Longing for Paris by Sarah Mae

Longing for Paris

For anyone who has ever daydreamed of another life . . .Most days, you wouldn't trade what you have for the world. You love your husband and your kids, and you are grateful to God for your life. But there are days when you feel as though life is rolling over you in waves and you are just going through the motions. You find yourself aching for something more, something that is calling to the depths of who you are, maybe for something you can't eve...

Details Longing for Paris

TitleLonging for Paris
Release DateAug 4th, 2015
PublisherTyndale Momentum
GenreNonfiction, Christian, Autobiography, Memoir, Parenting, Christian Non Fiction

Reviews Longing for Paris

  • Ginger
    This book was milk, not meat. And like, really really watered down skim milk at that.Let's start with the subtitle, shall we? This was not a woman's search for joy, beauty, or adventure. There was very very little searching, joy, beauty, or adventure in this book, at least none that I detected she found. It seemed to be a musing of these dreams deferred. Nothing at all wrong with that. That can be real life at times, but that was not at all what ...
  • Laura
    This was one of those books, where there really wasn't anything wowing or amazing about it, yet I found that it was very relatable and helpful during this time in my life. Now, even though months have passed since last reading it, I can still remember the difference that it made in my life, the encouragement I felt from the words, and the fun I had while I read it. Maybe it's only a four star read, but I gave it five because it made a lasting imp...
  • Scarlett Pierson
    I absolutely loved this book. I feel Sarah is my kindred spirit and that gives me hope that I am not alone in this place. Sometimes my longings bog me down and distract me from what's right in front of me which is a hard place to live.If you are in a place of discontent and you keep saying to yourself, if I could runaway...., read this book.
  • Lisa
    Ah, Paris. The word itself makes me sigh, just hearing it. And if I hadn't had the unforgettable opportunity to visit Paris in college while I studied for a semester in England, the longing might be unbearable.Okay, so there's still a part of me that dreams of going back, this time with my love by my side. Isn't it tragic that my husband and I have been to Paris separately, in our youth, but never together? Tragic, I tell you.There's something ab...
  • Becky Holland
    Longing for Paris by Sarah Mae, Tyndale Publishing,ISBN-10: 1414372612, ISBN-13: 978-1414372617Life sometimes just overwhelms, you know? Sure, there are the days when things are going hunky dorky and you are happy. You wouldn't want to do anything about life differently. You are having a great hair day. The dogs are getting a long and have not eaten your shoestrings. You are caught up on your work. Things are just great.But then there are days th...
  • Amy
    I was pleasantly surprised and encouraged by this book! I hope to go back through it slowly (I gobbled it up pretty quickly!), because there are many areas I'd like to highlight and think on a bit more. Sarah Mae's love of Jesus comes through strong and clear and I loved that about her writing. No guessing games or secular spins on spiritual things...straight forward and honest. I really, REALLY, love her emphasis on God's beauty, goodness, and h...
  • Katie W
    This book hugely encouraged and reminded me to live wholeheartedly right where I am at now - to fully savor life.
  • Renee K
    As a Christian, a mom and a therapist, I have read a lot of parenting books and spiritually encouraging books focusing on the role of mom and wife. This is, so far, one of the best of them. Sarah Mae focuses on biblical teaching that both underly and can remedy the feeling of longing so many moms have between their actual life with kids verses the other longings of their hearts that don't seem to fit with the mom life. This is a book I am sure to...
  • Jeannette
    My low rating is not a reflection on this book or the author. It is due to my own negligence in not reading the synopsis or reviews before I dug in. If I had done so, I would have known this book is not for me.This book is for you if you are one or all of the following:1) bible-studying Christian female2) stay-at-home mom3) home-schooling momNone of which I am, so again my fault for not knowing this ahead of time. This book is full of bible verse...
  • Renata Shura
    half a star If I could. How does something this terribly written get published? I should have counted the number of times she used the word soul in the most cliche sense. I don't mind Bible quotes and deep soul searching, in fact I was looking for some enlightenment, but sorry...this isn't it. A string of questions without any thoughtful analysis does not make a compelling read. Perhaps this is because the author is what...in her 20s? How much li...
  • Sarah
    I got this book because I thought it was about a woman finding joy, beauty, and adventure in PARIS. It is a long life dream of mine to visit the city of lights. That is not what this book was about! BUT.... It was a great read. The author speaks to you about finding those things in your life now, right where you are. She's a Christian and everything she points out points back to Him. She is also a homeschooling mom who understands mommy burnout. ...
  • Michelle Griswold
    It took me FOREVER to finish this book and has led me to making a resolution to not finish books just for the sake of finishing them. I kept waiting, longing perhaps for this book to reveal something. It felt like the author was always on the cusp of something but never really got there. The title left me with unmet expectations. It was flat.
  • Kathy
    Overall a great book about finding your dream in the circumstance you are in. I think it would be great for young Moms particularly as she shares ideas she used with her own family when they were young.
  • sierra
    Such an awesome book!! I had trouble putting it down! It says for moms but honestly it can be for anyone who feels the dream of escaping their everyday life! If you feel unappreciated or stuck in your normal life then you need to pick up this book!!
  • Jolene Rose
    I was encouraged by Sarah Mae's message to look for beauty, joy, and fun right there in the midst of our everyday live. I enjoyed reading this book.
  • Dorette Skinner
