Total disclosure: I had to read this book before I went to Writer’s Boot Camp with the Margaret Feinberg and Jonathan Merritt so it’s not something I picked up on my own or heard much about before I read it.
It was good. As I’ve said before, I’m not much on Jesus books that seem preach-y or too Bible story-ish. I know some people love those books and good for them, but it’s just not my favorite type of genre. So I was really hopeful it wouldn’t feel like one big Sunday school lesson that I had to trudge through because I always do my assigned homework.
Wonderstruck by Margaret Feinberg is about slowing down to witness the wonder of God in the midst of our normal lives. We all seem to do it in small spurts, but Feinberg really encourages the reader to see the world around us, breathe in God’s glory, and see the story unfolding around us. She shares simple yet powerful Bible truths that make you think and help you to open your eyes for the mystery enveloping your own life.
Wonderstruck by Margaret Feinberg was an enjoyable read. I will say that she likes descriptions a little more than I do. I know that, again, is just personal preference, but I don’t want to read so many paragraphs on physical description. But that’s not really a complaint, just an observation. And maybe I only noticed it because I had to read it with a critical writer’s eye as opposed to just enjoying it as a reader, I don’t know. Either way, Wonderstruck is a beautiful book that makes every day life seem just a little more beautiful.