Thursday, October 11, 2007

Eat, Pray, Love

Type: Non-fiction/Travel

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

Shepnerd Rating: 4 stars

I think one of the blessings of the Christian community is our common strength and encouragement. However, one of the pitfalls is that we become so surrounded in our community we forget how other people view God, tragedy, each other and self. Elizabeth Gilbert is like millions of people who describe themselves as Christian (sorta) but do not go to church or have any daily relationship with God...until she discovers she needs a divorce.

With the pain of that separation, and a lost love affair afterward Elizabeth Gilbert spends a year seeking healing, self, balance and God. Her journey through the pleasures of food in Italy, the sacred discipline of prayer in India, and the balance and possibility she finds in a romance found in Bali are the focus of this very funny, human book.

Although its not a book you'll find in the Christian bookstore - it is a very spiritual experience to see someone's healing and connecting take place. Its honest, and revealing of the internal dialogue millions in the world go through every day - asking God are you real? God are you here? God why do I feel so sad, lost, happy, trapped....

Quick read, and worth looking at.

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