What a beautiful and thoughtful book. Filled with profound ideas and practical advice, Seated with Christ by Heather Holleman, is both encouraging and insightful. The book is based on the idea that our identity is rooted in our relationship with Christ and that there is nothing else that gives us more worth or value than the fact that we are children of God, loved and chosen by Him.
Seated with Christ is broken into four sections. The first section introduces the idea of what it means to be seated with Christ. The most memorable part of this section (and possibly the entire book) is the analogy the author draws from the round table of Camelot to the table of Christ. The remaining three sections cover what follows as a result of our being seated with Christ – freedom, surrender and mission. Each chapter ends with a “sit and savor” section filled with questions and thoughts for further application or discussion.
Using personal stories and insights, the author takes us on her own journey from fighting for a seat at the table to realizing the seat was already hers to enjoy. Her stories throughout were wonderfully written and applicable to her points, however it was in the second to last chapter, Seated and Sent, that I felt more connected to the author than at any other point in the book. I came from a very different background and have walked a vastly different journey than Heather Holleman, but we both share the desire to belong. To feel valued. Loved. Accepted. And that’s what I believe her book is all about.
I appreciated the knowledge, passion and thoughtfulness the author brought to this book and I believe it would be an awesome book to use in a women’s group or bible study. Every woman should hear, believe and understand the truth about our identity in Christ and this book, Seated with Christ, is a fabulous tool to be used for that purpose.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.