Thursday, April 22, 2021

Love Me In The Waiting By Krystal Ribble

 For times when the world seems to be on pause, Christian leader, mentor, and author Krystal Ribble pairs biblical stories with the current familiar waiting periods of our lives, showing how we can be sure that God is with us while we wait.

Now more than ever, Sit and Wait seems to be on everyone's agenda. Weaving stories of waiting from familiar Bible characters, Love Me in the Waiting helps readers to consider that the waiting times in life are always full of purpose, even if they aren't seen or felt. In Love Me in the Waiting readers will be encouraged as they wait, learning how they can benefit from the timeless wisdom of those who waited before us. In doing so, they can draw strength and comfort from these collected stories and know they're not alone in the waiting seasons.

A companion to the waiting you're sitting through right now or have experienced in the past, Love Me in the Waiting takes readers through ten different biblical passages, focused on:
  1. Waiting for the Storm to Pass
  2. Waiting for New Life
  3. Waiting for Love
  4. Waiting for Reconciliation
  5. Waiting in the Wilderness
  6. Waiting for the Future
  7. Waiting for your Troubles to Pass
  8. Waiting for Deliverance
  9. Waiting on the World to Change
  10. Waiting for the Resurrection, Here and Now

These passages including the stories of Noah, Sarah, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, David, Job, Daniel, Habakkuk, and Lazarus help anyone yearning for meaning to understand their seasons of waiting and answer questions like:
  • Why is the Lord taking so long to give me the ending He s promised?
  • What is He doing or teaching me while I'm waiting?
  • How do I wait on a promise that I can't see?
  • How can I support my loved one who is in a season of waiting?

When your patience has worn thin or you're beginning to doubt God will be around for you, take heart from the pages of scripture. This book shows that modern experiences of waiting are similar in many ways to those who have come before, and that we have more in common with our spiritual ancestors than we realize. God will never waste a minute of your waiting, and Love Me in the Waiting provides a reminder of that truth for us all. 

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Krystal Ribble is a freelance writer and author of The Church’s Orphans. She aims to breathe new life into and bring a modern understanding to the stories we’ve read about in the Bible all our lives, showing readers how those stories are still relevant today. Her writing builds on experiences mentoring college-aged students and advocating for orphans and vulnerable children across the United States.

Krystal earned a Bachelor of Science in Gerontology and Health Care Management from North Greenville University and Master of Arts in Christian Leadership from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and Graduate School. She now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, Jared, and their three boys. Love Me in the Waiting is Krystal’s second book.

Find out more about Krystal at and by following @krystalribble on Instagram.

My Thoughts...
If you are like me and hate waiting then maybe you would like to dive into this new book. Maybe even get a small group of like minded friends to join you in a small group setting for this study.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.