Humble Roots Review

Book Review: 

The first book I read by Hannah Anderson was “All That’s Good: Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment”. I was so impressed by this challenging book that I knew I wanted to read her previously-released titles as well, and was delighted with the opportunity to read “Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul”. Published by Moody in 2016, this book is for those whose hearts respond with longing to a simple yet powerful invitation, spoken in the Bible by Jesus himself: “Feeling worn thin? Come find rest.”

Once again, I was delighted with Hannah’s book. I adore her gentle yet deeply insightful writing style, and love her in-depth discussion based on Matthew 11:28. Using analogies from nature, history, and her own life experiences, Hannah helps us to look at the concepts of peace and humility (and their innate connection) in new ways. For example, in Chapter 3: Returning to Our Roots, we take a look at Thomas Jefferson’s experiment with cultivating grapes on his plantation in Virginia, and how his attempts at growing European grapevines in the New World were such dismal failures. I won’t reveal the reason why, but Hannah relates it to how our root issues with the virtue of humility can only be overcome by understanding how pride infests our daily life. Each chapter is special and contains unique analogies like this one - it is never boring!

I highly recommend both of Hannah Anderson’s books that I’ve read. They are unique in that they use uncommon analogies to teach biblical principles in memorable and thoughtful ways. I also love her inclusion of nature and history, as well as the hand-drawn images included at the beginning of each chapter in “Humble Roots”. Now that I’ve read two of her books, I hope to have the chance to read her first release from Moody, entitled “Made for More”. Since it is written by this thought-provoking and talented author, I’m positive it will be well-worth my time!

I received this book courtesy of Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.