Best book you’ve never heard of on … faith and family

Best book you’ve never heard of on … faith and family

I have zero recollection of how I first connected with Katherine Willis Pershey online, but I’m so glad I did. I had the pleasure of meeting her at Story Chicago last fall, and she was just the same in person as I expected from her blog–warm and wise and witty.

I’ve had an e-version of Katherine’s book, Any Day a Beautiful Change: A Story of Faith and Family, in my possession for a long time. Too long. It’s a sad tech story: I couldn’t figure out how to get the digital edition off my laptop and onto a device, and I can’t handle reading any more on my laptop than I have to … which is how it ended up on my books I’ve been meaning to read list.

Well, I finally finished the book (in paperback form) and I am kicking myself for waiting so long, because I enjoyed it so much.

Any Day a Beautiful Change: A Story of Faith and Family

Katherine’s a pastor and a wife and a mom, and she writes beautifully about the places where those things collide–especially when the collisions are pretty bumpy. For an excellent taste of her writing, please go read her essay the beer is nourishing. (Yes, that’s really what it’s called.)

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  1. Ginger says:

    I love that this really is a balancing act — like everything in life, isn’t it? Certainly make effort, move, don’t hesitate. But on the other hand, I always enjoy being in someone’s home that I can tell is a reflection of them — a basket from their trip to the islands, a piece of art they fell in love with in a fancy gallery on a trip to NYC, a framed flag that hung over the White House, grandmother’s plant stand. A story behind everything.

    I once had a friend who immediately after she and her husband got married, went out and literally purchased an apartment full of furniture, complete with everything from one of those “Rooms” stores. I remember being jealous, that is, until I saw it. It felt so sterile and cold and not at all like them. Sure, who wouldn’t want to be “done.” But then again, I suppose the journey is the destination.

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