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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul

Hannah Anderson lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where she works beside her husband in rural ministry and cares for their three children.  She is the author of Made for More:  An Invitation to Live in God's Image and regularly writes and speaks about faith, culture, and spiritual formation.

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Feeling worn thin?

Come and find rest.

Nestled in the simple rhythms of rural life, taking cues from forsythia, milkweed, and wild blackberries.  Hannah Anderson meditates on the pursuit of peace and its natural companion, humility.

Part theology of incarnation, part stroll through fields and forest, Humble Roots reveals how cultivating humility - not scheduling or increased productivity - leads to true peace.  By remembering who you are and Who you aren't, you can discover afresh your need for God and the rest that comes from belonging to Him.

So, come.  Consider the lilies of the field, and learn humility from Christ Himself.

My Thoughts:
Hannah Anderson is a wise and kind teacher and she displays her wisdom based on Scripture in her latest book Humble Roots.  Through a mixture of personal story and biblical application, Hannah offers readers a theologically sound look at humility as she points us to the example of Christ.

"Jesus comes to bring us freedom and rest.  But this rest is contingent on something.  We must come to Him.  We must take His yoke.  We must learn of Him.  And here is the rub.  Here is the real source of our anxiety and stress.  Here is the root of our unhappiness:  The rest that Jesus offers only comes when we humble ourselves and submit to Him."
Humble Roots is a book to be savored, read slowly and absorbed thoroughly.  The words within its pages are a balm to the anxious heart.  Read it and be blessed!

*I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher.  All opinions are my own.