It’s getting harder now to read a faith-based book without knowing the detailed life story of the writer behind it, so I appreciated the ability to pick up “Humble Roots” by Hannah Anderson and not know one iota about her background (and therefore, theology, politics, etc).
It was refreshing, in this day of quasi-celebrity blogging, to say the least.
The book itself dives deep into our humility (or rather, our lack of), the ramifications for that, and the freedom and peace comes from when we can understand our humanness, our ultimate humility as God’s creation.
Anderson uses quite a bit of botanical analogy (and her geographical setting in the Virginia mountains) to discuss how cultivating humility leads to true rest. Like most things that are ultimately beneficial to us, it’s supremely counter-cultural but so necessary–and good!–to hear.
Here’s a glimpse “….humility teaches us to ask, “What has God given and what responsibility do I have because of it?” And by doing so, humility changes the frame of reference entirely. Suddenly we are no longer at the center; God is. Suddenly our sense of entitlement or guilt no longer drives our choices. Suddenly everything is a gift and everything has a purpose.”
Published by Moody Publishers in 2016.
Available from Amazon
Prior to that she has served as a Team Leader at Chatham Financial Europe in the UK, the Associate Director of the International Center & Admissions at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, the NGO and Policy Coordination Officer at the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and a consultant for the Corporate Executive Board.
She holds a Bachelors in International Relations and Spanish from Tufts University and a Masters in International Relations from the LSE. She is also an accredited practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) as well as a certified CultureActive® cross-cultural trainer. Further, she serves as a guest writer for the Huffington Post.
A truly global citizen, Natalie is Argentine-American and has worked, studied and volunteered in over 35 countries. She currently resides in Ann Arbor, MI with her husband and three children.