Friday, June 30, 2017

Searching for Home in a 
Life on the Move
By Bekah DiFelice

OVERVIEW: ALMOST THERE  answers the question "Is it possible to build a permanent sense of home in a rootless life?" The impermanence of home tends to be one of life's most recurring surprises. If home is where the heart is, what can we love that will quiet the restlessness within? Take heart. You aren't adrift after all. When our hope of home is rooted in an unchangeable God, we are not uprooted, lost, or made homeless by change. We become found ones on the move.

AUTHOR: Bekah DiFelice is a writer, wife to a former Marine, and mom to two kids. In Almost There, Bekah shares her story of discovering pieces of home in the most unexpected places. With imaginative storytelling and witty, relatable prose, Bekah offers wisdom for those struggling to belong in a world where home is constantly shifting. 

MY REVIEW: If you are an older, more mature adult you will find yourself nodding in agreement with Bekah DiFelice from the first chapter to the last. Memories. We all have them. We know what it's like to feel adrift. And we know what it's like to belong. If you are young and searching for a home in a life on the move. This book is for you. I agree with author, Jen Pollock Michel, "Almost There reads like a long-awaited letter from a long lost friend. It's immersive, as the best kind of storytelling should be. It's honest and warm, as the best kinds of friends are. DiFelice writes about home as it's lived and lost and loved. Her book is a rewarding read."

DiFelice wrote, "It was in the desert that I realized I was far from home." Maybe you have never been to the desert but you have always felt adrift. Going somewhere. But never arriving. You will find help in this book. Author, Dana Yeakley says, "Bekah enlists us to share in her inmost responses of faith. Her story is an enjoyable read that touches the deep places of faith many young women experience."

(I received this book from Tyndale Publishing Company in exchange for a fair and honest review.)