Sunday, April 7, 2013
Book Review: The Sky Beneath My Feet
Do people have expectations of you? Are they realistic?
As a child who grew up in a missionary/preacher’s home, I totally understand the pressure that surrounds the life of a family in ministry. All eyes seem to be on you, and it seems as though you should be “practically perfect in every way.”
The Sky Beneath My Feet by Lisa Samson is a novel about a pastor’s wife who deals with those feelings in her own wife. She is frustrated with her super spiritual husband when he decides that he needs some alone time and moves into a shed behind the house. She doesn’t know if he will be there for days, months, or even years.
She is bewildered because one of her sons is caught doing drugs. So, what does she do? She takes a road trip to clear her mind and allow herself some thinking space. The road trip turns into a learning experience that changes her life.
As she struggles to discover her true identity after years of being the pastor’s wife, she realizes the importance of a deeper relationship with God.
This book is well written and deals with the emotions and feelings that we sometimes have. It shows the realistic truth that sometimes even Christians have struggles and problems. The characters are crazy, and yet relatable.
Lisa Samson’s writing style is unique and includes a delightful sense of humor that makes her book fun and interesting to read. She challenges readers to have a real walk with God, to not just “fake” their faith.
You can find this book on Amazon, at CBD, or wherever Christian books are sold.
**** I received this book in exchange for an honest review through the BookSneeze blogger program. I did not receive any other compensation, and all opinions and thoughts are my own.