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52 New Books in 2016 | 22

52 New Books in 2016 | 21


Simply Tuesday, Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World by  Emily P. Freeman

This book jumps to my top 5 list, definitely. I don't know what to say. I'm floored. I'm still trying to process the profoundly healing grace within this book. It is a gentle giant of a book. It is an extraordinary book on savoring and cherishing the ordinary, the small moments. I will absolutely, never again, be afraid of small moments, small talks, small successes, small problems, small chats, small dreams, small moments experiencing the kingdom of God, nor consider them - small. Never will I see the simple days the same ever again. This books calls us to relate more, compare less, enjoy simple things, simple tasks, build relationships, find the ordinary (it's ok for life to be ordinary). It is a release - and a hope. To hang onto and re-read again, and again because it is half-full, not half empty, there is an opportunity in every difficulty, not the difficulty in every opportunity, spreads cheer, encourages, plants seeds, nourishes, sees prosperity, discovers a remedy, changes, finds friends - it is optimistic - so full of optimism.