The Waiting Place is a series of essays which tell Eileen Button’s story from the perspective of her waiting for things. Waiting for her boyfriend to propose, waiting for her baby to be born, waiting for church service to be over, etc. You can read it straight through as a story or you can read an essay or two before bed and keep the book waiting for you on your nightstand.
Some of the stories made me laugh, others made me cry, but all taught be how to appreciate life’s little delays. This book also heavily focuses on the presence of God, so if you are not all that religious this might not be the book for you (however not all essays have a religious “theme”). If you are religious however, I think you will really enjoy this book. Eileen’s husband works as a pastor and so I think it would be hard for her to have written anything that did not include God as one of the main characters in several of the essays.
The book has 22 essays in all and includes stories on waiting for:
- the day to end
- a place called home
- the fish to bite
- a baby’s healing
- church to be over
- a husband’s return
- children to grow
- a mother’s acceptance
- a loved one to die
As Eileen says, “To wait is human. To find life in The Waiting Place, divine.”
The Waiting Place will be released on June 7, 2011.
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