Everywhere Holy By Kara Lawler Book Review

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What a magical but somehow practical book!

Everywhere Holy by Kara Lawler is a book about the unique and special moments of everyday moments in life. In the book, Kara at times talks about how life’s moments, colors, sounds and people are connected. She also talks about the seasons of life and how change is transient as well as constant.

Connecting these moments to the holiness of the presence of God, Kara writes from the perspective of a woman who has learned to live in prayer. Reading her experiences as a teacher, wife, mother, and writer, I too gleaned a sense of the perspective she has of living life day to day, finding the Lord in the everyday moments of my life.

Beautifully written, this book is one I will read again. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I also am using it as a prompt for my own writing, as well as a guide to self-assessing my thoughts, attitudes and perspectives on my own life’s situations.

The book is poetic, but I like how amid the beautiful prose, Kara asks questions to help the reader to see the beauty of life’s ordinary happenings and the changes every life is deemed.

A noted passage from the book:

“Writing, while hard, is who I am now. I’m not sure if it’s how I’m to work in the world forever, but I’m willing to find out. Are you willing to find out where your passion will take you? Are you ready to see where it leads? Be brave if you can, or walk scared if it’s all you can do. (Sometimes, it’s all we can do.) I’ve walked scared so many times. But just take the steps. Breathing, blessing and releasing helps us to find out about our life’s paths. Of course, it’s easier to walk away when things are hard or if we don’t like where we are, but here’s the thing I’ve learned: even when we walk away from places or things or people we love, we don’t stop loving them, and it doesn’t mean we are unhappy. It’s just that we’re walking down another path to another person, place, thing or person for a time.” – Pages 77 and 78

I really liked this book and recommend it to those who may be looking for inspiration in their everyday life.

You can find the book here, on Amazon.


64 thoughts on “Everywhere Holy By Kara Lawler Book Review

  1. Yes! Walking scared! That is so true that sometimes that is all we can do, and that’s ok. Just keep moving. I’m going to need to take a look at this book, thanks for the review!

  2. This sounds like a great book. I love the passage that you shared. It really resonates with me at this point in my life.

  3. Reading anything about how to see the beauty in everyday things always appeals to me, and I’ll keep an eye out for this book. Love your logo, too!

  4. I’ve never thought of it was walking scared, but it’s true, I’m in the middle of that kind of a walk right now. No going back, and doing it in faith, but it is scary and big risk on my part. However, I can’t imagine it not working out! In the end it comes down to trusting Him and knowing He’s in control.

  5. Thanks for the review! I’m always hesitant to try new books without reading a review first. This looks like a great book

  6. This sounds like a good one. Walking scared. I do that all the time, it seems. I’m the introverted high school teacher who teaches English, speech, and theatre. I am always acting like I’m totally comfortable when I’m not. Just like when I’m writing. I act like I know what I’m doing when I blog or work on other writing projects. I wouldn’t do life any other way though. Walking scared is part of the adventure!

  7. I really love the idea of taking time to treasure our everyday moments. We as a society are so busy being busy that we probably miss a lot! I know I’m part of this too, so thanks for the reminder and the recommendation!

  8. The book sounds like an inspiring one! I have a family member who really enjoys these kinds of books, so I’ll be sure to pass the title along to her.

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