With plenty of emotion and a special way to draw the reader in, as a writer might craft a story of fiction, Bonnie Gray has written a nonfiction piece of magic in Finding Spiritual Whitespace. She describes it in the subtitle as “awakening your soul to rest.”
How many of us find ourselves running on empty with no time for rest, no time for ourselves, no time for God? . . . With heartbreaking honesty, Bonnie guides you to discover a better story for yourself, one that feeds your soul and makes room for rest. Infused with biblical encouragement and thought-provoking prompts, this book shows us how to create space in the everyday for God, refreshment, and faith–right in the midst of our stress-frayed lives.
Nowhere in Scripture does it say we must fill every waking moment with busyness. Yet, we do just that all the time. Gray uses stories from her life to grab the reader and startle us by her intense honesty. The truth that God insists we rest. The chapters are very refreshing and give us permission to take a breath and simply rest.
“This journey of rest doesn’t happen overnight. I have to begin this soul adventure each and every day. Many times in the course of a day. Especially at night.” In the chapter, “Lost and Found,” she writes this poem:
Jesus. . .Jesus. . .
All my life, I’ve been waiting for someone to love me.
Now I know why.
No one loved me.
But you chose me. When I was four in the basement, seven in the driveway, and seventeen in the hallway. And you choose me now at forty-two, sunken in trauma and anxiety.
You chose me in all those moments. And you choose me now.
If you think you are too busy to read this book, you are the one who needs it the most. Pick it up in the Solid Rock Christian Fellowship Library, Prescott, AZ.