Church of the Small Things: The Million Little Pieces That Make Up a Life by Melanie Shankle

Church of the Small Things: The Million Little Pieces That Make Up a Life

Is my ordinary, everyday life actually significant? Is it okay to be fulfilled by the simple acts of raising kids, working in an office, and cooking chicken for dinner?It’s been said, “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.” The pressure of that can be staggering as we spend our days looking for that b...

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  • Jamie
    What can I say y’all – I’m a big fan of Melanie Shankle. I mean, we both love Jesus, books, tacos and have a soft spot for Texas. That’s a bond Internet. Her blog and her podcast (with Boo Mama) are some of my favorite things. I’ve laughed and I’ve cried (emphasis on th...
  • Alice Teets
    I received this book from the author and publisher in exchange for an honest review.I love this book. I promise you I am not just saying that because I got it for free. I think the author and I could be friends if we both could get past our introvert tendencies and actually make and keep plans. Her ...
  • Debbie
    Wow, what an amazing book. I've never read any of Melanie's books before. I'm so glad I was chosen to receive an advanced copy. (Thanks Julie for entering me!!!) I got tears in my eyes and I also laughed OUTLOUD! Melanie is beyond witty and humorous! Being a fitness instructor had me rolling on the ...
  • Michelle
    My friends rave about Melanie, but this book was my introduction to her writing. I heard her on a podcast and loved what she had to say, so I was excited to read her book. And now that I’ve read it, I’m...confused. Maybe it’s because I’m not in my mid-forties raising a teenager, ...
  • Laurie
    I suspect it might be a personal rule of Melanie Shankle's to never use an exclamation point. And this is what I love about her! (See what I did there?) And because of that, with every book and blogpost she writes, I feel like I am having a conversation with a dry-witted friend who happens to make m...
  • Dixie
    I really enjoyed this inspiring memoir. It's not about a life of huge accomplishments, but a reminder that life is made up of little moments. Some are moments where we show up and do what needs to be done and others are moments where we just need to be still and appreciate the precious time we have ...
  • Celeste
    Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars, rounded up.Melanie Spankle is such an entertaining storyteller. I’m not the biggest fan of nonfiction in general or memoirs in particular, but she has a way of spinning a tale that makes me laugh and think. This book was her thoughts on a variety of different aspects...
  • Heather
    3.5/4 starsWhile the book was a fast read, it wasn't the best I've read from Shankle. She wrote each chapter almost as a stand alone vignette (the million little pieces). Lots of laugh out loud stories, especially if you were a product of the 70s and 80s. The chapter wrap up lists may have been my f...
  • Chris Mara
    “The true joy of life is found in the every day.” Nowadays we are all moving too fast and have many distractions in our lives that we forget to reflect on the small everyday accomplishments. Yet they are so very important. It’s the true basis of who we are. This little handbook is wri...

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