Any book written by Emily P. Freeman is a guaranteed read for me. She has such a wise, gentle way of sharing powerful life truths that really resonates with me, and her books “A Million Little Ways” and “Simply Tuesday” remain two of my favorite Christian Living books ever. Her newest release is just as wonderful as I’ve been expecting, and is entitled “The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions”. Published by Revell in mid-2019, this book is a powerful tool to help us “create space for your soul to breathe so you can live life with God at a gentle pace and discern your next right thing in love.”
Emily dedicated this book to “anyone who’s ever made a pro/con list in the middle of the night”. I think that could describe a great many of us, eh? But this book takes decision making to a whole new level of courage and peace. Just look at some of the chapter titles: Look for Arrows; Ask This Question Before Every Hard Decision; Know What You Want More; Stay in Today; Name the Narrative; and so many more. Each chapter is a gem: it starts out with a quote, followed by a warm and relatable narrative of Emily’s experiences with the specific topic. Then comes a prayer to help us bring the topic to God, and last is a simple yet powerful idea to incorporate a new practice into our daily life. All together, each chapter points us towards the goal of ‘doing the next right thing in love’.
Clearly this book is a one-of-a-kind treasure, perfect not only for reading and bookmarking and re-reading ourselves, but also for giving as a gift to loved ones. The bottom line? One of your next right things to do is read Emily P. Freeman’s new release… I’m pretty sure you won’t regret it for a moment!
I am grateful to have received a copy of this book, free of charge, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.