December Caravan (Highly Recommend)



So...one of my favorite blog friends wrote a book!

I have been reading Rebecca's blog for years now.  She has a heart for the Lord, and I just love her writing, so when she asked if I'd like to review her new book, I was so excited to get it in the mail!

December Caravan is a series of stories and essays that starts with a very difficult event in Rebecca's life - when her fianc√© broke off their engagement a few months before her wedding.  Following that event were a series of moves and health challenges that left Rebecca struggling and looking for hope.  I loved reading about her journey of finding hope by looking to the Lord through her heartbreak.  

Rebecca is an excellent writer, and I just loved how she weaves her chapters together.  Each one uses just the right amount of personal story, examples, and encouragement for others.  She has some wonderful insights into suffering, but the way she communicates her thoughts in this book is really what makes it special.  Though I have been following her for years, I didn't know her full story, and she swept me right into her story in this book.  

There were a few typos, and the timeline got a little confusing for me here and there, but personally, it didn't take away from the value of this book for me at all.  I found myself underlining different passages, and now that I finished it is one of those rare books that I want to go back and read again.  Even though I am at a time in my life when things are going relatively well, I still pulled so much encouragement from this book - and I can imagine that it would be that much more impactful for a Christian going through something tough.  I think this book would have been so personally encouraging to me in my walk with the Lord through the time in my life when we were struggling with trying to conceive, or even last year when I struggled with some mild postpartum depression.  I am definitely keeping this book around for the next time trials come my way, or any time I just need some biblically-based food for thought.  

I highly recommend this book, especially if you are a believer struggling with finding hope in difficult circumstances.  I think there would be a lot for you here.

Note: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for a review.  This is my honest opinion.
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