Book Review: The Waiting Place

The Waiting Place
Eileen Button

This collection of short essays by Eileen Button seemed as though I had snuck into her room and read her diary. Eileen shares her heart with the reader, approaching a variety of topics including being a pastor’s wife, having a seriously ill child, death in the family. Each essay touches on the way each situation required waiting – waiting on fish, waiting on God, waiting on others. The essays are written very honestly, nothing is held back.

I loved the opportunity this book gave me to peek into the life of a fellow Christian wife and mother; Button’s sheer honesty made this book super relatable. From viewing the church as her husband’s mistress to coping with being “just a pastor’s wife,” Eileen shared her heart and soul with the reader.  If you’re in the market for a book that you can totally relate to, this is for you. Button helps the reader to realize that not everything about life is peachy keen, there are seasons we all go through and it is very normal.  I walked away from this book feeling enlightened, enouraged and just a bit more “normal.” 🙂

This book can be found at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, as well as many other retailers.
Disclaimer: A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.


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