LOOKING FOR LOVELY: Collecting the Moments that Matter

Reviewed by:  Jessica Dundas, a Professional Writing Major at Taylor University, Upland, Indiana



Title: FOR LOVELY: Collecting the Moments that Matter

Author: Annie F. Downs

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

Publication Date: 2016

Format: Paperback book

Length: 194 pages


Annie F. Downs shares her experiences in the past years learning to look for what is lovely in life. She introduces us to her life before she started looking for loveliness, and how her life changed during the search, and she ends with a glimpse of who she is now because of it. This is a book about what Downs calls the greatest transformation of her life, and a challenge to her readers to learn from her and begin their own transformations.


This is a wonderful collection of anecdotes about sunrises and concerts and nights in Israel. I found myself wanting to listen to new worship music and paint my nails alongside her. This book was fresh air to me, and I related to the author in every chapter. I felt freed of a weight I hadn’t realized I was carrying as I started to look for lovely things in my own life. She inspired me to search for evidence of  God in the everyday events of my life.


Rating (1 to 5)

5 stars

Suggested Audience

She addresses the story to single Christian women, as she is relating her own life as one herself. 

Christian Impact

Looking for Lovely challenges readers to look for what is lovely in their own lives and to see how it draws them closer to God.

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Looking for Lovely: Collecting the Moments that Matter

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