Friday, March 10, 2017

Waking Up Slowly by Dave Burchett Review


Waking Up Slowly: Spiritual Lessons from My Dog, My Kids, Critters, and Other Unexpected Places
by Dave Burchett

What if we are stubbing our toes on the sacred every day and not realizing it? We are the most connected culture in history but arguably the most disconnected from the awareness of God's presence. "Waking Up Slowly" is author Dave Burchett's personal challenge to live "in the moment" and find the everyday joys he misses in disconnected busyness.

What moments of joy do we inadvertently miss as we stare at our screens? What performance idols destroy our ability to appreciate God's gifts?Dave Burchett sets out to find out how life might look differently if he awoke each morning consciously looking for the easy to miss "postcards from God." "Waking Up Slowly" is an intimate, warm, and touching story of discovering how to more fully appreciate living in the moment.

During his discovery, the author finds regular reminders of daily joys from his Labrador pal, Maggie."Waking Up Slowly" challenges the reader to recognize, appreciate, and celebrate the ways that God reveals himself daily. Through regular people, everyday situations, cuddly creatures, and stunning nature, God's presence is real and discoverable. We just need to wake up to it.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review Q@A-

- What did you like about the book and why? I enjoyed the realness and open sharing of the this author and the way he has beliefs of everyday blessings or miracles.  The easy flow and writing style was a treat.

- What did you not like about the book and why?  I enjoyed the whole book and the truth in the author's words.

- What did you learn?  Everyone has a view of day to day life, but this author grants us as a reader the chance to live through his and shows us that there are mighty miracles in even the smallest situations.

- To whom would you recommend this book and why?  Believers in the world of miracles who may want to open their minds even more as well as get a bigger connection through this author's knowledge.

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