Saturday, November 23, 2013
A Million Little Ways : Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live
A MILLION LITTLE WAYS : UNCOVER THE ART YOU WERE MADE TO LIVE
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.
I just love this author's unique look at the way God can work through each individual. We are all gifted with talents -- many of which we don't normally consider to be creative in nature. And yet Freeman makes an excellent case for opening ourselves up to what God has made us to be. Creative in our own right, in diverse ways. Uniquely celebrating Him by our creative works. It's all in how we embrace our gifts, whatever they may be, and use them to glorify God. A real life-changing read.
"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".