Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A Million Little Ways Book Review

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About the Book

The majority of us would not necessarily define ourselves as artists. We're parents, students, businesspeople, friends. We're working hard, trying to make ends meet, and often longing for a little more--more time, more love, more security, more of a sense that there" is" more out there. The truth? We need not look around so much. God is within us and he wants to shine through us in a million little ways.
"A Million Little Ways" uncovers the creative, personal imprint of God on every individual. It invites the discouraged parent, the bored Christian, the exhausted executive to look at their lives differently by approaching their critics, their jobs, and the kids around their table the same way an artist approaches the canvas--with wonder, bravery, and hope. In her gentle, compelling style, Emily Freeman encourages readers to turn down the volume on their inner critic and move into the world with the courage to be who they most deeply are. She invites regular people to see the artistic potential in words, gestures, attitudes, and relationships. Readers will discover the art in a quiet word, a hot dinner, a made bed, a grace-filled glance, and a million other ways of showing God to the world through the simple human acts of listening, waiting, creating, and showing up. (Goodreads)

My Review

This book is surprisingly better than expected. Having never read anything by Emily Freeman I was new to her writing. 

"I don't believe there is one great thing I was made to do in this world. I believe there is one great God I was made to glorify. And there will be many ways, even a million little ways, I will declare his glory with my life."

When is a time in your life when you felt most fully alive? 

When you feel most fully alive, what words or phrases come to mind that describe that experience for you?

These are some of the few great things I gathered from this book. Pretty much you Emily says you life your life for God, and it's not going to be one set thing because life is constantly changing. A job you have as a teenager is probably not going to be the same job you have when you are thirty. It's really not what everyone else things or perceives but if you are doing what God wants, even the little things, you have an effect. God put you here for a reason and as the author would say, " you were born to make art".

For those needing some inspiration this is a good read!

"I received this book from Revell for free in exchange for an honest review."

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