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Reviewed by Cheryl E. Rodriguez for Readers' Favorite
Linda Hillman writes an eye-opening book of encouragement with In the Meantime. Using 1 Kings Chapter seventeen, Hillman reveals the truths and benefits of waiting. The world has taught us to live in a hurry, most of the time at a “frantic pace.” But as you study this portion of the prophet Elijah’s life, you begin to understand that waiting is key. Elijah is directed by God to go to an obscure, barren wilderness, an “uncomfortable” place, and “wait and see.” While Elijah silently waits, not speaking or complaining, God prepares Elijah for future blessings. The lesson learned: even though God may place you in an uncomfortable place, “it is where He [God] needs you to be in the meantime.” God has a plan for you in your “In the Meantime;” just wait and see.
Linda Hillman writes simply and truthfully in the devotional study, In the Meantime. This work is concise; it is written for ease of understanding and application. Using one chapter of scripture, she breaks down and explains its relevance, revealing her knowledge and research on the subject. She not only focuses on Elijah, but on the widow, portraying both sides of the story. This technique takes the reader to a deeper level of understanding. There have been plenty of times in my life that I have not waited well. I believe that this is true of most people; patience is a trait that must be practiced. In this day and age, it should be considered a rare and priceless gift. In the Meantime reminds us that patience should be esteemed and valued. Throughout the text, Hillman gives encouragement and instructions to help motivate the reader in overcoming seasons of “in the meantime.”