In Want + Plenty | Book Review
First-time author Meredith McDaniel beautifully brings to life the truth that God is providing manna for us even amidst our greatest challenges in the book In Want + Plenty: Waking up to God’s Provision in a Land of Longing.
manna || man·na | / ˈma-nə /
a. food miraculously supplied to the Israelites in their journey through the wilderness
b. divinely supplied spiritual nourishment
c. a usually sudden and unexpected source of gratification, pleasure, or gainMeredith McDaniel, In Want + Plenty: Waking Up to God’s Provision in a Land of Longing
As a licensed professional counselor, Meredith weaves personal stories alongside stories of clients + friends as she captures the truth that God is always with us. He has a plan-one that is often greater than what we could possibly imagine. With thought-provoking questions throughout the book, In Want + Plenty challenges the reader to dig deep and redefine the lens through which they view the world.
From The Publisher
Although our circumstances vary, we all ache with a longing for something more. We are born with dreams, and some of us even have detailed plans about how to make them happen. Yet we all come to a point in life when we realize that we are not in control. A loved one gets sick, a tragedy occurs, our plans backfire. What we may not realize is that even if we can’t depend on our circumstances or even ourselves, there is One who will always provide what we need, just when we need it.
With compassion and enthusiasm, Meredith McDaniel invites you to walk alongside God’s people in Exodus as they wake up each morning to manna, God’s provision for them in desert places. As she unfolds their story of complete dependence on their Creator, you’ll discover through guided journaling how God is providing for you right now, where you are in your own unique story. Along the way, you will develop a comforting awareness that you are seen, guided, protected, and filled by a good God in the person of Jesus.
“Life in the ebb + flow,” a beautiful poem at the beginning of the book, immediately captured me. Its words spoke truth to my heart as did the pages that followed. As I read this book, it felt as if Meredith was holding my hand as we walked the journey of the Israelites and uncovered God at work both in the past and the present.
“Full life, the kind we all keep trying to unearth,
is found right here, in the ebb and flow”Except from the poem life in the ebb + flow by Meredith McDaniel
Life doesn’t always make sense. Sometimes it feels heavy, complex. As I read, I was reminded that not only has God provided historically, but He provides in the present. When we seek His goodness, we are bound to find it. The book holds a message you don’t want to miss.
Order your copy of In Want + Plenty to begin waking up to God’s provision.
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