Friday, March 05, 2010

Book Review: Dancing with My Father

Dancing with My Father
by Sally Clarkson

The reality of living in a broken, fallen world can leave women feeling overcome by fear, guilt, and weariness. Many develop “sawdust souls,” numb to any sense of joy.

In this warm and wise book, author Sally Clarkson invites readers to take God’s hand and let Him lead them into a life of anticipation, passion, and purpose. With the voice of a trusted mentor, she reveals how, by getting in tune with the rhythm of God’s presence, women can nurture an inner attitude of anticipation and celebration even in the stressful seasons of life.

Through rich biblical insights woven with real-life stories, women will be inspired to recapture a spirit of joy as they follow God’s lead on the dance floor of life.
Beginning by painting a picture of a young girl all dressed up and dancing with her father, and evoking the joy that young girl felt, Sally Clarkson goes on to show how our Heavenly Father wants to lead us in the dance of life.  He wants us to feel and experience that joy on a daily basis, regardless of our circumstances.

Through personal example and scripture references, Sally leads the reader through her own search for joy.  Then, at the end of each chapter, she includes questions to get us thinking and to help us find the joy God wants for us in our own lives - Finding Your Rhythm in God's Joy.

I haven't quite finished the book, and it's not a book you can rush through but one to savor and internalize, one that asks you to exam your relationship with God and invites you to let go of your expectations and look to God for the joy He wants you to experience.

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

Dancing with My Father is available now.  I did not request an extra copy to give away, but here are a few blogs I've found that are offering giveaways, if you'd like to try and win a copy:
 If you're interested in finding more, just use Google Blogsearch to search 'Dancing with my Father giveaway' and you'll find several more.   Also, you can read author Sally Clarkson's blog at