LocalLit preview: ‘Come to the well like the Samaritan woman and encounter Jesus’

Channahon woman writes book to help readers grow closer to God

This past week, Kim Patterson of Channahon sent an email to me asking if I might review a book she published in September.

When Patterson sent me the information, I was delighted to find a book that looked as if it might be part memoir, part devotional. I’m an Eastern Orthodox Christian and this week is Holy Week for me. So Patterson’s book is perfect for some quiet reading and reflecting on Saturday.

Patterson’s book is called “To the Thirsty.” I will review it on Tuesday in The Herald-News’ LocalLit newsletter.

Here is its Amazon description: “‘To the Thirsty’ is an invitation to begin the process of going deeper with God to discover the faith and spiritual journey He desires for you to take. This journey begins as you respond to that invitation and pursue God with an unquenchable hunger and thirst. Come to the well like the Samaritan woman and encounter Jesus.”

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Denise M. Baran-Unland

Denise M. Baran-Unland is the features editor for The Herald-News in Joliet. She covers a variety of human interest stories. She also writes the long-time weekly tribute feature “An Extraordinary Life about local people who have died. She studied journalism at the College of St. Francis in Joliet, now the University of St. Francis.