Review: Searching For Grace

Searching for Grace: A Weary Leader, a Wise Mentor, and Seven Healing Conversations for a Parched SoulSearching for Grace: A Weary Leader, a Wise Mentor, and Seven Healing Conversations for a Parched Soul by Scotty Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book touched my heart in a special way. Reading the ‘healing conversations’ between Scotty Smith and Russ Masterson feels like sitting at their table, fresh coffee, distractions fading away into the background, and one heart speaking to another.

These conversations are about the things that really matter, the motives and inner broken places that need the healing touch of grace. I found myself even being a little envious of the relationship that Scotty and Russ share, the beauty of knowing and being known by another. The willingness to share with one another in vulnerable moments the struggles of ministry was refreshing.

There were some tears along the way as I listened in to these conversations, revealing how vital and deeply rooted these themes are. I never felt like they were telling me how to think or what to do, just demonstrating the power of friendship, mentoring, and honesty.

I would encourage every minister to read this book. I believe any Christian could gain a lot of insight from it as well. I have a feeling I’ll revisit this book and sit at their table again sometime in the future. More, I’ll be more intentional about finding my own heart-felt conversations at the table with friends.

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