Thursday, May 7, 2015
Book Review - CATCHING UP WITH DAYLIGHT by Gail Kittleson
Gail Kittleson is an Army chaplain/pastor's wife with a new-old home. As she removes the old paint, varnish, wallpaper, and carpet (not to mention dust and grime) in order to renovate this decades-old treasure, she also seeks to remove the decades-old shame and pain in her own life. She finds that spending time on one's knees, even in the house-renovation activities, can also lead to uncovering and healing the past.
I loved one quote from this book especially: "We failed to take into account the loneliness of this 125-year-old abode. Her parched bones slurped up coats and coats of primer and paint, her floorboards soaked in stain, oil, and varnish, yet cried out for more." She relates the similarities between the hungriness in her life to that of this old house.
My recommendation for reading this book would be that you read a section a day, a little like you would a devotional. Each short section has enough meat to chew on for a time.
She has recorded her journey in this collection of inspirational memoirs. Well worth the read, folks, and you can find it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Christian Book Distributors.