As soon as I saw the blurb for Sacred Rest I was interested. I knew exactly what she was talking about. Or so I thought…
Turns out I partly understood. I knew that sleep is not the only kind of rest we need. We also need mental rest, emotional, spiritual, social, sensory, and creative rest. Often we think taking a vacation, downsizing, medicating, or more sleeping will help us when they don’t work as the type of rest we need.
What she says makes so-o much sense to me. I wanted to grab a highlighter, but I was too interested in what I was reading to get up and find one. Plus, I felt like I would have highlighted the whole first 2 chapters!
All Things Now Living is a YA dystopian story. I enjoyed reading about Amy’s adventures as she struggles to figure out who she is and what she needs to do.
The heroine goes through many changes throughout the story. Some physical, but a lot more mental as she learns about new things and new people. The underlying truth of not judging people by their looks is emphasized many times.
The story is told from Amy’s point of view, so most of the time I felt like I was “in the dark” because she had not figured things out yet. Even at the end I felt like there was much more to the story that I didn’t know yet; so I’m sure there will be more stories to come.
This book by Gregory D. Huber is beautiful. I actually said “wow!” when I pulled it out of the packaging. Full of color pictures that perfectly illustrate the text. Full of information that you can skim through or really study. I’ll confess that I looked at the pictures and read mostly the captions – unless there was a barn that I wanted to learn more about. You can spend time reading about dimensions and studying some basic blue print drawings to learn even more.
One of the reasons I chose this book is because I lived in the area that these barns are in. I’ve seen many barns like this in real life, but never paid much attention to window, roof, or door style. It was interesting to read about their history.