I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review of Becoming Sage by Michelle Van Loon.
As I have grown in my faith and motherhood, I have often thought that the process of becoming more like Jesus can be a frustrating walk. Raised early on to love Jesus and church, it feels at times that we can reach a plateau in our faith story. Michelle Van Loon, in her latest book, Becoming Sage: Cultivating Meaning, Purpose, and Spirituality in Midlife, does a beautiful job of helping middle-aged women transition through these plateaus and thrive as daughters of the King.
Becoming Sage is a great read for anyone looking to grow in their faith and in their Christian walk among midlife transitions. Full of wisdom and insight, Michelle walks readers through the areas that we tend to cultivate in the second half of life.
She gracefully carries the reader through areas of spiritual maturity recognizing the unique challenges we face in family, friendship, church, body image, finances, and our own personal happiness. Along the way, she points readers to the truths found in Scripture and how to combat the frustrations we often find here.
Each chapter of her book contains practical thoughts for reflection in an individual and group setting. These allow the reader to dive deeper into Scripture and discover what God calls each of us to as women who are spiritually maturing.
Becoming Sage is an encouraging and thought-provoking read for women who are transitioning into midlife and feel that they are spinning their wheels or are frustrated with their spiritual growth. It is a great read for ministry leaders as they look for ways to meet the needs of the women they serve.
This is an excellent and thought-provoking book to use to dive into your personal quiet time and grow in your personal faith. With easy-to-read, short chapters, this book feels like a good friend with life experience is sitting down for tea at your table.
Full of practical application and personal narrative that graciously and lovingly dives into the current cultural struggles among those in midlife, this book will uplift and encourage your walk with God. As Michelle Van Loon so wisely noted:
Becoming sage is a journey away from the mirrors of other people’s perceived expectations about our life and toward the discovery of a true sense of purpose born out of communion with the One who created you.