This book hit me at exactly the right time – I love it when God does that! Not only do Sarah Mae’s words in Longing for Paris inspire me to search for the beauty in the everyday (bring Paris to my life right where I am!), but she also exhorts me to seek God’s presence more than I seek any other dream.
I felt such joy & freedom reading Sarah’s thoughts on how God is the ultimate source of our heart’s deepest longings. I struggle so often with the fear that perhaps my dreams and desires are selfish and should be shoved aside, but what a blessing to be reminded that God cares about ME in every facet, and that includes the dreams & desires HE has placed in my heart.
“He put the very ability to long in my soul; He gave me the gift of dreaming so I could have vision in this life. … I have learned that where we go wrong is when we hold so tightly to our dreams that we neglect to fully trust God with them.” – from Longing for Paris
Longing for Paris was an easy read, but I know I will be pondering its message for weeks to come.
Enjoy this lovely video where Sarah talks briefly about what led her to write Longing for Paris.
[Note: I received a free review copy of this book from the Tyndale Blog Network. However, all reviews & opinions are my own!]