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Million Little Ways, A: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live [Kindle Edition]

Emily P. Freeman
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Book Description

The majority of us would not necessarily define ourselves as artists. We're parents, students, businesspeople, friends. We're working hard, trying to make ends meet, and often longing for a little more--more time, more love, more security, more of a sense that there is more out there. The truth? We need not look around so much. God is within us and he wants to shine through us in a million little ways.

A Million Little Ways uncovers the creative, personal imprint of God on every individual. It invites the discouraged parent, the bored Christian, the exhausted executive to look at their lives differently by approaching their critics, their jobs, and the kids around their table the same way an artist approaches the canvas--with wonder, bravery, and hope. In her gentle, compelling style, Emily Freeman encourages readers to turn down the volume on their inner critic and move into the world with the courage to be who they most deeply are. She invites regular people to see the artistic potential in words, gestures, attitudes, and relationships. Readers will discover the art in a quiet word, a hot dinner, a made bed, a grace-filled glance, and a million other ways of showing God to the world through the simple human acts of listening, waiting, creating, and showing up.


Editorial Reviews

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"With a breadth and scope of a writer who has lived her message as well as written it, Emily Freeman's A Million Little Ways will capture your mind and your imagination with a bold, fresh vision of the life you were created to live."--Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker

"Emily Freeman is one of my favorite artists and speaks with authority, calling out the artist in all of us. Don't read this unless you're willing to be moved and rethink what you know about art, faith, and humanity."
--Jeff Goins, author, Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into Your Comfortable Life


"Emily Freeman is one of the most gifted writers I have ever read and A Million Little Ways is an extraordinary achievement. In this delightful, insightful, and life-giving book, with deep faith and a gentle sense of humor, Emily speaks openly, honestly, and directly of the journey to knowing and becoming one's true self. This passionate book penetrates the soul, and it will challenge you and inspire you in the most wonderful of ways."
--Fil Anderson, author of Running on Empty and Breaking the Rules


"Emily Freeman's luminous words hand you your rightful birthright: to be as creative as your Creator Father. Read them and exhale. These pages just might really wow you awake to who you are meant to be."
--Ann VoskampNew York Times bestselling author of One Thousand Gifts

"I read this book during a time where my art, my writing, felt more like wrestling with lions than soaring with creativity. Emily's words ignited something new and fresh and invaluable deep within me. Let this book help you release the art you were made to create and live!"
 --Lysa TerKeurstNew York Times bestselling author

From the Back Cover

"A Million Little Ways will capture your mind and your imagination with a bold, fresh vision of the life you were created to live."--Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker

Do you desperately fear you have nothing to offer the world but secretly hope you're wrong?

You were born to make art. You were made to live art. You might not see yourself as an artist, but you are--in so many unexpected ways. In what you create, whether poetry or pie, sculpture or sand castle, calligraphy or conversation. It's time to uncover the shape of your soul, turn down the voice of the inner critic, and move into the world with the courage to be who you most deeply are.

Creating a life of meaning is not about finding that one great thing you were made to do, it's about knowing the one great God you were made to glorify--in a million little ways.

"Emily Freeman's luminous words hand you your rightful birthright. Read them and exhale. These pages just might wow you awake to who you are meant to be."--Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author of One Thousand Gifts

"I read this book during a time where my art, my writing, felt more like wrestling with lions than soaring with creativity. Emily's words ignited something new and fresh and invaluable deep within me."--Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author; president of Proverbs 31 Ministries

"Enjoy your last day of wondering if what you do really matters, because this book will forever change the way you see everything you do, from the mundane nightly dishes to your most risky creative endeavor."--Myquillyn Smith, The Nester, author of The Nesting Place 

Emily P. Freeman is the author of Grace for the Good Girl and Graceful. Whether in her writing or speaking, Emily's words create space for souls to breathe, offering fresh perspective on the gracefulness of the everyday and the sacredness of our inner lives. She and her husband, John, live in North Carolina with their three children. Connect with Emily online at www.emilypfreeman.com where you'll find her blog, Chatting at the Sky.
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Product Details

  • File Size: 1273 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (October 1, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CIUJXI0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,583 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
I found myself shaking my head, yes yes yes through Emily's book. It's fresh. It's needed. It's purposeful. It rekindles the inner artist in all of us --- children of our Creative Father. It's long overdue. I pray this book goes far and wide for the glory of God and the saving of souls! I will be returning to 'A Million LIttle Ways' again and again. God-prints all over this. Only. God.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Life-Changing Perspective October 2, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Emily P. Freeman knows how to speak to hearts in ways we all need to hear. She challenges the myth that there are "artists" and then there are, well, the rest of us. Instead she shares the life-changing truth that we ARE art. All of us. And when we offer who we are to the world, we touch others, glorify God, and discover what it truly means to fully be alive. If you want more joy, purpose and beauty in your life then Emily will be your courage-giving guide on that journey....starting now.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Christian Book I Have Read in Years October 2, 2013
Format:Paperback
This book inspired me in a million unexpected ways. It is very readable, yet beautiful too. I found myself reading it slowly, wanting to really digest the words. Every page has notes and underlinings on it.

Anyone, not just someone who has a natural affinity for art will love this book. I see the world differently. I see the way God has made me with fresh eyes. I wish I could better put into words how fantastic this book is. All I know is that I will be giving it to everyone that I know.

