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Have you ever felt plucked out and suddenly dropped by the hand of God into the wasteland? Have you felt desolate, dry, and fragile? No sign of God, no sound of water?'Here is the personal and passionate, 'Me too!' that fans of Leslie Parrott have been waiting for. For 'Seattlite' Parrott, rain isn't a date-canceling, mood-altering nuisance. Rather, that first drop of rain ...more
Hardcover, 185 pages
Published April 26th 2009 by Zondervan (first published March 6th 2009)
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Steve
Feb 16, 2011 Steve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I think it really depends on what you're hoping to get out of this book what you'll think of it. It's kind of geared more toward being a Christian lesson manual than a casual read. The content is based heavily on The Wasteland by T.S. Elliot as well as the author's life experiences. The application of these things in teaching Christian principles is pretty well done, but it might be a bit mundane for someone looking for an engaging story.

The overriding lesson in the book is that we all have tria
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Katie Casey
May 16, 2010 Katie Casey rated it liked it
This was a light-read, and yet a very personal memoir at the same time. In brief, vignette-style chapters, Leslie Parrott explores a seemingly endless selection of metaphors of rain/water/weather. The only other Parrott book I had read was "Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts" - which I read in my pre-marriage counseling! This certainly wasn't as deep or as instructional as that, but it was a nice little collection of devotional-type pieces.
Jery
May 16, 2010 Jery rated it it was amazing
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Thought provoking and comforting at the same time - being a Pacfic Northwest girl myself, I too have much the same perspective on rain as the author. But had not considered it in quite the same way. This was a lovely read.
Joyce
May 05, 2012 Joyce rated it liked it
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This book was okay. It's written in short blurbs on different subjects. I'm not familiar with the poem she quotes, so I may have missed a bit there. Thoughts on life, not as much about God as I like.
Robyn
May 04, 2010 Robyn rated it did not like it
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I thought the premise of the book might be good for me and things that I'm going through in my life right now. I tried to like this book and become engaged with it, but ended up not finishing it.
Christi
Oct 10, 2010 Christi rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It was not what I expected it to be and it really warmed my heart and helped me understand God a bit better.
Virginia Hatley
Aug 19, 2012 Virginia Hatley rated it did not like it
Only got this book because it was free. Not into "Christian" literature.
Kariabridges
Jul 01, 2011 Kariabridges rated it really liked it
Deeper thinking, good read on a rainy day.
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#1 New York Times best-selling authors, Les and Leslie. A husband-and-wife team who not only share the same name, but the same passion for helping others build healthy relationships. In 1991, the Parrotts founded the Center for Relationship Development on the campus of Seattle Pacific University - a groundbreaking program dedicated to teaching the basics of good relationships.

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