When I received The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn in the mail, I had no idea it would add depth to my character.
|Available April 15, 2014|
Tamsen Littlejohn “longed for the freedom to choose her own path”. In a courageous moment, she fled the life her harsh stepfather tried to force upon her. Enlisting the help of an Overmountain man, she trekked into the wilderness, leaving behind everything familiar, on a search for the freedom always held just beyond her grasp. Would she come to regret her first free choice? Or would her patience prove to be just the seed God intended to burst into bloom?
As Tamsen ventured beyond the people and places she knew well, I latched onto her hope, her perseverance. These things I thought I already had, but the world often tests the things I think I’ve learned. When that happens, the Lord shows me more about my character. He refines the character traits He’s burrowing deep into the core of who I am. In so doing, He’s preparing me for the life He’s laid out before me. Today, I hope for my turn to create a family. This day, I’ll persevere past any trials that pop up against that future.
Thankful describes me right now. Tamsen Littlejohn’s story helped me realize I had more patience than I thought I did. The author, Lori Benton, didn’t unravel the mysteries surrounding Tamsen’s journey until the very end. That is talent I appreciate in a novelist. That patience—waiting to find out what happened to the heroine of the story—I applied to other areas of my life this week, and it made for a happier, more easygoing me. Taking life as it comes is something I’ve struggled to learn over the years. The last several years I’ve done better, but I have a feeling it’s all going to look upward from here.
What have YOU learned from a book that was applicable to other parts of your life?