Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Review: Beautiful on the Mountain by Jeannie Light



Review: Beautiful on the Mountain
Jeannie Light
Tyndale Momentum
2014

Looking for some encouragement?  This little book might be that boost you need.  The author tells her reluctant (at first) involvement with a little inactive church in Graves Mill, Virginia, that the folks who had been members wanted to see re-opened.  It was indeed an odd pair, but makes for an interesting read.  As life unfolds for the author she grows to accept her role in the work that is the subject of this book.  Little by little the community and the author work to make the dream of re-opening the church happen.  It’s not always sweet and nice, but it does portray the realities of working with people.

Besides the story itself and all the folks mentioned, there’s a sense of satisfaction in watching the author’s growth as she works toward the goal that she recognizes as one set for her by God.  She does not omit the times of disappointment, sorrow, struggles, and even missteps.  There’s all sort of good wisdom found in those times.

The writing is not the smooth, polished style some of us have come to expect, and it is uneven in places.  Maybe that’s because life can be uneven? Maybe so.

I do recommend this book and found it to be uplifting.

This book was provided by the publisher in return for a review.   

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