I really did find treasure within this book! ~ Sheila
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 My Opinion:
This book was a treasure to me. I was engrossed in the stories that Leigh shares as she takes “treasures” out of different parts of the Bible. Opening with Genesis 3:6-7, Leigh McLeroy writes about the fig leaf that to me was just a past of the make up of the early scriptures – and she takes it beyond the leaf. Yes. Beyond the leaf. As this first chapter unfolds I get a real idea of where Leigh McLeroy is going here… she is literally taking pieces of the Bible and going deeper… and I am totally following her lead.
From Abraham’s knife… we are shown God’s mercy. From Ruth we see through a head of barley, God gleans joy from sorrow… and on and on the chapters go breathing life into the stories that really made me think of all the treasures that surround me daily thatI do not always see as… well… treasures.
I closed this book with a renewed desire to read deeper. To look beyond the obvious words and see what I have been missing. Treasures has become a book for me that is just that. A treasure that will stay with me a long time and remind me to look beyond the surface. I just found what I will be getting many of my close friends for Christmas.
A former ghostwriter with seven books to her credit, Leigh’s first solo effort, Moments for Singles, was published by NavPress in 2004. She is the author of The Beautiful Ache and The Sacred Ordinary, published by Revell in 2007 and 2008, and a contributor to Daily Seeds, a compilation devotional published by Moody in 2008.
A frequent conference and event speaker, Leigh makes her home in Houston, Texas, where she is raising Owen – who may be the most adorable spaniel ever named after an Inkling, a John Irving character, and a Puritan preacher.
I received my review copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group