In The Longing in Me: How Everything You Crave Leads to the Heart of God, Sheila Walsh talks about finding God in the midst of longing, weaving stories from her own life and the lives of others as she also draws examples from King David’s life. The book additionally serves as a great analysis of David’s trials. (Walsh also has a companion study guide to this book, focusing on King David.)
The author writes with honesty and openness, and I enjoyed reading about her life journey. The book has a captivating quality to it; Walsh’s natural storytelling ability makes The Longing in Me a page-turner.
The book is also uplifting. Walsh discusses people’s longings, insecurities, and disappointments, but she shows the hope that people find when they turn over their longings to God. Two of my favorite chapters in the book were “The Longings for What Used to Be” and “The Longing to Make Everything Right.” I also liked reading Walsh’s relevant anecdotes about historical figures, such as Beethoven.
The Longing In Me is probably best suited for female readers, and I think that the book would appeal to a wide age range.
You can find The Longing in Me here.