Thursday, January 26, 2017

Chasing Slow: Courage to Journey Off the Beaten Path, a review


Like I expect many people who decide to read this book, it was the title that drew me in.  Chasing Slow sounds very attractive and I was curious to see how Erin Loechner was going to accomplish this task.

This book is the story of how the author and her husband followed their dreams to California from Indiana, accomplished some of their dreams, realized the cost of accomplishing their dreams, and suffered loss in the economic recession of 2008 that sent them back to the Midwest.

That's not giving anything away but I will let  you find out what happens next by reading the book.  This is a must read book to give to young people just starting out in marriage and careers. So often the brass ring we are reaching for is tarnished when viewed close up and personal. The story is about learning and failing and picking one's self up and starting again.

The only issue I had with the book is that the author is a blogger and towards the end of the book, it reads more like a blog than a book.  I found the first three-fourths of the book hard to put down and the last part was a little more difficult to follow.  However, I do highly recommend reading this book.

Chasing Slow was provided by the publisher for the sake of review but the opinions are my own.

Further information about Chasing Slow can be found... here.

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4 comments:

Sherry said...

i'm currently reading this book (about 1/3 way in) and also find it to be of benefit to younger folks than myself - and yet, being reminded of necessary truths even in middle age leading to senior years (quickly!) offers depth. have to admit :: while reading i'm often thinking to myself, 'golly she's young.' wink.

Deanna Rabe said...

Sounds good. Maybe I'll get it from the library, after I finish my stack of books!

Lorrie said...

I've not heard of this book, but it sounds intriguing.

Jana K said...

I would love to read that book...sounds very relatable for someone like me ( i'm 20, haha)

Might have to order it on amazon :)