Waiting for Wonder – Book Review

Waiting for Wonder

By Marlo Schalesky

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First Person • Non-Fiction • 193 Pages



About the Book (Backcover Blurb):

It’s easy to believe God when a promise is new. It’s hard when the years pass and nothing changes. It’s even harder when desperation strikes, your plans backfire, and still God does not fill the emptiness. But what if, in this waiting, God is calling us to more?

Join author Marlo Schalesky on a unique, contemplative journey to reveal the wonder that is often missed when we find ourselves struggling to wait well. Walking through the life of the biblical character Sarah, one who knows what it means to wait, you will discover a glimpse of God’s character that will give you strength to keep hoping and praying for the desires of your heart.

Waiting for Wonder is a journey into the heart of God where you will wrestle with personal questions, think deeply about God’s true character, and learn to appreciate His divine work as you discover your own path to the promised land. Recapture your hope, restore your soul, and renew your vision of a wondrous Savior when you learn to live on God’s time.


Why I Choose this Book:

Simply enough because the cover is so peaceful-looking.  I was also intrigued by the title and the promise it held. I’m working on learning to be still and wait, so this book seemed perfect.


What I Thought about this Book:


This book holds an aura of calmness. It’s a restful, evenly paced book that goes through the account of Abram and Sarai (aka Abraham and Sarah) from Genesis. We get to peek inside of Sarai’s mind each chapter and see the world through her eyes – that was probably my favorite part about the book.

The author does a good job of gleaning a bucketload of life lessons from watching Sarai live out her life. We explore the reasoning, the culture, and the outcome that surrounded the choices Sarai made throughout her life. We get to learn and grow from her mistakes, and apply her difficulties to our own lives.

It was especially interesting when the author pulled in stories from her own life to illustrate a point. Knowing that she struggled with some of the same things Sarai did helped drive the book home, and made it make more sense.


I’m actually a bit unsure why this book is only receiving 3 stars from me. I enjoyed the writing, the lessons, the research, and the interesting perspectives, yet for some reason it didn’t resonate with me like a 4 star book has to. All that to say, in all likelihood y’all would probably enjoy this book immensely, so go for it!


I’m giving Waiting for Wonder 3 out of 5 stars, and 6 out of 10.

*I received this book from Litfuse

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