Saturday, November 16, 2013

A Million Little Ways by Emily P. Freeman

A Million Little Ways: 
Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live
by Emily P. Freeman
Christian / Non-Fiction
Available October 2013
Revell
224 pages

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About the Book
Do you desperately fear you have nothing to offer the world but secretly hope you're wrong?

You were born to make art. You were made to live art. You might not see yourself as an artist, but you are—in so many unexpected ways. In what you create, whether poetry or pie, sculpture or sand castle, calligraphy or conversation. It's time to uncover the shape of your soul, turn down the voice of the inner critic, and move into the world with the courage to be who you most deeply are.

Creating a life of meaning is not about finding that one great thing you were made to do, it's about knowing the one great God you were made to glorify—in a million little ways.

My Thoughts
I hoped that I would really enjoy this book and would be encouraged by it. While I liked the premise—that the definition of art is much broader than we generally think and that we are all artists because God is and we are created in His image and that art is essentially anything we do in life for the glory of God—I had a really difficult time connecting with the book. I'm not sure if it was how the content was laid out or the writing style or simply the mood I was in while reading it. Regardless, I decided to move on and not finish this book. The reviews on Amazon are highly favorable, so if you are a fan of Emily Freeman's previous book or blog or if the premise intrigues you, I would encourage you to check out other reviews before making a decision based solely on mine.  [DNF]

I received a free copy of this book from Revell Books in exchange for my fair and honest review.

About the Author
Emily Freeman is the author of Grace for the Good Girl and Graceful. Whether writing or speaking, Emily's words create space for souls to breathe, offering fresh perspective on the gracefulness of the everyday and the sacredness of our inner lives. She and her husband John live in North Carolina with their three children. Connect with Emily online at www.emilypfreeman.com where you'll find her blog, Chatting at the Sky.

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