Disclaimer: Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.
“Beauty and creativity are the melodies that wrap around our souls and sing to us of His amazing, infinite life.” Sally Clarkson
I received this Christian Living book to review, and the book is full of vivid stories, reflections on verses and action steps. At the end of each chapter are also recipes to recipes that Mrs. Clarkson has included in her stories. Mrs. Clarkson is a natural storyteller, and it was easy for myself to imagine the scenes she was depicting.
As vivid as the writing was, I had a few issues with applying this book to my life. As a single person, without children, I struggled to find relevant ways to weave some of the practices into my life. Mrs. Clarkson mentioned her single days a time or two, but I feel in order to reach a broader readership, this could have been expanded upon.
Additionally, I had a few issues with the recipes themselves. First, the format of them is clunky and would be difficult to follow while cooking, and could benefit from a formatting perhaps in a bulleted numbered list. As someone with food allergies (and I know many readers either have allergies or have a family member that does) there was not a single suggestion on any recipe for modifications. Mrs. Clarkson mentions nuts numerous times in her book, and as a nut free home, I would have appreciated some variety of recommendations, such as pumpkin seeds etc.