Monday, November 5, 2012
Whirlybirds and Ordinary Times by Katie Savage
Whirlybirds and Ordinary Times is a collection of stories from Katie Savage that are intimately related to the liturgical seasons of the Christian church. She does an excellent job of taking an ordinary story and showing the a deep theological connection to what occurs around us every year in the church. There are so many wonderful stories that it would be hard to pick just one to share.
With the season of Advent coming up, I was put in the mood to prepare for that season with her stories about Saint Nicolas and our responses to giving. I was also challenged with her story of ordinary time about being nice. When trying to make new friends it can be really easy to be nice instead of being real.
The book takes on a feel similar to Ann VosKamp, but more straight forward in her thought process. There are also some moments which we are allowed into Savage's thought process that remind me of a cleaned up Julie and Julia. Overall, the book is excellent, it has helped inspire me to find ordinary stories that tell extraordinary truths about God.
This book was supplied by Howard Books for the purpose of review. When I review free books, I'm never required to give positive reviews.