TITLE: A Million Little Ways
AUTHOR: Emily P. Freeman
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.
After nearly a year, I finished reading this book today. A year! The reason? This is a book to savor, to taste a little at a time, and let it roll around on your tongue and in your mind, to draw out every bit of deliciousness.
A Million Little Ways spoke truth to my soul in a way few books have. This birthday gift from my sister is a treasure I will read again and again. Highly recommended, A Million Little Ways earns five stars.