humble roots

Our church theme for 2018 is ‘Walk Humbly with Our God’ and I thought I’d better do a bit of extra reading. I looked online at the Christian booksellers and ordered those titles that seemed most relevant.

One book had the title ‘Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul’ by Hannah Anderson. Hannah is a rural pastor’s wife who lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Her cover photo I would describe as ‘sweet’. Her cover design I would describe as ‘folksy’. Got it. Another book for Christian women designed to warm the soul and strengthen the heart. I’m very happy for such books, but, to be frank, whimsical anecdotes sprinkled with spiritual aphorisms are hardly my cup of tea.

But for some reason I took a chance. I decided that it would be good to stretch myself and hear the voice of someone outside my usual frame of reference. I purchased a copy.

I’m so glad I did. Humble Roots is one of the most thoughtful, practical, challenging, and encouraging books I have read in a long time.

I was reminded that I am loved by a God who is far greater, far more loving, far more in control that I could ever hope to be. He comes and reveals himself in his Son, Jesus. If we will humble ourselves under his reign, we will find that Jesus becomes our peace and our joy for he is gentle and humble in heart and promises rest for our soul.

If you can, get a copy of Humble Roots. It’s well worth the read.