Book Giveaway: Born to Wander by Michelle Van Loon

June 25, 2018

Sanity Lost & Found

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Sometimes in life we need a little reminder to keep the faith. When times are hard we must choose to believe this moment will pass and the biggger picture will open up for us. Born to Wonder is a great book for anyone in transition and a great reminder for others who are settled. Trust in God and embrace your purpose.

Why are we so restless?

All of us have a little wanderlust—a desire for that next thing, that new place, but this competes with our longings for security, control, and safety. We don't like how it feels to be unsettled and uprooted. Whether we're navigating a season of transition, dealing with the fallout of broken relationships, or wrestling with a deep sense of restlessness, we are all experiencing some form of exile. And most of us do whatever we can to numb the feelings of unbelonging, powerlessness, and unsettledness that come with it. But the truth is that exile has a profound purpose if we can just learn to lean in.

Sanity Lost & Found

Over and over again Scripture tells us that the people of God are exiles and wanderers. And this is good news because exile is what transforms us into pilgrims. In Christ, we are no longer directionless wanderers, but pilgrim followers who have a clear purpose and a secure identity.

In Born to Wander, Michelle Van Loon weaves together personal stories and keen insights on the biblical themes of pilgrimage and exile. She will help you embrace your own pilgrim identity and reorient your heart toward the God who leads you home. Engaging and thoughtful, enhanced with practical suggestions, prayers, and questions, Born to Wander will teach how to trust God even when you don't understand what's happening around you and follow Him even when it hurts.

If you keep chasing security, you'll never find it. Embrace the purpose behind the wandering and discover the freedom and safety of resting in God alone.

“Every one of us carries a restlessness that runs as deep as the marrow of our born-again bones. Our relationships shift like tectonic plates. We change jobs. We switch churches. And our culture tells us the cure for our restlessness is to buy a new mattress, a new car, or a new tube of toothpaste.”

Book includes reflective questions and prayers at the end of each chapter. 11 chapters in all.

About the Author:

Michelle Van Loon's Jewish heritage, spiritual hunger, and storyteller's sensibilities have been informing her writing and shaping her faith journey since she came to Christ at the tail end of the Jesus Movement. She is the author of five books, and has been a regular contributer at Christianity Today's woman's blog and In Touch magazine. She's the cofounder of, a website for midlife woman and men.

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