What prompts a successful career woman, who has it all and more, to leave her well-ordered world and wealthy lifestyle behind?
Leaving, the second in The Chronicles of Formation series, tells the story of a woman’s efforts to break away from her professions’ demands and live from an eternal perspective. The hurdles of transition and the frustrations of downsizing her life make for a humorous and poignant commentary on what it is to pursue the life we were meant to live.
Who says that we’re not our “stuff?” And who said that our “stuff” is what will make us happy? No one said it would be easy, but sometimes sacrifice is necessary to get to the good stuff.
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...like I was reading someone’s private diary…
Many popular authors have a unique writing style that is instantly recognizable. You could begin reading a book, not having first known the author, and within a few pages find yourself saying, “Oh, this is a book by F. Scott Fitzgerald or Ernest Hemingway or Virginia Woolf or C. S. Lewis.”
Shannon Kuzmich is that type of a writer. Needless-to-say, she is not that well known, and it is doubtful that she will ever be in such rare company, but she does have an instantly recognizable style of writing. It is not just entertaining, but creative, refreshing and thought-provoking. And beyond that, the author’s words have a healing touch to them. One only has to read Volume 1 (and now volume 2) of “The Chronicles of Formation” to know what I mean. “Leaving: The Chronicles of Formation - Volume II” does, indeed, achieve the authors goal: “To feed your soul and remind you that you’re not alone.” In my reading of “Leaving” I felt almost uncomfortable; like I was reading someone’s private diary….episodes from the life of a person who very clearly has a strong relationship with God. I sensed that in the author’s writing about dark and bright episodes from her life….exposing feelings and questions about life and faith that are almost too private….other readers will identify with her; maybe even have similar “secrets” that they would like to talk about, but are unable to find the courage or the elegance of speaking to do so. If you are not uncomfortable peeking into the window of private moments in the life of someone you don’t know, but would like to, I encourage you to read “Leaving: The Chronicles of Formation - Volume II”.