*This book, like many on this site, was given to me by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
This book took me by surprise. I was expecting something soft and comfortable, but this book is all about growth and stretching into your wings.
We’ve all heard analogies about how we should “soar” in our Faith or “fly to the Heavens.” Usually such analogies are very bird-related and concern species like eagles and doves. It was very interesting to read through this guided journal book that is patterned around the life cycle and habits of the beautiful, intricate, delicate, fragile monarch butterfly, with whom we have more in common than you might think.
Author Melissa Overymyer does a beautiful job in this book of turning hearts towards Heaven. This would make a great gift for anyone who is just embarking on their Faith journey and looking for next steps. Or it would be a great book for those wishing to integrate journaling into their prayer life, and for anyone who wants to deepen their relationship with Christ. Those grieving a loss or going through a life change will find comfort in this simple, yet beautiful and rich six week process.
I think this would be best as a book for women, mostly because the cover is full of bright flowers and butterflies, but there is much for everyone to consider in these pages.
The book will guide you through beautiful, fruitful meditations, prayers, rich poetry, and many strong Scripture verses. There is ample space provided for recording your own thoughts and reflections to each brief writing prompt given.
The book is broken into six sessions, full of information and discussion questions to ponder throughout a full six weeks. There is also an accompanying online course for this book from the author that you can register for at franciscanmedia.org/soar.
Get ready to take your prayer life to a new “cocoon” level of comfort, as you soar to peaceful prayer time with this book and guided journal.
P.S. God is merciful & He loves you! Pass it on…