SISTERCHICK (R) (n): a friend who laughs with you till you cry
and cries with you until you laugh; a gift from God.
Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes! is a heartwarming story of fear and faith, hope and love. How can a friend you have never met become one of your dearest friends? Will God use her to bring you closer to Him?
Summer and Noelle have been pen pals since the fourth grade. They have shared their secrets, hopes, dreams, and family's through letters sent between Ohio and the Netherlands. Now, after receiving an abnormal medical test result, Summer decides to fly off to the Netherlands to meet Noelle, her forever pen pal, face to face. Summer's husband Wayne stands behind her decision and tells her to "Go make your own adventure. When you come home, I'll want to hear all about it."
On her first morning at Noelle's, Summer finds a devotional book on her nightstand. Slowly she begins to close the gap between her and God. Throughout the week, the Scriptures she is reading are coming to life around her. While in a simple cheese shop, she realizes "the sacredness of the everyday." Everything we do, even if it is doing dishes or cradling a child, is sacred to God.
"Every day unfolded with moments when the eternal seemed to touch the temporal. Light overcame darkness. Hope triumphed over despair. Nothing here in the earthly realm changed. But God somehow touched people, places, and moments, and the everyday became a glimpse of heaven."
During her joyful week with Noelle, the girls are found wading through fields of brightly colored tulips, floating down an Amsterdam canal, visiting Corrie ten Boom's Hiding Place home, and sipping decadent Dutch cocoa in Delft after finding tile souvenirs.
The girls realize that they did not orchestrate this impromtu meeting; God did. Both Summer and Noelle find peace during their time spent in the land of tulips, windmills, and wooden shoes.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes! is definitely a keeper on my bookshelf to be read over and over.
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I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.