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Saturday, March 23, 2013

99 Blessings

99 Blessings; An Invitation To Life by Brother David Steindl-Rast didn't turn out to be what I had hoped.
I knew going into it that this would be a book that I could either quickly thumb through when the mood struck or sit down and devour if I needed to.

I also knew that these were the first drafts of prayers of thankfulness from Brother David, not edited later to be more print friendly.

Knowing all this I still found the connection lacking. I could appreciate Brother David's prayers of thankfulness for the simplest things (who doesn't appreciate a good garage sale or bird song?) but didn't get excited over his thankfulness of hair or hats or most of the other prayers. 

I wanted these prayers to stir my heart, to get me as excited and thankful for the things that Brother David did. I actually got bored through some of the descriptions and the point got lost in some of the writings. Love the idea of being thankful for each and every little thing but I wanted to learn from Brother David's own thankfulness and felt like this book just didn't do it for me.

Disclaimer: This book was given to me by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Odd "coincidence", Elizabeth. We watched a short video with Brother David speaking about a 'good day' at the yoga event for Jacob!

  2. How strange that I happen to review this book on the exact same weekend! While I wasn't too fond of the actual book his message is very clear - be thankful for ALL things! I'm really learning this, especially this year, and I think we can all be reminded of this.

    We were so blessed by the outpouring of love and support at the yoga event. I wish I would have been able to make it myself but wouldn't even have been able to get off the floor, much less do anything! It was a HUGE blessing to our family.

  3. Just stopping In Sending u lost of wishes n hugs Hoping were not seeing u on here cause baby girl is thinking about arriving.



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