We Stood Upon Stars is collection of short essays and thoughts told in a narrative manner that end with a small, but important, life lesson. Thompson guides the reader on various trips that he and his family have taken over the years, weaving together memories, both good and bad, in a way that poignantly teaches the reader small ways to connect with God. Through the death of his dog to being held up in Mexico, each story forces the reader to sit back and take in the good in life.
This book was really well received by me and where I am in life. Using nature as a backdrop, Thompson has some subtle messages to teach his readers that life is beautiful and the world should be appreciated. His humor is right on cue, but he really knows when to take things serious, hand holding the reader to some place deeper than previously expected.
This book is best enjoyed slowly, chapter by chapter, rather than devoured all at once. I found that I got more out of it this way, using it almost as a daily devotional instead of just another book I was reading. I would caution the reader that reading too many chapters back to back starts to water down the beautiful teachings Thompson has in store for you.
If you are going through a rough patch in life, this is your book. Its words were very calm and soothing (plus the cover art was some of the best I've ever seen).
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