Did you read Sky Lantern? No? Well, go read it and then come back for this book. Yes, order them at the same time! I promise you, they'll both be worth it and they really are part of one another. Here's why, Matt Mikalatos lost a very dear friend, Shasta, he tells part of their story in Sky Lantern and fulfills a promise to with Journey to Love.
Journey to Love is a little book, almost a 40 day devotional with little vignettes of love and then ways for you to reflect that love and an exercise to grow in that aspect of love. It's not an easy book because love isn't an easy thing. the reflections and exercises sometimes take a few days to work through or a lifetime if we're honest.
I was touched by how Mikalatos decided to fulfill his promise to Shasta, how he managed to leave a little bit of their love on the written page for people to witness for years to come. It's beautiful and heartbreaking and challenging and rewarding. To be able to have a little glimpse into a love that we can all partake in is refreshing. Love isn't just for the married, parents, or siblings, it's for all of us and it's so much bigger than we give it credit. Journey to Love does a fine job of allowing us to see how big love might be and challenges us to see how far love can go.
I received a digital copy of this book for the purpose of review from NetGalley. I'm never required to give a positive review but always thankful when I can.