You will not be disappointed by Emily's words. Five stars. Must read.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Is the art in you alive? November 11, 2013
By Renee
Format:Paperback
This weekend I soaked in Emily P. Freeman’s A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live.

I had eagerly signed up to review this book. However, once it arrived, I approached the content warily, thinking I’d find it filled with popular advice about how to find your voice and make it heard and rise above the crowd . . . you know, the things people who get paid for their art tell the rest of us.

But Emily’s insightful take on art encompasses all expressions of God’s beauty and includes all of us who bear His image.
Here’s one of my favorite parts . . .

“The song lyric.
The exchange between actors on the screen.
The image of Paris in the snow.
The tuning of the strings before the show.

Art coming from honest hands shows us beauty, stirs up longing, and touches us deeply.

But what about this:

The extra care the cashier takes with your order,
The way she looks you in the eye,
Asks how you are,
If you need help or a price check,
As if her work is important
And she knows it.

Or . . .

The teacher who makes history come alive,
Telling stories filled with facts and truth and background,
While students learn without even realizing.

Cashiers and cellists are capable of making art because they both have the power to influence, to be fully awake to their Maker, and fully aware of His making them.

What about your own influence? What about the conviction of your true self, pointed out, accepted, and poured out as an offering?

It is my intention to introduce practices to help you uncover the art already alive within you.”

MY TAKE: Emily’s words resonated with me.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You are an Artist October 2, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I would never consider myself an artist. Actually after one day in art class in the 7th grade, I realized I'd made a grave mistake when the teacher asked us to draw the proverbial fruit in the bowl and mine looked more like an assortment of minions. But after reading Emily's book, I'm convinced I'm an artist. I still shy away from sketching, but I'm living daily art. We all are, a daily living sacrifice. This book is for the person who wonders if what they do matters. It's an important book. It changes the way you see your everyday living. It reminds you of your purpose and of our ultimate goal: to glorify God. The world is a canvas and this book is your guide to make art right where you are.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Book Will Change Your Lenses October 3, 2013
Format:Paperback
This book made me see the full world around me as a canvas and handed me a paint-dipped brush. Art exists far beyond what hangs in museums or plays in concert halls. Artists are poets and sculptors, yes, and you. And me. And with me as an artist, art itself becomes dirty cups, fallen leaves, comb tracks in my daughter's hair, eye contact with the kid who needs it most. If I was truly made in the image of my Creator, then I'm already an artist.

A Million Little Ways challenged my thinking and unleashed my enthusiasm to create life and beauty in the small places of my world. Emily P. Freeman's poetic, truth-soaked words helped me see the ways we love and honor God by offering back what He has given.

This book is a gift. A must-read.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This will become a near annual read for me... October 2, 2013
Format:Paperback
...it's that good. There's just something about Emily Freeman's writing that serves as a shot in the arm for me, reminding me of things I suspect are true in the recesses of my mind, but am in need of continual reminding. This book serves as the perfect clarion call that I am, in fact, an artist--even if so much of my day is ordinary. To read this is to have the cheerleader you need to try the brave thing churning deep inside you that's begging to come out--your art. It'll be the Christmas gift this year for all the people I love. It deserves a spot in every home!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars helpful book --- still pondering it's message!
I really appreciated this book. It opened my eyes to see that the things I do everyday, like taking care of my kids and cleaning my house can be "art. Read more
Published 17 days ago by J. Jex
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great read!
Published 17 days ago by Andrea
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring
An amazing book that I keep revisiting to remind me LIVE my art! I've recommended it to many people. An easy and inspiring read.
Published 18 days ago by T. A. Dumas
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this if you're struggling to find the beauty and purpose in your...
Gracefully written and deeply thought out advice on how to discover your gifts and how to use them to live your life genuinely and beautifully. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Sparkler
5.0 out of 5 stars good shape and quality
Book was as expected...good shape and quality.
Published 22 days ago by Robert B. Haussler
5.0 out of 5 stars Grace for the Good Girl was equally as helpful to me in my ...
This is the second book I've read by Ms. Freeman. She is a remarkable writer with inspirational insights. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Pam Armstrong
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book to gain perspective
Thoroughly enjoyed this book, but a little hard to get into at first. Keep reading...the fog will clear, and you will start to see your poem and how you can shine in your home,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by NC Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars We are all artists
Very encouraging how the author shows how living life can be making art. I'll be buying copies for friends who could use this encouragement.
Published 1 month ago by Pamela Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
This is my favorite book so far by Emily Freeman. This is vulnerable, raw and real. It is needed, wanted, and touching. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Intentional by Grace
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
loved it
Published 2 months ago by Zachary F
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More About the Author

Emily Freeman is a writer, speaker and listener. She writes for DaySpring (a division of Hallmark) and has traveled as a writer with Compassion International to raise awareness for the needs of children in poverty around the world.

She attended Columbia International University to study the Bible and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she earned a degree in Educational Interpreting for the Deaf.

Emily lives with her husband, John, in North Carolina with their three children and their crazy dog, Finn. Emily extends a daily invitation on her blog for women to create space for their souls to breathe. Come join the community of grace dwellers at www.ChattingAtTheSky.com.

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