Review of 'Humble Roots' by Hannah Anderson

I have to start by saying I really like the cover design on this book.  It really appeals to me for some reason.  I enjoyed this book a lot.  This is not a quick read type of book - this is a book where you need to get aside to a quiet place and really take it all in as Hannah delves deep.  I found it very refreshing actually.

Hannah's manner and tone is pleasant - the book is well written.  It is divided into three parts.  The
first looks at humility and how pride manifests. The second and third parts look into how living within these limits of humility brings rest.  As Hannah says:

"We'll see how humility informs our understanding of ourselves and each other - how it changes how we think about our bodies, our minds, even our ambition.  The goal is - as Lewis put it - to get 'rid of all the silly nonsense about your own dignity which has made you restless and unhappy all your life'" (p77-78)

I love throughout the book, her references to nature, to heirloom apples, gardening, herbs etc.  It really adds to the interest factor with these anecdotes. There are also pencil drawing type illustrations throughout - which are really lovely.  The book has a real peaceful feel about it - I can't explain why, I  just feel that about it. I also really like all the quotes throughout for many of the chapters or sub headings.  They are deeper thinking type quotes, not just commonly heard ones. Also many are scriptures too.  An example of a quote:

"No tree can grow except on the root from which it sprang... If humility is the root of the tree, its nature must be seen in every branch, leaf, and fruit" - Andrew Murray.

This book is food for the soul and I highly recommend it.  It's the kind of book you just keep wanting to get back to.

Please note that I was sent a copy of this book for purposes of review, however all opinions expressed are entirely my own.