March 26, 2016

Book Review: Pressing Into Thin Places


Pressing Into Thin Places: Encouraging the Heart toward God, by Margaret Harrell Wills is a mixture of personal experiences and stories, poetry, scripture verses, and Biblical narratives.

On page eleven and twelve, Wills explains the meaning of thin places, by sharing that “in Celtic tradition, a ‘thin place’ is the place where the veil that separates heaven and earth is nearly transparent….  The phenomenon of a place where the physical and natural everyday world merges into a thin line is well rooted in biblical history, but it was the Celts who first gave the descriptive phrase ‘thin place’ to it.”

Pressing Into Thin Places is simply about experiencing God’s presence in daily life.  According to the Author’s Note on page XVII, “This book expresses the universal fears, trials, disappointments, and joys that we experience in our day-to-day journey and encourages the heart and mind toward God by pointing to the wisdom, hope, and faithfulness of the scriptures and Holy Spirit.”

There are twelve main sections, including Thin Places, No Other Stream, Tearing off the Mask, The Fall, Speaking in the Waves, A Listening Heart, Our Starting Place, The Way to Your Door, The Reality of Living, Beauty from Ashes, Rebirth, and Amen.

This interesting and encouraging book is geared towards adults of any age, particularly those who enjoy poetry.


Note: I received this book from Book Sneeze, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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