I am excited today to participate in the Revell Books Blog Tour and bring you this review of my latest favorite book—A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made To Live by Emily P. Freeman.
This book is a masterpiece. And the author will tell you in its pages—So are you.
There are not many authors who make me want to read their books twice. Right in a row. Like finish page 212, breathe, sigh, open back up to page 11 where the writing begins, and start again. But this is my experience with A Million Little Ways. Yes, I have a stack of other books waiting to be read—but this one’s too good to put down just yet.
The first thing I noticed when I pulled this book out of the box was a question on the back cover.
“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.”
Emily makes the case that we are all artists, made in the image of God, who first created. So yes, this book is for traditional artists. But it’s also for people who do anything…it’s for all of us.
“You are an image bearer with a job to do….You are art and you make art.”
Emily suggests readers stay right where we are, and look in five different places—where we will begin to “uncover the art [we] were born to make”. She speaks as one who has been with Jesus, has learned from her journey, and is willing to share generously with her readers.
You will adore her honesty, and maybe even gain the courage to admit your own interior messes in the presence of others. Which frees us all to love each other and be who we really are, doesn’t it?
In the end, Emily encourages us to release the art we were made to live. She says to show up—as we are, where we are and believe God wants to come out of us in a million little ways. Art, much like love, is “yourself ALIVE in the world, for His glory and for the benefit of others.” I hope you will read this book, because it has reshaped my thinking…in a million little ways.
And now, because I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, I would love to give it away. Leave me a comment–just tell me a line from this review that piqued your interest in the book. I’ll pick a winner on Sunday November 24 at 5 pm. Until then…
“We are His poem, and we will make art.”
Update: Giveaway winner is Kim K.!!! Congratulations, Kim!