December 26, 2016

Getaway with God by Letitia Suk

In Getaway with God, Letitia Suk encourages women to take time for a personal retreat with God and provides suggestions for how to make the time for it. She talks about different focus areas of a personal retreat, whether it’s to rest, listen to God, set some goals or do a deeper Bible study.

Suk provides a lot of detail down to a step-by-step agenda for each day of a multi-day retreat and potential roadblocks such as costs and family objections.  She summarizes it nicely by saying “however you choose to practice Sabbath, the point is to slow down with Jesus and find those things that refuel you.” With that I wholeheartedly agree.  We all need to slow down sometimes!

However, I was not the target audience for the book which is why I give it a neutral three-star rating. Since I’m not married and don’t have children, finding time for myself is not difficult.  I’m also an introvert and big on self-care so saying no to constant activities is not hard for me to do.  I’m already doing many of the things suggested in the book.

This is probably well suited to a busy mom of young kids for whom the idea of a getaway is a totally foreign concept. The five-day retreat may be a reach for some, but the general guidelines offer assistance for how to plan even half day retreat. It is an easy read and worth holding onto for women who can get a few hours away here and there, but would still like to plan a longer retreat in the future.

I received this book for free from Kregel in exchange for an honest review.

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