Born to Wander Review

Book Review: 

“Every one of us carries a restlessness that runs as deep as the marrow of our born-again bones. Our relationships shift like tectonic plates. We change jobs. We switch churches. And our culture tells us the cure for our restlessness is to buy a new mattress, a new car, or a new tube of toothpaste.”
Distorted thoughts on what stability and commitment mean for a believer finds it’s foundation in our fleshly desires. Michelle Van Loon picks this apart and explains the struggle between comfort and safety vs our wanderlust spirit. She paints a picture of how the desires in us all point to our longing for home.

In this book, you’ll be taken on a journey through history to learn how God’s people have always been pilgrims, exiles, and sojourners. We have long been on the move to the promised land, our home, where we can finally rest. We will pilgrim as long as we’re on this earth. As the people of God, we are always an exile in one way or another. But this leads us to pilgrimage, which is our calling. To be transformed into one who goes wherever He leads, having Him as the light before us and recklessly living in complete surrender.

This book will explain how our God is always leading us home; right back to Him. Michelle picks apart real life scenarios and shows us how to surrender our comfort for the pilgrim lifestyle instead. With her questions and prayers at the end of every chapter, you are able to apply what you’ve just read to your own life as well as come before the Lord.

There is freedom in wandering. Not in aimless wander that points us back to ourselves. But in wandering with a purpose, we are pointed toward home.