Monday, February 2, 2015

"Home is Where My People Are" {a review}

You know, having spoken with Sophie Hudson in person, listening to her speak, reading her blog and her first book- we could totally be friends if we had time and were in the same circles. I loved her first book "A Little Salty To Cut The Sweet" and her new book has me in love too.

Telling the journey of a childhood faith meeting a delicate balance of growing up or moving away, Sophie doesn't shy away from telling you her struggles. In a comedic tone that is perfectly matched seriousness that the subject matter needs and  makes you want to keep reading long after the lights should have been turned off at night- Hudson proves that anyone can overcome the hurdles of growing up and questioning the faith of their childhood. My favorite part of the entire book goes a little something like this:

"Maybe things would have gone more smoothly for Moses and the Israelites if they'd had access to the Google. Maybe they would have made it to Canaan in record time if they'd only had an app to help them navigate the wilderness. But they actually had something even better, and so do we: a soverieign, steady Compass. The Lord guides us along every step of our journey. 
His timing is perfect. 
He doesn't waste a bit of our wandering. 
And his faithfulness teaches a truth we can take with us no matter where we go:
Tis grace that brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home." 

Sophie Hudson will continue to be one of those authors who I will follow until she decides to not write anymore. I hope that it is far, far into the future. She is real. She is funny. And she is following her "calling" from God. 

**I received this book from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.**

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