Don’t know if you’ve noticed around the Internet lately, but bloggers are clamoring for a bit of quiet. Everywhere I turn, I read that another blogging friend is taking a break from the loud cacophony of the competing voices on social media, vying for two seconds of our attention.
I love this. I take a lengthy break every summer, and it’s nice to have some good company.
Lately I’ve been rereading my friend Bonnie’s words in her new (releases today!) book, Finding Spiritual Whitespace. I don’t think this book’s birth to the world could have come at a better time. I’m ravenously inhaling all the whitespace I can find. There’s something about this time of year that just calls for it, don’t you think?
Whitespace, put simply, is a graphic design term describing areas intentionally left blank. To complete the whole look, whitespace acts as a sort of art in itself; without it, we couldn’t see as well what remains.
Finding Spiritual Whitespace is a book about leaving things blank in your life so that you can better see what remains. It’s about Bonnie’s story with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, overcoming her obstacles, and finding rest through God-intimate whitespace.
With words mimicking poetry, Bonnie explores the many places we can find spiritual whitespace: in nature, in friendships, in beauty and mystery, at the table. In quiet. In spite of the clutter and chaos.
I’m thrilled that Bonnie’s giving five Art of Simple readers a copy of Finding Spiritual Whitespace: Awakening Your Soul to Rest, because I can’t think of a better book to kickstart a slow summer.
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This giveaway will end on Friday, June 5, and we’ll announce the winners soon after. I hope you win!