Book Review: “52 Original Wisdom Stories” by Penelope Wilcock

November 11, 2015 at 1:29 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Penelope Wilcock in her new book “52 Original Wisdom Stories book cover52 Original Wisdom Stories” published by Monarch Books gives us Short Lively Pieces for the Christian Year.

From the back cover:    Sid and Rosie are an older married couple with several children and grandchildren. Through a series of short, engaging narratives, we learn about their faith, their feelings for one another, their hopes and dreams, and their perception of how God speaks to them through the events of their lives.

Each story stands on its own; their sequence follows the rhythm of the church s year from Advent through Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, and Harvest Thanksgiving. With an open tone of wonder and reflection, author Penelope Wilcock explores the ordinary and extraordinary topics of daily life: falling in love, marriage, birth, education, illness, farming, adversity, hospitality, homemaking, and work.

These stories, intriguing and entertaining, are ideal as discussion starters or as read-aloud pieces instead of a talk or sermon. Each story is followed by questions for further reflection.

This is a book about “abouts”. Ms. Wilcock has given us a book about Sid and Rosie. They take marriage to each other seriously however they have been married before and divorced. It’s about those that are serious believers but do not go to church anymore. It’s about the Church calendar the main fasts and feasts and how they were built on the pre-Christian agricultural year. It’s about evangelism. It’s fifty-two stories that focus on people like you and me in situations that you and I could get into. This is fascinating stuff. Ms. Wilcock is a highly gifted author who knows how to give us deeply human characters that have strong emotions. Ms. Wilcock has given us a unique stories that will capture your attention as you read and flip pages as fast as possible.  I recommend this book highly.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Monarch Books.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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