Birkett not only details why Christians should journal, but peppers her book with illustrations of the craft, helping the novice, as it were, to overcome any hesitations to put pen to paper. The book is ideal also for courses that deal with journaling as a spiritual discipline. I highly recommend it!
Michael A. G. Haykin, Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
Kirsten Birkett … has given us a deeply personal account of her own experience with journaling, and also many practical steps for using journaling as a strategy for living and growing as a Christian.
Rebecca Stark, Blogger at ‘Rebecca Writes’, ‘Revive Our Hearts’, and ‘Out of the Ordinary’
Kirsten Birkett offers encouragement to keep a journal and write to ‘know God better and to grow in godliness.’ In a warm, breezy style, she writes as a fellow pilgrim in a world full of joys and sorrows. Whether you’re a lifelong diarist or someone journaling for the first time, this book will serve as a helpful guide along the way.
Ivan Mesa, Editorial Director, The Gospel Coalition
In this short, accessible book, Kirsten Birkett introduces us to the reflections of the Puritans and her own moving story, and in so doing helps us both taste the beauty of and engage in the practicalities of writing out words that are real, rich and re–orientating towards God.
Helen Thorne, Director of Training and Resources, Biblical Counselling UK
Our generation has neglected this ancient craft to our own impoverishment. It would not only do us much good, but give us great joy, to post far fewer words in public and journal far more in private. Rediscover the lost art.