Book Reviews by Kady Garrett

Souvenirs of Solitude by Brennan Manning

Posted on: April 7, 2010

Souvenirs of Solitude by Brennan Manning

Manning’s book, Souvenirs of Solitude is a collection of personal ‘souvenirs’ which Manning acquired by spending time alone in the presence of God.  Brennan Manning’s insights are thoughtful and thought-provoking.  Each chapter’s topic always manages to get the reader tSouvenirs of Solitudeo think about his or hers personal experiences with God and the subject without failing to tell Brennan’s story.  Souvenirs of Solitude encourages the reader to spend their own time alone with God and collect their own ‘souvenirs’, yet manages to do it in a way that doesn’t seem demanding.  The book closes with an Eight-Day Retreat for the Reader.

                I found Souvenirs of Solitude to be a beautifully written and inspiring memoir.  I truly enjoyed reading it.  The book stimulated my mind in a positive manner which made me think about my own time alone with God (or lack of it), and managed to make that a number-one priority with myself.  In addition, the prayers at the end of each chapter were so honest and real that I was brought to tears at the truth of what they were saying.  Yet another part of the book that spurred tears from my eyes were the stories Manning incorporated into the book. In conclusion, Souvenirs of Solitude was a beautiful collection of inspiring stories of Manning’s alone time with God.

Thank you to NavPress for providing me with this book to review!

I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

–          Review by Kady Garrett

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