Cigar boxes. Refrigerator doors. Scrapbooks and sock drawers and top shelves. These are the places we store our treasures–the keepsakes that tell the story of whom and what we’ve loved, how we’ve lived, and what matters most to us.
God is a collector, too, whose treasures are tucked securely into the pages of his book: a golden bell here, an olive leaf there, a scarlet thread, a blood-stained cloth, a few grains of barley. Each of these saved artifacts reveals a facet of his heart and tells the story of a Father whose most precious possession is…us.
In Treasured, Leigh McLeroy considers tangible reminders of God’s active presence and guides us in discovering evidence in our own lives of his attentive love.
As the author found herself digging through her passed loved one's belongings, she began to wonder about the little things that are treasures to God. The author notes some of them as found in Scripture. I found this to be an interesting concept of how to survey Scripture. The author focuses in on key moments in the Biblical narrative to enlighten the reader on what the text says and what it means for us.
The author writes with a simplicity that is rare among authors. There is nothing deep or profound in the book, and yet, much of what she says is necessary, especially for new believers. At times the book reads like yet another Christian book on the market that reminds the reader of God's love and forgiveness, etc., but it is not always cheesy-Christianity.
I would recommend this book to those new to the faith or to those looking for a different type of devotional. My wife really enjoyed the book (I had her read it too) and I found it to be a new approach to discussing key moments in Scripture. Although I wouldn't put this book with the years greats, I would say that it is well written, well collected, and a good read nonetheless.
This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group