Just a middle-brow reader who loves a good story, recipe or how-to.
Beautiful Uncertainty is not a how-to and does not give step by step instructions on how to lead the single christian life as women, but encouragement and help towards figuring out those next steps. The exercises are doable, with a bit of introspection, and a decent amount of space is given at a few points for completion of an exercise within the lined pages of the book. Prayers included are heartfelt and have a natural feel.
The book itself is divided into seasons, and those seasons broken up into a total of 31 segments with titles like 'Coffee with Jesus' and 'If an Ex Pokes You on Facebook and You Don't Respond, Did Anything Really Happen.' As I read, I made small notes like 'waiting/weariness/contentedness,' 'do exercise on p.52,' and 'look into app - She Reads Truth.'
I found much of this book to be interesting, encouraging, sometimes funny, and quite quotable. While it started with the 'date with Jesus' idea, and bogged down a bit for me when talking about her prior books (not a reading prerequisite) and speaking engagements, it was the fourth season, Fall, that really turned this book into a keeper with sections like 'A Lesson in Gratitude,' 'What (Most) Women Really Want' and the final section, 'God's Heart for Single Women.'
I received a free review copy from the publisher through Booklookbloggers.com, in exchange for an honest review. My full review can be read at http://wp.me/p5Tcfi-G0