Thursday, December 3, 2009

Treasured by Leigh McLeroy

My Review:

What is it you treasure? If you were to put 12 items that you treasured in a box, what would they be?

Author Leigh McLeroy gives you a look into a box of things that she thinks you might find that God would keep. She takes the reader into God's Word and uses Bible stories to tell you of some treasures God would keep. Here are some items she thinks you might find in God's box:
fig leaf, olive sprig, waterskin, knife, bloodied cloth, piece of wood, golden bell, a scarlet cord, riding crop, head of barley, harp string, smooth stone.

The author also gives you a gimps of what you'd find in her treasure box. This is very uniquely written. very inspirational. I enjoyed this book very much.

In Treasured, Leigh McLeroy considers tangible reminders of God’s active presence and guides readers in discovering evidence in their own lives of his attentive love.

The idea for the book came from a cigar box filled with odds and ends of my grandfather’s life that arrived a few months after his death. Sifting through the objects in the box, I experienced him in a fresh new way. This made me wonder what treasures might be tucked away in Scripture that could frame God for me in an equally intimate, tangible way. This process also helped me uncover my own “treasures” of my walk with the Lord: objects that remind me of my history with him and his faithfulness to me,” says McLeroy.

Drawn from the pages of Scripture, the author considers twelve such treasures and personalizes their meaning for readers, such as a green olive branch that offers proof of God’s “new every morning” mercy and a scarlet cord that demonstrates his willingness to adopt “strays” of every sort.

Weaving these treasures together with scenes from her personal history, Leigh McLeroy invites readers to discover God’s heart for them and embrace their unique role in his redemptive story. Treasured offers readers a guided experience of God’s love and character and invites them to consider their own treasures that point to their part in God’s ongoing story. Get more information about this book here.

Leigh McLeroy is the author of The Beautiful Ache and The Sacred Ordinary. An avid collector and recorder of everyday moments, words, and wonders, Leigh’s keen eye for God’s presence in ordinary life infuses her writing and living with a deep, insistent joy. A frequent conference and event speaker, the author makes her home in Houston, Texas, and posts often on and

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