Key Loves Books: My Review on STILTE: The Dutch Art of Quietude by Mirjam Van Der Vegt

Don’t let this little book fool you. It packs a BIG punch.

I say that because for a book to be almost 200 pages, it’s pages that are heavy, pages that make you pause and think, pages that make you look in the mirror of yourself internally and ponder the question: Why aren’t I more still?

This book makes you desire stillness.

In a world where busyness is celebrated and overflowing to-do lists are applauded, this is a book that encourages you to celebrate Sundays, to take time to quiet your mind and take inventory of the stress and strain that we often ignore being placed on our physical bodies, to understand that rest is just as much part of God’s creation right along with the things that He calls us to do.

How can we ever hear God if we’re never quiet enough to hear that still, small voice?

This books makes you want to crave that, to crave God’s voice and to appreciate stillness.

The book is broken up in different “keys” which OF COURSE I’m bias about (get it? Key and keys? lol).

Each “key” is like a short journey to hidden treasure. The words bless your heart and inspire your soul.

One key in particular that jumped out at me involves us praying three times a day, “Father God, show me how much You love me.”

It may seem silly at first that such an honest and simple prayer stuck out to me, but it did. I’ve started praying that prayer and it’s helping me be aware of my daily dependence on God and how I just desire to see His love in action within life.

This is a good one to read. The keys are short and sweet, but the message is big and powerful.

 Add this one to your shelves and enjoy.

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