she has ever written (and she's written a couple of my favorite nonfiction books). This is a book which all women (and a few men) can read to know "we are not alone"... especially as we are rather battered and beaten at times and find ourselves worn out physically... emotionally... and spiritually.
Sally shares more of her life that I often wondered about, those years ministering as a single woman behind the Iron Curtain, her engagement to Clay, and the journey of ministry as a speaker and author over the years. It is in many ways, her most autobiographical work. She allows the reader to walk beside her as she learns to live a joy filled life again in the midst of life's challenges.
A few chapter titles include:
- The Search for Joy in a Less Than Perfect World
- A Heart that Dances to Celebrate God's Presence
- Dancing Through the Twists and Turns of Life
- Hearing the Refrain of Heaven
- Exchanging the Drudgery of Duty for the Dance of Delight
- Listening For the Music of God's Voice
I loved this book and I know it will be one I will re-read many times through the years. Each chapter includes questions for individuals and groups to use should they desire. This would be an excellent book to use as part of a Bible study, Sunday School class, or simply a group of women meeting for tea once a week and sharing their heart.
I'll be writing more later this week about my quiet time basket. This is the kind of book I keep in the basket as "devotional reading"... those books which help me stay focused and grow deeper in my relationship with the Lord... that are written in such a way I can read a little each day (or as I most often do, read the entire book and then re-read a little at a time over a few weeks).
For further information about Dancing With My Father, go to:
Whole Heart Online... here. Just click on "Our Books".
Sally's Blog is... here.
Now... an announcement for YOU:
The publisher has provided two copies of Sally's new book to give to you! Just leave a comment on this post and I will draw two names on Wednesday evening. Yes, two winners will be drawn. :)