Saturday, March 5, 2016

Making It Home: A Book Review

About The Book:

Growing up in the murky space between Gloria Steinem and Martha Stewart has left a whole generation of women struggling to define and embrace the meaning of home. There is constant pressure to do things a certain way and often intense criticism from those who think you're doing it wrong. But what if home isn't really about whether or not you homeschool or have a career or make your own artisan bread? 

What if home is more about who you are than what you do?
Former subversive Emily T. Wierenga takes you on an unconventional journey through marriage, miscarriage, foster parenting, and the daily struggle of longing to be known. In this soul-stirring quest for identity in the midst of life's daily interruptions, she shows us that homemaking is much more than old-fashioned tradition; rather, it's a timeless and essential art requiring mind, body, and spirit.

You can read an excerpt of Making It Home here, in PDF format.

About The Author:

Emily T. Wierenga is an award-winning journalist, columnist, artist, author, and blogger at Her work has appeared in many publications, including RelevantThe Gospel CoalitionA Deeper StoryChristianity Today, Dayspring's (in)courage, and Focus on the Family. The author of Atlas Girl, she is the founder of The Lulu Tree, a nonprofit serving mothers in Katwe, Uganda. Emily lives in Alberta, Canada, with her husband, Trenton, and their three children.

My Review:

First came Atlas Girl and now Making It Home that will inspire and encourage you! 

Emily Wierenga writes in such a manner that you are drawn into her world and life from the very first pages of chapter one, and she keeps your attention throughout the book. She uses such beautiful prose to share her story of eating disorders, young marriage, becoming a parent and her journey in motherhood and balancing that life alongside her gift of writing. Throughout the book, not once does Emily say she has things altogether but that it is the goodness and grace of God alone that has brought her this far. She is a breath of fresh air and she has truly inspired me as I have read her book and I know that whomever reads this book will be inspired as well.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up! 

BUY IT: You can purchase Making It Home at your favorite Christian book retailer from Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner****

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