Chasing Vines by Beth Moore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was the most recent book that came out earlier this year. Beth Moore, on a trip with her daughters to Italy, fell in love with the vineyard country. She continued her research into viticulture and the symbolism used in the Bible. She challenges the thought process that producing fruit in the Bible simply means baptizing others but is more about the health of all aspects of our lives.
The pruning chapter is so needed, especially in this climate. Even when obstacles seem to put a stop to everything, God is intimately there, working behind the scenes. The book ends with a lot of hope, encouragement, and challenge. Our responsibility to stay connected to The Vine in order to bear fruit in our lives.
There is no profanity or sexual content in this book. There is a chapter about the death of her dog which I had a hard time reading. It was quite graphic, but in the end, there was comfort and hope.
I loved the symbolism of viticulture and theology. Wasn’t quite sure how to decide whether we were dealing with manure or pestilence in certain points in life unless it was in hindsight. Those were the two chapters I felt the need to reread several times. Very encouraging book!