Book Review: Holy is the Day by Carolyn Weber

Holy Is the Day: Living in the Gift of the PresentHoly Is the Day: Living in the Gift of the Present by Carolyn Weber

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I pre-ordered Carolyn Weber’s new book, Holy is the Day in June (Yay!).  It came while we were on vacation (Boo!).

I opened it yesterday with some trepidation; how could it possibly stand up to her previous book, my favorite read from last year (2012): Surprised by Oxford.  Is she going to be a one-hit wonder? The preface, alone, alleviated my fears.

What a beautiful, beautiful book.  Weber explores living life in a daily way before God; in resting in his person; in letting him be in control; in taking advantage of his manna-like provisions of prayer, Bible, and fellowship.  Her idea of carpe Deum instead of the more well-known carpe diem is inspired and inspiring.

We were incredibly busy over the last week, but finding moments to read – even only the last ten minutes before sleep – was worth it. I have folded pages, underlines, marks all over the book.  I want to quote long passages, like here.  I might start it all over again.

Really, I just want you to read it. 

I was in the middle of one of Madeleine L’Engle’s Crosswick Journals, The Irrational Season
A beautiful book by one of my favorite authors.  I’ll pick it back up
again now that I’ve finished this.  Weber’s writing, I’ve said before,
reminds me of L’Engle’s, yet orthodox. What a joy to read! 

Best book I read in 2013 (I know 2013 isn’t over yet).  How she’s going to continue the trend into 2014, I don’t know, but am impatiently waiting.

A few more quotes in my Wordy Wednesday post for October 16, 2013.

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