I love books. I especially love biographies of Jesus followers. We live in a world where it is hard to see what truly following Jesus looks like because here in my community most people think of themselves as a Christian yet you can't tell the difference between them and someone who is not.
Sometimes I get tired of reading the big deal ministry books. I liked Circle Maker but it was harder to relate because I am not looking to buy a building to start a church nor am I a part of an organization wanting to start the next great non-profit. I am just a mom, a wife, a friend, a daughter, a grandaughter, a barista. I have no interest in travelling the world. I happen to love Jesus and believe Him completely even when I can't see. I know He talks to me and is with me. I want to see Him do more in and with my life and I want to show others that He can and will, by my life. I get alot of eye rolls when I talk about Jesus doing the impossible in our everyday lives, with other Christians of all things.
Whisper is for the common man like me. It is personal and specific true storytelling. I absolutely loved it. It encouraged me and increased my faith. Mark Batterson is completely open to God, who he will never be able to explain fully and yet trusts to the ends. I highly recommend this book to be a friend who is walking out their faith while being human and believing God. We need friends like that to encourage us in our stories.
Michelle Gill is a writer, barista, trail walker sometimes runner, disc golfer's wife, Jesus lover, book collector, mama, and old house explorer. Learn more about her story on her website www.maceyhollow.com.