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Book Review: I Run to the Hills: Reflections on the Christian Journey by C. Maggie Woychik

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Eloquence, wisdom and reflection is found throughout this exceptional book.

Maggie Woychik's I Run to the Hills: Reflections on the Christian Journey is, as it states in the title, a journey through the thoughts and ponderings of a christian.

The writing style is quite unlike what I am accustomed to and very refreshing. Inspiring vivid mental imagery sometimes by poem, sometimes by short essay, the reader becomes lost in the thought of the concepts, not merely the story.

Much of the book provokes reflective response in the reader. Though it is a short book, it takes some time to absorb. I pondered such thoughts as:

– "Musing involves our innate sense of inspiration or genius. Today, musing (thinking deeply at at length for a purpose of discovery) is an almost forgotten concept. Time is too scarce in our hustle and bustle society to allow for questionable extravagances, like musing."

– "Genuine love adores from a distance, content to watch and patiently wait. But, idolatry worships and kisses the fetish, intent on immediate gratification."

– "Is it really possible to live on the brink of wonderment?"

This is indeed a book conceived and experienced by many a quiet time in deep reflection.

Those who have such times with their Lord will enjoy and identify with the emotions and thoughts described in this book. Quite an enjoyable book to read. Be ready to ponder and perhaps seek out some of the concepts mentioned.

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