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.

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Comments

  1. Robin says:

    Sounds like a great book! Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for sharing.

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      It was. Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. Sydney Delong says:

    Sounds like a great read! I will need to add it to my list!

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      I liked it!

  3. Lora Rovegna says:

    Beautiful review of what sounds like an inspiring book.

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Thank you.

  4. Malia says:

    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!

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      I’m glad you liked the passage I picked. You’re welcome!

  5. Holly says:

    Great review! I put this on my must read list thank you, I love inspiring books!

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Great, Holly!

  6. Jennifer says:

    Sounds like an interesting read.

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Yeah! Thanks for reading and commenting!

  7. heather jandrue says:

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

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Then I’m glad I picked that one šŸ™‚

  8. Cindy says:

    This looks like a great book and I am an avid reader.

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Great. I hope you’ll read it!

  9. Shirley says:

    THANK YOU! This look like the next book I need to read.

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Cool!

  10. Suzan says:

    So glad you found this book to be of value to you!

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Thanks for commenting, Suzan.

  11. Lisa Manderino says:

    I love how you found your passion! It really helps finding something you love!

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Yes! Thanks for noticing and commenting, Lisa!

  12. Tonya | the Writer Mom says:

    Sounds great, thanks! I’ve been looking for good books to read lately.

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Cool, you’re welcome

  13. vanessa says:

    This is a great recommendation. I’d actually started it already.

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Cool!

  14. Beth says:

    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!

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Thanks Beth!

  15. Tricia Snow says:

    What a nice book! Thanks for the review!

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Thank you for reading and commenting!

  16. Maria says:

    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.

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Yeah, it helps when writers put what we are feeling into words.

  17. Melissa Jones says:

    I love learning about good books to read!

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Me too!

  18. Christina Furnival says:

    How lovely to find a book that you enjoyed, you feel is valuable, and that you want to read again!

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      <3

  19. Charlene says:

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

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Yeah, reviews definitely help.

  20. Katherine Wolfe says:

    Sounds like a great book to start a new decade!

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Yeah!

  21. Tara says:

    Thank you for such a wonderful recommendation! I’m going to have to check this book out!

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      You’re welcome!

  22. Trisha says:

    I just saw this book the other day! Now I know to grab it next time! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Cool, Trisha. Thanks!

  23. Stacey Billingsley says:

    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!

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      I am similar. Used to be worse but I have opened up a bit. Thanks for sharing!

  24. Jane says:

    Sounds like an inspiring book to read! I love the passage you quoted on p 77 & 78 – very uplifting.

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Yeah, pretty much every page is like that too.

  25. Robin @ Reinventing Robin says:

    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!

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      It’s true! Thanks for commenting, Robin!

  26. Michele says:

    Definitely sounds like a great book! Thanks!

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Ya welcome!

  27. T.M. Brown says:

    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.

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Cool!

  28. Brianna says:

    This was a great review! I might have to give this one a read šŸ™‚

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Thanks! Yeah, check it out!

  29. Susan says:

    Great inspiration. Sometimes I walk scared too… but I think ‘at least I’m walking’…

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Yeah, do it afraid! At least you’re doing it!

  30. Lisa says:

    Beautiful article. Thank you for posting.

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Thanks for commenting!

  31. Beatriz says:

    Sounds like an awesome book!

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Yeah!

  32. Cindy says:

    Sounds like a wonderful book! I love the passage you quoted. Yes…Iā€™m willing to follow my passion to see where it leads.

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Thanks for commenting, Cindy!

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