    Very relatableI'm mostly still in the midst of the phases of life, marriage and motherhood that she describes in retrospection. But it's hopeful to know there is so much to these 'longings' and I feel inspired to find my own 'Paris' or at least be more intentional to find joy in this season.
  • Elizabeth
    We all have longings for something else. "The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence" type longings. Sarah Mae shows us her search for joy, beauty, and adventure - right where she is. Page xx "I wanted to get out of the dailiness of life and into an adventure. I wanted to travel and see and touch and do, but my life didn't afford me that luxury. I couldn't just up and leave my family in order to figure out what was going on in my ...
  • Susie
    Such a good positive message for young women...finding happiness ("Paris ") in your own present life. I'll pass this on to my daughter, as I think she'll really enjoy it!
  • Andrea
    Longing For Paris by Sarah MaeISBN: 978-1-4143-7261-7Christian Life/WomenRetails for: $15.99About:This book is about one woman's very emotional journey to find inner peace with herself, her past and her life with lessons she's learned from her experiences as a child, a mother, a wife and a Christian. She dreams of a life in Paris.. but what she finds that she's truly longing for is much deeper. Sometimes, I find myself so busy, that I wish that I...
  • Just Commonly
    "Yes, I want Paris, the real Paris and all the exciting things that Paris represents. But at the end of the day, I have discovered that these desires are pointing to something else." (XX)This is not a book about Paris, but more. And what are those desires?Sarah is honest and straightforward with longings and her vulnerabilities, as a wife and a mother. Yes, she's longing for Paris, but she's also longing for adventure and change and something she...
  • Naomi
    Sarah Mae's latest book, "Longing for Paris: One Woman's Search for Joy, Beauty, and Adventure--Right Where She Is", focuses on that longing for something for more than life as usual. For Sarah, that something more comes in the form of Paris. She became fascinated by Paris as a child, listening to stories told by her grandmother and mother of the years they spent living there. "It is this longing for Paris that leads me to explore my deeper longi...
  • Aurelia Mast-glick
    Wow, this is a really great book. I'm not finished reading it, in fact I'm not even half way through the book, but I just need to talk about it. This is the story/journey of Sarah Mae to living intentionally. That's my term for it. Sarah wants to go to Paris, but her family's budget has no room for such trips right now and so she has endeavored to make her own Paris right in her own hometown in Lancaster County, PA. To keep herself from going sti...
  • Nicki
    Longing for Paris by Sarah Mae is one of those books you want to read slowly. Take your time. Fix coffee and find a cozy seat. Pick up a journal and a pen that you love. Grab some index cards or post-its or whatever you find yourself sticking around your house covered with Scripture, because that is what you're going to want to do. I really enjoyed this book for several reasons. First of all, Sarah Mae is extremely transparent and honest (two qua...
  • Danielle
    I loved this book from the moment I started it - there is a sweet mix of practical advice and storytelling! Sarah Mae is somebody whose words I can read and automatically feel at home with, the storytelling makes me feel like I know her personally and make me want to take the ideas from this book to action right away! Her words resonate with me and the questions at the end of each chapter left me with thoughts and dreams of what I'm longing for! ...
  • Edythe Hamilton
    Longing for Paris by Sarah MaeTyndale Momentum“What my longings, and why are they there?We do not walk alone.”The Catalyst, pages xxv, xxvi – Sarah MaeSarah’s parents lived on the outskirts of Paris conveying its beauty, the food and lives that created a yearning and goal to visit someday.Desperately seeking what she meant to God as a woman, Sarah used 2 Samuel and the Book of Job from the Bible as guidance. Ms. Mae compared feelings and ...
  • Janet Reeves
    Sarah Mae longs to visit Paris, a city her own mother lived in for a few years and told her stories about, capturing her imagination and her heart. But Sarah has family and ministry and a life to live in the city where she is. Sarah wants both. This wrestling with desires that seem incompatible for the time being has led her to write an amazing book, Longing for Paris: One Woman’s Search for Joy, Beauty, and Adventure—Right Where She Is. I’...
  • Dianna
    Something kept tugging at me to read this book. Every time I turned around it was in front of me. This book was once again a timely book. It was refreshing and helped to remind me that I could have my little piece of Paris right here. For me its not Paris but just to travel. My longing is to go to England, Scotland and Ireland. Among other places but those are the first ones on my personal list. So being able to be content with where I am in life...
  • Joanne Viola
    As I read, Longing for Paris by Sarah Mae, I realized the beauty which has been found in my everyday life. The longings which I thought were in my heart to pursue other avenues, truly has been met and fulfilled while I have been in the midst of raising them.Longing for Paris is a quick read as it is hard to put the book down. It is also a slow read as I found myself savoring the words before me like a warm and soothing cup of coffee.Nothing in th...
  • Jenna
    This book hit me at exactly the right time - I love it when God does that! Not only do Sarah Mae's words inspire me to search for the beauty in the everyday (bring Paris to my life right where I am!), but she also exhorts me to seek God's presence more than I seek any other dream. I felt such joy & freedom reading Sarah's thoughts on how God is the ultimate source of our heart's deepest longings. I struggle so often with the fear that my dreams a...
  • Tanya
    "Longing for Paris" is a mix of Bible study and testimony of how God works in one's life sprinkled with desire for something else like Paris or maybe Tuscany, or just beautiful things, colorful landscape and good food. Daydreaming helps the author escape routine and gives her something else to look forward to.Every chapter starts with a certain longing that is followed by a personal story, a Bible verse and interpretation, and is finished with an...