Monday, June 11, 2018

Review: Everyday Holy: Finding a Big God in the Little Moments by Melanie Shankle

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 696 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0310346681
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Zondervan (April 10 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B072TP57HT

Book Description

It seems to be a rite of passage for every woman: one day you wake up and think, “Wait. This is the life I signed up for?!?”

We’ve all been there. Melanie Shankle is just brave enough to say it out loud. And Everyday Holy is your invitation to re-examine your life and find the little pieces that create a beautiful picture of a big God.   

On any given day, you may be asking yourself:

Is Instagram making me crazy, or am I actually supposed to have a perfectly curated cup of coffee on my artfully rumpled throw blanket every morning?
Doubts about my faith are normal, right?
Is eating cookie dough straight from the fridge fine as long as it’s organic?
Could it be that loving my family well is my spiritual gift?

It’s a common theme: Am I okay? Is my life significant? And how do we measure significance, anyway? Melanie’s hilarious and poignant insight offers you the deep breath of relief that God is working in all the moments, no matter how big or how small. In 100 devotions, Everyday Holy: Finding a Big God in the Little Moments invites you to see your life as God intended: rich with opportunity, significance, and beauty, even on days that feel overwhelmingly ordinary.

If you’re looking for the line that connects the dots, Everyday Holy is for you. If you wonder where God is in this mess or how exactly He’s working behind the scenes, this book is for you. Whether you feel overwhelmed or disillusioned or frustrated by how your life feels, there’s room for you at this table. And here’s the best news: We’re all in this together.

About the Author

Melanie Shankle is a graduate of Texas A&M and lives in San Antonio, Texas with her husband, Perry, and daughter, Caroline. Melanie began blogging in July 2006 when she started her blog, Big Mama. She’s also a regular contributor to The Pioneer Woman blog. Her first book, Sparkly Green Earrings, came out in February 2013 and debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list. Her second book, The Antelope in the Living Room, was released on February 4, 2014 and also hit the New York Times list.

My Review

Everyday Holy: Finding a Big God in the Little Moments is the first book that I have read by Melanie Shankle.

Everyday Holy is a book of 100 devotions. It is a lovely volume. Perfect size to keep close by for reading your daily devotional. This book will challenge you. And it assists you in helping you appreciate what you already have. God's truth is right there waiting for little things and little moments. You don't need something big!

This lovely book would be a great gift to yourself or to someone you know that you could find it helpful. I think it is helpful for women no matter where they are in the their walk.

Highly recommend Everyday Holy: Finding a Big God in the Little Moments.  

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