The waiting room

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long-time book discussion leader

Title:

The waiting room: 60 meditations for finding peace and hope in a health crisis

Author:

Elizabeth Reynolds Turnage

Publisher:

Living story

Publication Date:

2019

Format:

Paperback

Length:

257 pages

OVERVIEW:

This little book is a real treasure chronically the author’s journey as she waits while her son undergoes many surgeries, procedures and tests for a brain tumor. At the same time, her father is dying and there is additional loss in her family. The meditations go right to the heart and the many issues and emotions that a person in this situation would go through. The verses, song selections and reflections are also just what you need at a time like this.

This book is well written and filled with the wisdom of the author as well as God’s perfect wisdom and love for us. Highly recommended for a library as well as individual purchase.

ASSESSMENT

Rating:

5

Suggested Audience:

Anyone going through a health crisis as the patient or the loved one or caregiver.

Christian Impact:

This book is filled with wisdom, Scripture, hope and peace.

Other Notes:

At the end of each meditation, includes a prayer, further encouragement which is comprised of a Bible verse and a link to music which would also encourage and a reflection.

There is an appendix, notes and a Scripture index.

About Cecelia Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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