Isn’t it a delightful surprise when you decide to read a book you don’t know much about, by an author you’ve never heard of – and it turns out to be one of the best non-fiction books you’ve read in a long time? Well, that is exactly what happened to me when I picked up a little paperback from BakerBooks entitled Every Little Thing written by Deidra Riggs. As she explains on the back cover, Deidra’s story “calls you to accept God’s invitation to join him in making a difference right where you are, right now. She shows you that you were created with a purpose and with the capacities to fulfill that purpose.” Written in a warm, witty voice, Deidra weaves her thoughts into beautiful word-pictures that will touch your heart… And maybe even give it hope, too.
I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time getting through dry, unimaginative non-fiction books with little in the way of humor, and less in the way of interesting. That is why Every Little Thing was a breath of fresh air. Overflowing with love and creative ways of expressing ideas, it truly brings its subject to life. What exactly is its subject? Well, that is a little difficult to pinpoint but a good starting point is found in the introduction: “This book is your invitation to celebrate that journey. Celebrating the significance of this one, ordinary, average life shifts our perspective and starts us on the road to God’s adventure for our lifetime. This book invites you to the celebration of every little thing that makes your life spectacularly breathtaking and of the fulfillment of all God has in store. It’s a book that climbs down from the high and lofty and that quietly shuts the door against the clamoring and clanging and striving and trying to be heard above the noise.” Does that sound like your kind of book, just as it sounded to me? If so, I recommend without any hesitation that you find your own copy of Every Little Thing. It is a hope-filled treasure just waiting to be discovered…by someone like you.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.