Monday, August 17, 2015

Simply Tuesday: Book Review

First things first, let's announce the winner of last weeks Wild in the Hollow giveaway!
The winner is...
Carrie McMullen!!! Congrats, girl!

(This book release tomorrow!!If you buy now through August 28th, Emily will send you a free conversation guide. This would be a good tool for a book club,)

"But people don't need fancy and flashy, they probably just want regular. They don't need a fixer, they need a journeyer. They just need to sit on a bench with someone else so they know they're not alone. I know this because it's what I need to."
Celebrate our smallness. 
Today's book is another good one. When you sit down to read you will want to have your highlighter and pen ready, because you are going to be busy like I was! :)

I can't tell you how many times I wrote, "Me too" in the margins and underlined entire paragraphs.

Simply Tuesday is a reminder that it's ok to be small, after all wasn't that Jesus' way?

In a world where loud, busy, and overachieving is celebrated it's nice to remember we don't have to be this way.

Jesus knew the importance of getting away by himself and being quiet.

In those moments of quiet the world goes silent and God gets louder.

This reminder to be small is one of self -evaluation. Not taking the ordinary of days for granted in pursuit of something more...bigger.

I have the tendency to look around at the work of others and think, what they are doing is more worthwhile and important than what my work is. I needed to read Emily's words to remember that what I'm doing, what "they" are doing isn't better just different.
"We were not made to fill our souls with worth with we construct with our hands."
Simply Tuesday is a call to find the gift in each day and be content with the work God has given us in our corner of the world.

God is using each of us and will fulfill His will in our lives in His time, not ours. So in the meantime let's relax and find joy in the simple pleasures each day brings.

One thing I really loved about this book is that at the end of each chapter she has study questions and a prayer. If you wanted to do a book club, it's ready made for it!

I hope you find time to sit and savor the words in Simply Tuesday, you won't be sorry!

About the book:
Is your soul being held hostage by hustle?
If you've grown weary of do more and dream bigger, small-moment living is just what you need. Real life happens in the small moments we find on the most ordinary day of the week. Tuesday holds secrets we can't see in a hurry--secrets not just for our schedules but for our souls. InSimply Tuesday, Emily P. Freeman shows you how to
  • embrace today's work
  • find contentment in the now
  • replace competition with connection
  • learn to breathe in a breathless world 

    It's time to release our obsession with building a life, and believe in the life Christ is building within us--one simple Tuesday at a time.
I was a member of Emily's launch team and it was my pleasure to read and give my honest review of her book :).

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