Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Move beyond Coping and Surviving to a Rejuvenating Place of Soul Rest
How many of us find ourselves exhausted, running on empty with no time for rest, no time for ourselves, no time for God? Bonnie Gray knows exactly what that's like. On the brink of fulfilling a lifelong dream, Bonnie's plans suddenly went off script. Her life shattered into a debilitating journey through anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia. But as she struggled to make sense of it all, she made an important discovery: we all need spiritual whitespace.

Spiritual whitespace makes room--room in one's heart for a deep relationship with God, room in one's life for rest, room in one's soul for rejuvenation. With soul-stirring vulnerability and heartbreaking honesty, Bonnie takes readers on a personal journey to feed their souls and uncover the deeper story of rest. Lyrical writing draws readers into Gray's intimate journey through overwhelming stress to find God in a broken story and celebrate the beauty of faith.

Guided by biblical encouragement and thought-provoking prompts, Gray shows readers how to create space in the everyday for God, refreshment, and faith. She also offers practical steps and insights for making spiritual whitespace a reality, right in the midst of the stress-frayed stories in every season of life.

"We live in a culture that brags and boasts about being busy. Into that reality steps Bonnie with a new idea. Whitespace is an important concept and Bonnie has captured it perfectly. If you're exhausted with being exhausted, read this book. If you feel too busy to read this book, then that's probably the best sign of all that you need it."--from the foreword by Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Stuff Christians Like
Bonnie Gray 
Bonnie Gray is the soulful author of the memoir-driven book chronicling her journey through childhood trauma and anxiety, "Finding Spiritual Whitespace: Awakening Your Soul To Rest", garnering starred review praise from Publisher's Weekly.
Bonnie is founder of the popular blog -- serving up shots of faith for the daily grind, syndicated by and featured at DaySpring (in)courage. Her writing is nationally published and has been spotlighted in Christianity Today and McClatchy-Tribune News Services.
Bonnie's writing explores the stories we often hide but live courageously, emerging from the belief that the beauty of faith often takes place when life goes off script. Because faith is as mysterious as it is real, we need each other for life's journey.
After graduating from UCLA, Bonnie spent over a decade drinking coffee as a Silicon Valley high-tech professional, traveled overseas as a missionary and launched communities of faith as a ministry entrepreneur. She now lives as a pastryholic writer in Northern California with her husband, Eric, and their two sons Josh and Caleb.

My Review:
 Finding Spiritual Whitespace: Awakening Your Soul to Rest
By: Bonnie Gray

I have to start off saying when joining the group to read this book I had no clue where it was going. What is whitespace? I am glad I agreed to read it. I saw pictures of myself in this book. Some aspects of my life the same some different. I'm not going to say what the Whitespace is this book is a book needs to be read by all. I read this book in one night. It is a book you will not put down.
How many of us find ourselves running on empty with no time for rest, no time for ourselves, no time for God? I know I feel that way sometimes. I try giving my problems with the Lord. I know I get anxiety attacks. I wish I would of had this in 1997 when I had a break down. I do not remember much at all of that year. The anxiety's was beating me. This book would of helped me. I suggest of you have any troubles get this book find your Spiritual Whitespace.

Bonnie Gray knows what that's like. On the brink of fulfilling a lifelong dream, she saw her plans shatter into a journey through painful memories and anxiety. In her search for answers, she made an important discovery: we all need Spiritual Whitespace.

I like how the book was set up in different parts. The discussion of the topic then , Pull up Chair and Share, A Whitespace Prompt, and then A Soul Conversation- Confide in Him. Places we can be a part of and relate with. Great book get it! Must read !! Find your rest and peace.


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