If your quiet times have felt a little dry lately,
If you are hungry for something more,
then you’re not going to want to miss…
Bestselling author Lynn Austin has sold more than one million copies of her books worldwide.
She is an eight-time Christy Award winner for her historical novels, as well as a popular speaker at retreats and conventions..
Lynn and her husband have raised three children and live near Chicago.
Visit the author’s website.
We all encounter times when our spirit feels dry, when doubt looms.
The opportunity to tour Israel came at a good time.
For months, my life has been a mindless plodding through necessary routine, as monotonous as an all-night shift on an assembly line. Life gets that way sometimes, when nothing specific is wrong but the world around us seems drained of color.
Even my weekly worship experiences and daily quiet times with God have felt as dry and stale as last year’s crackers. I’m ashamed to confess the malaise I’ve felt. I have been given so much.
Shouldn’t a Christian’s life be an abundant one, as exciting as Christmas morning, as joyful as Easter Sunday?
With gripping honesty, Lynn Austin pens her struggles with spiritual dryness in a season of loss and unwanted change.
Tracing her travels throughout Israel, Austin seamlessly weaves events and insights from the Word . . .
and in doing so finds a renewed passion for prayer and encouragement for her spirit, now full of life and hope.
I was really excited when I heard that Lynn Austin was working on a non-fiction book about her travels to the Holy Land.
But this book totally blew my expectations through the roof!
I was delighted to discover that this book was so much more.
I love the authors honesty and raw look at the circumstances in her life that put her in a season of dry-ness in her faith.
It was so encouraging to know that I’m not the only one who struggles with this!
This book reads like a journey into the heart of Lynn and the heart of the Holy Land.
The authors journal-like writing style takes readers to all the key places in the land of Christ.
I have never been to Israel, but reading this book is really like being there in person- Lynn’s writing style is magnificent!
As we travel with the author through the Wilderness of Zin, crossing the Jordan River, gazing at the Temple Mount we are reminded of the rich history here and the beauty. We are reminded of what it feels like to seek The Lord with everything that is in us.
And we are reminded of the rest and peace and hope found only in Him.
Each chapter begins with a Scripture and closes with “A New Prayer for the Journey”.
I loved the pencil sketches included throughout the book.
*****5/5 STARS THIS ONES A KEEPER!!!*****
List Price: $14.99
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (November 5, 2013)