Good Enough: 40ish Devotionals for a Life of Imperfection
Fans of Kate Bowler and those new to her work alike will revel in the practical and lovely meditations offered here in Good Enough. To read about and process the world with Bowler is to accept imperfection in yourself and in her as a writer. She never assumes that she knows it all, but rather attempts to share what she does know in the hope of helping anyone who comes across her work.
The tone of her work hit me personally. As a teacher myself, I appreciated her ability to teach without preaching, even in the midst of imparting a Biblical truth or lesson. For example, in Chapter Fourteen, “For the Exiles,” she relates the story of a teenage mother who, upon entering adulthood, decides to help young women who may find themselves cast out as she was. The prayer Bowler writes “for when you don’t belong” is one that could be applied to anyone in any situation, regardless of faith. So many of my students, and I, could benefit from the reminder that “we are not alone.”
To be fair, the book is a set of devotions and there is a heavy emphasis on God, though Bowler seems comfortable with God being whoever or whatever it needs to be for the reader. But, if you have an aversion to language rooted in Judeo-Christian principles, this may not be for you. If, however, you’re looking for a way to slow down each day and remember you are Good Enough, this book should be on your bedside table.
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