Book Review: Dancing with My Father by Sally Clarkson

I read a lot and my passion is non-fiction.  I love the way that a non-fiction book makes me feel, like I’m learning something new with the turn of each page.    Rarely though do I read a non-fiction book that makes me feel like I’m being hugged with each turn of the page.  Enter, “Dancing with my Father” by Sally Clarkson.

Sally’s book is a winding road of hugs, each page rivaling the last to give a book full of reminders of how special each of us are to our Heavenly Father.  This book was amazing!  Sally talks about her struggles, triumphs and her daily walk with Christ and how we, the readers, can strengthen our walk.

My copy of the book looks like an old favorite book with dog-eared pages, underlines, post it notes and highlighted passages throughout.

Here’s a few things I really liked about the book:

  • Book is an easy read.  There’s no going back to re-read a chapter because the language or references were hard to understand.  This book is written in plain English.
  • Questions at the end of every chapter. I’m a sucker for questions at the end of the chapter.  Not that I always answer them or even read them all, but I love that an author takes time to include this for the reader.
  • Prayers at the end of every chapter. Prayer is hard for me.  I’m always self-conscious about my prayers, it is nice when you have an opportunity to read a sincere prayer and make it your own.
  • Author has struggled. The author isn’t writing about the perfect world, but rather the world we live in and how to become a better Christian.  She talks about times when she’s failed.

Sally likens the walk with Christ to a dance with each chapter covering a dance like attribute.  I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to identify with this structure….I don’t dance and don’t pretend to; however, the book flowed very well and the dancing analogy was a refreshing view point.

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

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