Savor {Book Review}


Savor
Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are
By Shauna Niequist 

About the book:
Part devotional, part cookbook, all Shauna! 
Focusing on food, faith, and Shauna's genuine, heartfelt voice, this devotional for women will be as comforting as a pan of homemade mac 'n' cheese on a cold winter's night. 
Combining content from Bread and Wine, Cold Tangerines, and Bittersweet with takeaways, this devotional from Shauna Niequist speaks spiritual truths to women in easily digestible bites that are perfect any time of day. 
A foodie, gourmet cook, and master entertainer, Shauna writes about the beautiful and broken moments of everyday life-friendship, family, faith, food, marriage, love, babies, books, celebration, heartache, and all the other things that shape us, delight us, and reveal to us the heart of God.
If there are two things at the top of my favorites list, it would be reading and eating.  I mean, clearly y'all know I love me a good recipe {hello meal planning mondays} and a good book.  So when I saw a book up for review that encompassed both, I knew I had to review it!

When I first picked up Shauna's book and started reading, I felt as if I was sitting with a friend having a chat over coffee.  Those are the types of books I love love love!  Down to earth, straight talk.  And this book sure doesn't disappoint! She combines stories and scripture to create 365 devotional essays that are real while being eloquent, smart while having soul. She encourages women to slow down and savor the ordinary moments that comprise our everyday lives — those moments that are often overshadowed. Oh how I love that message! I think so many more of us women, wives and mothers could do with some slowing down and enjoying those little ordinary moments. {I feel a blog post coming on}

And, as women, we like pretty things right? Well hello gorgeous book! Oh my word. It’s gorgeous! This book is a bound linen hardcover featuring Lindsay Letters‘ work, and I think we can all agree that Lindsay Letters is kind of the best, right?  I'm sure a sucker for pretty calligraphy. The pages are sturdy and thick, and the layout is simple yet beautiful.  It's a book you just want to pick up and hold and when you're done, sit it on your coffee table for display.

This book was provided to me free of charge by Book Look in return for my honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

 



Shauna Niequist is the author of Bread and Wine, Cold Tangerines and Bittersweet.  Shauna grew up in Barrington, Illinois, and then studied English and French literature at Westmont College in Santa Barbara.  As an author and blogger, Shauna writes about the beautiful and broken moments of everyday life - friendship, family, faith, food, marriage, love, babies, books, celebration, heartache and all the other things that shape us, delight us and reveal to us the heart of God.  Shauna is married to Aaron, who is a pianist and songwriter.  Aaron is a worship leader at Willow Creek and is recording a project called A New Liturgy.  Aaron and Shauna live outside Chicago with their sons Henry and Mac.

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