5 Books That Speak into Life’s Emptiness

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5 books recommended by the OneLove team and available for sale from The Wandering Bookseller.
The theme for OneLove women’s conference this August is “Running on Empty: How God Works Through Our Emptiness, Not in Spite of It”. To help our delegates further explore how God works through emptiness, we have partnered with The Wandering Bookseller to offer some of our top reads on the topic.  
1. God Does His Best Work with Empty 

It’s amazing how heavy the weight of emptiness can feel, how much room it can take up in our souls, how much pain can be caused by something that isn’t even there. But while we may see the emptiness of our lives as our greatest problem, God sees it as His greatest opportunity. In this book, Nancy Guthrie shows us in the Bible, the ways that God fills life’s emptiness—insatiable cravings, relational disappointments, loneliness, frustrations, loss and unfulfilled dreams—with His grace and hope.  Buy it here.  
2. Blessed: Experiencing the Promise of the Book of Revelation 

Over 12 chapters, Blessed covers the book of Revelation, exploring its call to patient endurance as God’s sovereign plans for judgment and salvation are worked out in the world. In this book, Nancy Guthrie shows how Revelation is less about when Jesus will return and more about who we are to be, what we are to do, and what we can expect to endure as we wait for Jesus to return to establish his kingdom in the new creation. Buy it here.  
3. Jesus through the Eyes of Women 

Jesus’s treatment of women was revolutionary. That’s why they flocked to him. Wherever he went, they sought him out. Women sat at his feet and tugged at his robes. They came to him for healing, for forgiveness, and for answers. In this book, Rebecca McLaughlin explores the life-changing accounts of women who met the Lord. By entering the stories of the named and unnamed women in the Gospels, this book gives readers a unique lens to see Jesus as these women did and marvel at how he loved them in return. Buy it here.  
4. Fight, Flight and Faith: A Life with Anxiety and Jesus 

Can a Christian be anxious and still have faith? This book by Nikki Thompson is written for the people suffering the pain of anxiety, for the weary, for those who fear they have failed themselves, others, and God; for strung-out believers constantly stretching and straining for a piece of peace; this book is a reminder that wherever we stand, Jesus—our older brother, our refuge, and our fellow sufferer—is ever near, beckoning us to come join him on the journey. Buy it here.  
5. Gentle and Lowly 

How does Jesus Christ actually feel about his people amid all their sins and failures? Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortland draws us to Matthew 11, where Jesus describes himself as “gentle and lowly in heart,” longing for his people to find rest in him. The gospel flows from God’s deepest heart for his peoplea heart of tender love for the sinful and suffering. Buy it here.

​To purchase these titles or to see the entire OneLove 22 range of recommended books, visit 
The Wandering Bookseller website. 

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