Sunday, June 18, 2017

"It's Okay About It" by Lauren Casper

My review...

Casper’s latest is told through the eyes of her five-year-old son Mareto. Using his phrases, the author hopes to help the reader “look inward and live outward.”

This is an encouraging book full of simple reminders designed to help the reader become more aware of the joys of life and to slow down and listen for God’s voice. Adults tend to overthink things, often leading to feelings of being overwhelmed, but that’s not the case with Mareto. He has a different, and refreshing, view of his world. His simple, yet profound, statements caused Casper to rethink situations, and it is likely they will have the same impact on the reader. Casper’s book could be helpful to families who’ve adopted a child or have a child on the autism spectrum. Christ’s examples and applicable Bible verses are woven throughout.

Here are some of my favorite takeaways:
·         “What we see as setbacks or standstills are actually turning points in our story.”
·         “… love doesn’t divide and subtract. It multiplies and adds.”
·         “We don’t have to live constantly searching for the best thing out there; we can look at what brings us joy in life and focus on good enough.”
·         “Who we are is permanently affixed to God.”
·         “We can’t always control what happens around us each day, but we do have control over our perspective.”

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy as part of the BookLook Bloggers program, but I wasn’t required to leave a positive review.

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