All Shall Be Well: Awakening to God’s Presence in His Messy, Abundant World

Reviewed by:

Brad Walker from Paducah, Kentucky, a communication and writing student at Taylor University in Upland, IN.

Author:

Catherine McNiel

Publisher:

Tyndale House Publishers

Publication:

2019

Format:

Print book

Length:

170 pages

OVERVIEW

Catherine McNiel takes readers through each season—spring, summer, autumn, and winter—and shows how God is here through it all. While many people spend each season looking forward to the next, McNiel encourages us to see the beauty in everything. With personal stories and passages from the Bible expertly woven together, McNiel reminds us to “peer just beneath the surface and find [our] creator’s love upholding each moment of each day.” At the end of each chapter, McNiel gives readers practical ways to participate in God’s presence. She reminds us that, through the ebb and flow of each year and every season, God is making all things new.

Although not always clear and concise, this beautifully written book adds awe and wonder to each season. With the wisdom of an experienced mother and believer, McNiel’s love letter to the natural world points to a God who is present in the rhythms of life.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5):

5

Suggested Audience:

Adult, Christian readers

Christian Impact:

This book is explicitly catered to Christians and provides readers with practical ways to enrich their faith. McNiel pulls ideas and themes from Scripture and continuously talks about her faith. At the end of the book, she says, “Jesus is the first triumphant herald of eternal spring. He is a promise of shalom, of a world made new.”

About ECLA Web Team

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals. This account is managed by the ECLA Web Team.

No comments yet... Be the first to leave a reply!

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: