Thursday, October 6, 2016

Made Well by Jenny Simmons (book review)

Made Well: Finding Wholeness In The Everyday Sacred Moments by Jenny Simmons (Baker Books)

Made Well: Finding Wholeness In The Everyday Sacred Moments by Jenny Simmons shows us that healing is an ongoing journey but also an open invitation and a choice. Do we want to be well?

This book consists of lots of short entries reminding us to focus on the small miracles that happen every day, instead of dwelling on the times that we pray for big miracles that don't happen. Healing is painful, exhausting, and comes at a great price. But there is hope if you're open to receiving it. If you want to be made well.

Jenny reminds us that disowning our pain is not the path to healing. We must acknowledge, name, embrace, and even learn to love and nurture those wounds that bind us - the broken parts of ourselves - our shame and grief and fear. She encourages us to learn to love and truly live - through embracing our holes, limps, and brokenness - rather than avoiding and ignoring them and allowing them to fester.

This book would be a great asset to anyone working to overcome their own spiritual holes in an effort to find wholeness. It is a wonderful ally to not feel so alone on a long and treacherous journey, such as that embarked by those seeking healing in order to feel whole again. Laugh, cry, and embrace the healing power of everyday sacred moments. 5/5 stars.

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Baker Books in exchange for this honest review.*

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