Tuesday, July 5, 2011
'The Waiting Place' by Eileen Button - a book review
I recently finished reading The Waiting Place by Eileen Button. I was expecting an encouraging read on the waiting places in our lives. This was the hardest book for me to read. If I hadn't signed up to do the book review I would have quit reading this book. I found it mostly depressing and irritating. Yes, irritating. I would finish reading a chapter only to be irritate at Eileen and her self-centeredness. She turned her entire life into a waiting place. Even though I did not care for reading this book and would not recommend it for reading I did learn some things. I found that most of her waiting places were hard for her because she was not content and she was more concerned with what she wanted to do than what God wanted her to do. The book is promoted as a Christian book which is why I expected it to be encouraging and pointing to Chrit, it is not and does not. Eileen is a pastor's wife, but her heart is not in it. I came away with the understanding that she does not like her life and would rather be just about anything other than a pastor's wife. Her thoughts and behavior as a wife and a mother are heart breaking to me.
I know that several have written good reviews on this book. These are my honest opinions and how the reading of this book made me feel.
Disclaimer- The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through BookSneeze.