The Wisdom Tree by Lisa Worthey Smith

Utterly Beautiful

The Wisdom Tree by Lisa Worthey Smith is the most beautiful Christian parable. It is soothing to my soul. It is love to my heart. It is wisdom and knowledge in my life.

The book is divided into eleven chapters. Following each chapter are questions designed to make the reader stop, think and self examine. There is a study guide at the back which answers each one of the questions with familiar portions of scripture.

Using a seed as a motif for each one of us, the reader watches as the seed decides to trust his Master and “remained determined to be obedient.” We need to trust God and obey when we hear His voice. He only wants to give us good things.

The Wisdom Tree is a cautionary tale too. We hear what happens to those who do not follow the Master. All are invited but not all choose to follow.

We have to choose to trust even when we cannot see God. We are never left alone. No matter how dark the night or what our circumstances seem to indicate, we can be sure “He WAS there. He DID know. He DID take action.” God is always working for our good.

We must be careful not to miss our blessings. Sometimes we are so busy looking backward or forward that we miss present blessings.

We all have a God shaped hole that only He can fill. We chase many things but only Jesus can satisfy. “The inside [of the tree] will become hollow… always leave the centre of your life for the Master.”

I found The Wisdom Tree incredibly moving. It was beautiful in its simplicity. The illustrations merely added to the beauty of the words. I believe that The Wisdom Tree was God inspired because of the effect on my soul. There is a great beauty, a calmness and a peace that passes all understanding.

The Wisdom Tree is timeless. It has the power to be a classic, up there with C.S. Lewis’ Narnia. I think that anyone can access this beautiful parable. It can be read to and understood by children. All other ages can read it themselves. No matter what your age, you will receive something from this book.

It is utterly, utterly beautiful with pearls of great wisdom to be found between its pages.

The Wisdom Tree is a book to be read and savoured again and again. Keep a copy by your beside along with your Bible.

I will leave you with my favourite quote:

“Trust. Believe. Look up.”

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.



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