The Bible says that God makes all things beautiful in their time, but when we look around today we see a broken and marred world. Our reality is so often the "not beautiful" that it's hard to trust that God can make our mess into something good. So how do we live with hope for a future redemption of all things?In Searching for Spring, Christine Hoover takes readers on a treasure hunt for beauty in both familiar and unexpected places. Framed by the changing seasons, this journey will heighten readers' senses and awaken their affections for the Creator of it all. For all who are in the midst of suffering, who find their faith withering, who are questioning whether God is at work--or even present--as they wait for something in their lives to become beautiful, this book will be a welcome reminder that God never stops his redemptive work and that there is a time for everything under heaven....
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Searching for Spring: How God Makes All Things Beautiful in Time Reviews
Searching For Spring: How God Makes All Things Beautiful In Time by Christine Hoover is not a book for self-improvement, and it contains no discussion question or suggested activities for personal reflection. What it is, however, has the potential to touch you on a deeper level than the simple cover dares to suggest.
Searching For Spring is full of little snippets of Christine's personal journey to finding God's beauty in life's everyday happenings. From the beauty of watching the wildlife in her ...more
We all go through periods of wondering what God is doing. The trials of life, difficult circumstances that never seen to change. These winters of life seem to drag and never result in the beauty of Spring. In her new book, Searching For Spring, Christine Hoover helps us see how God is making all things beautiful in his time.
Using Ecclesiastes and the four seasons as a theme, Hoover weaves a picture that we understand and recognize. We all long for beauty in our lives. But Where does beauty fit i ...more
This is a beautiful and beautifully written book. This book is a mash-up of Frederich Buechner and N.D. Wilson, which means it is creative writing to tell a compelling story. I love it. And I think others will as well. Hope is active, and it is to be found for those who know how to wait well until God fixes things. It was a joy and privilege to read this book.
“We don’t wonder if God can make good out of bad; we just don’t like that it comes that way. We are the clay telling the potter how to mold us. We crave hero-glory for ourselves, not for the true Hero. We don’t want a God we can’t command.”
This is brutally honest and true of myself in this season. Christine does a phenomenal job of weaving these themes of who God is, what the world looks like, and sitting in the here and now while looking forward and behind us. So thankful for this book!
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For those living in a winter season of "inconsolable things", Hoover offers encouragement and hope of spring by “going all-in on a promise of unexpected beauty sprouting up through that very affliction”. Her unique, artistic writing style is deep and intuitive. ‘Searching for Spring’ is the first book I have read of Hoover’s and I was pleased to be challenged with such deep spiritual truths and creative word pictures. Reading the book was like getting my hands on her journal, reading her intimat ...more
This was a really good read. The author, Christine, is a Pastor’s wife. She’s a mom. She starts the book based on a question her young son asks her about life.
She then takes readers on a journey through life. Life can be hard. We face tough situations, sadness, pain. We face circumstances that really put our faith to the test. Despite these situations and emotions, God is in control. God’s timing is perfect. While things may not seem beautiful for us at the moment, the beauty is coming.
Once I got into this book I really loved it. I read Christine Hoover's other books...on being a friend, on being a pastor's wife, but this book was different as it was more reflective. Truth was told through story and examples and thoughts. It was different for me but I liked it for that same reason. It was beautifully written and really encouraging.
This is a book that speaks to all of us who forget God's love and beauty in the day to day sufferings and even drudgery of life. Christine Hoover calls us to look up from ourselves and look around at God's creative redemption in our world and our lives.