How I Disconnected from the Internet and Reconnected with the God Who Made the Clouds, By Esther Emery
Esther Emery was a successful playwright and theater director, wife and mother, and loving it all – until, suddenly, she wasn’t. When a personal and professional crisis of spectacular extent leaves her reeling, Esther is left empty, alone in her marriage, and grasping for identity that does not define itself by busyness and a breakneck pace of life. Something had to be done.
What Falls from the Sky is Esther’s fiercely honest, piercingly poetic account of a year without Internet – 365 days away from the good, the bad, and the ugly of our digital lives – in one woman’s desperate attempt at a reset. Esther faces her addiction to electronica, her illusion of self-importance, and her longing to return to simpler days, but then the unexpected happens. Her experiment in analog is hijacked by a spiritual awakening, and Esther finds herself suddenly, inexplicably drawn to the faith she had rejected for so long.
Ultimately, Esther’s unplugged pilgrimage brings her to a place where she finally finds the peace – and the God who created it – she has been searching for all along.
What Falls from the Sky offers a path for you to do the same. For all the ways the Internet makes you feel enriched and depleted, genuinely connected and wildly insufficient, What Falls from the Sky reveals a new way to look up from your screens and live with palms wide open in a world brimming with the good gifts of God.
My Thoughts: Esther Emery has written a book with openness and honesty and really shown bravery in it. She makes very difficult decisions so she can focus inward to herself, and to God, and away from the “world” in this book. The life change she’s made is amazing and inspirational. She shares her experience of pain, addiction, loneliness etc, all while there reader is along for the ride. Later this becomes joy, love and happiness after disconnecting from the online world and finding God. It helps her to achieve what many people are looking for in life and through her book offers a light on how to do it. If you like Courage to Soar, Book Review you’ll for sure like What Falls from the Sky by Esther Emery.
+Thanks to the publisher for sending this my way to review