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Now Waiting

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Like I always say, Patience is an attitude, It is what you do while waiting, it is how you wait!!!!!
This book is amazing and everyone should read it.
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God’s timing has outdone itself again with this one. I immediately moved this to the top of my ‘want to read’ list because the cover suggested it was all about waiting, and who isn’t experiencing waiting right now?!

I was surprised to learn a lot more about seasons of waiting than I expected to. I feel like there’s a big theme about not rushing or hustling in the Christian nonfiction world, but this book is specifically about when you’re in between the beginning and ending of something big, exciting and/or scary. My favorite part about the book overall was that it wasn’t a list of things you should do when you’re waiting for that big job, that new season of life, finally getting that good news, etc. Instead, I felt like it was an assurance that God has not forgotten you in the waiting and that He is doing good work when it feels like you just can’t wait any longer for the end to arrive.

My favorite comparison of waiting seasons was of that to a fruit tree. They take a VERY long time not only to grow tall, and an even longer time to bear fruit. But all of that growing is necessary to get to that point where you can finally enjoy the fruit.

It did feel like the author was insinuating that God promises us things like children and marriage and what not. I wasn’t a big fan of this.
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Now Waiting
Hope for Today When All You Want Is Tomorrow
by Sarah Johnson
Abilene Christian University Press & Leafwood Publishers 
Leafwood Publishers
 Christian  |  Religion & Spirituality 
Pub Date 10 Mar 2020

I am reviewing a copy of Abilene Christian University Press and Leafwood Press:

In Now Waiting it is pointed out that  no one is exempt from the unfair, hard, and tough moments. Most of life isn’t experienced on the mountaintop but is found while navigating the middle.  We are reminded that we live in a time where everyone seems to want instant satisfaction, instant success, we are always striving to make things faster, but are we loosing something in that process.  We discover too in this book that our place of weakness is also our place of promise.

We are reminded too that being fully convinced that the promises God has promised is knowing that we will see the fulfillment of that promise even when it may not appear so to others.

Sarah Johnson reminds us too  that while In the process of moving from where you are to where you desire to be, there will be many opportunities for you to take your focus off Jesus and place it on yourself, but it is important that we keep our focus on Jesus.

I give Now Waiting five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!
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With thanks to Net Gallery and the publisher for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I am the most impatient person ever!  It's a running joke in my family that the Queen song I want it all is written about me.  My biggest struggle in my relationship with God is the waiting.  I pray and I want immediate results.  This book is beautifully written for those, like me, who don't like to wait.  The chapters that struck a particular chord with me were the ones about comparing ourselves to others.  Gosh, I do that more than I would like to admit!   How many times I've prayed "why have you come through for them and not me?"  This book addresses this and provides useful scripture to focus on in these frustrating seasons of waiting.

I'm so glad this book exists and I will be using it as reference for many years to come.

A quick word to the author, Sarah Johnson, please write more books.  You have such a wonderful way with words and applying scripture to our lives.  I look forward to reading more from you.
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I appreciated the well-rounded take on the topic of waiting, but as the book went on, Johnson became very repetitive. Multiple points made about Scripture go directly against the Scripture she referenced, particularly in chapters 9 and 10.
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Loved this book. The author gives encouragement and lessons about strengthening ones faith and delivers a quality book! I loved the Bible scripture quotes to go with the topic. Easy to read and to relate to. InspIrational in today’s social media crazed world.  I lover her reference about comparison.  Comparison is the thief of joy! She stresses to not compare your life to someone else’s perfect life on instagram.  I would recommend this to all my friends rather young or old!
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Earc from netgalley.

I really liked some parts of this book, it was great getting to read about waiting, and focusing on today, I definitely learned from this one.
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✨ ARC Book Review: Now Waiting by Sarah Johnson ✨
First of all, huge thank you to @netgalley and Leafwood Publishing (@acuedu) for my first ARC! I feel so VIP to get to review this book early! 
Second of all, huge shout out to @literarycreationsbyjenny for the adorable travel book sleeve and for going to get this fabric when it's the one I fell in love with. You are awesome!
Ok, now this book. You guys. If you are waiting for something you've been asking and believing God for, you *need* to read this. In today's world of social media and comparison, it's so easy for us to get distracted, bitter, and jealous when we see the very desires of our heart happen for other people instead of us. So if you're in need of a biblical perspective to shift your focus, look no further. Sarah is so gentle and encouraging as she shifts your focus and helps show you how to wait in strength and grace. I know this is going to be such a blessing for some people who feel *stuck* in their waiting. Spoiler alert: you aren't stuck at all. Your season of waiting is also your season of blessing. 💕 ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
🗓 Publication day: March 10, 2020
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