Emily P. Freeman has proven me wrong, and I am so glad she did! What am I talking about, you ask? Well, after reading Emily’s previous book entitled A Million Little Ways, I truly did not think it could be beaten – either in unique and inspirational content or poetic writing style. With the release of Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World, however, this theory is proven false. Truly it is my favorite inspirational non-fiction book of the year, and within the top 10 of my all time greatest picks.
Surprisingly, so much inspiration is packed within the pages of this book that the descriptions on the back cover, in publicity blurbs, and even chapter excerpts simply don’t do it justice. To give you an idea of the range of thoughts it contains – all written in Emily’s signature poetic prose – check out these chapter sub-headings:
– An accidental sighting of the kingdom of God
– Counting the smallest day of the week.
– Uncovering the home we bring with us.
– The truest job description of every believer.
– Accepting the importance of our right-now work.
– Learning to relate in the power of the Spirit.
– Why lightheartedness is the truest kind of miracle.
– Learning to let love lead.
Only one section of the book was a little disappointing to me, because in it Emily discusses a private and personal topic unrelated to spirituality, something she has previously avoided in her other books. This was uncomfortable for me, and I find it probable that other readers may feel the same.
Overall, however, this book is written from a beautiful place of vulnerability and transparency combined with empathy and love. Emily shares insight to age-old truths with a fresh uniqueness that is beautiful and breathes life into the joys and heartaches of ordinary “Tuesday” moments. Her readers will certainly not be disappointed, and will likely be delighted that Emily P. Freeman’s books continue to surpass all expectations.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.