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Church of the Small Things: The Million Little Pieces That Make Up a Life (B&N Exclusive Signed Book)

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Church of the Small Things: The Million Little Pieces That Make Up a Life (B&N Exclusive Signed Book) by Melanie Shankle

This Barnes and Noble exclusive edition is autographed by the author and features an exclusive list of the author’s favorite small things plus bullet journaling pages in the back.

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 big thing that promises to take our breath away. Meanwhile, we lose sight of the small significance of fully living with every breath we take.

Melanie Shankle, New York Times bestselling author and writer at The Big Mama Blog tackles these questions head on in her fourth book, Church of the Small Things. Easygoing and relatable, she speaks directly to the heart of women of all ages who are longing to find significance and meaning in the normal, sometimes mundane world of driving carpool to soccer practice, attending class on their college campus, cooking meals for their family, or taking care of a sick loved one.

The million little pieces that make a life aren’t necessarily glamorous or far-reaching. But God uses some of the smallest, most ordinary acts of faithfulness—and sometimes they look a whole lot like packing lunch. 

Through humorous stories told in her signature style, full of Frito pie, best friends, the love of her Me-Ma and Pa-Pa, the unexpected grace that comes when we quit trying to measure up, and a little of the best TV has to offer, Melanie helps women embrace what it means to live a simple, yet incredibly meaningful life and how to find all the beauty and laughter that lies right beneath the surface of every moment.



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ISBN-13:
9780310629320
9780310629320
Publisher:
Zondervan
Zondervan
Publication date:
10/03/2017
Edition description:
Signed Edition
Pages:
224
224
Sales rank:
18,754
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
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About the Author

About the Author

Melanie Shankle writes regularly at The Big Mama blog and is the New York Times bestselling author of three previous books, including Nobody’s Cuter than You.

Melanie is a graduate of Texas A&M and loves writing, shopping at Target, checking to see what’s on sale at Anthropologie, and trying to find the lighter side in every situation. Most of all, she loves being the mother of Caroline, the wife of Perry, and the official herder of two wild dogs named Piper and Mabel. The five of them live in San Antonio, Texas.

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Customer Reviews (21)
Fantastic!!!!
I loved both the Book and the Bible Study!!! Melanie has such an amazing gift from God for writing! The Bible Study helped me see that God has a plan for me that can be doing something dynamic or in the simple everyday occurrences of my life. He will put me where He wants me, doing exactly what He has planned for me. And I couldn't put the book down! It had me laughing at her subtle humor in parts and crying in others. Most of all I love her heart for God. Melanie Shankle has just become my favorite author!
- Anonymous
January 19, 2018
Church of the Small Things is just as perfect as Melanie’s first 3 ...
Church of the Small Things is just as perfect as Melanie’s first 3 books, although I think I cried more reading this one! I love her conversational tone because it makes Melanie seem like a dear friend I’ve known for years (which I would love to happen in real life!). Church of the Small Things shows us that life isn’t all BIG gestures, BIG moments, BIG accomplishments. The best parts of life are in the everyday, routine things we do to show others we care about them and love them. I highly recommend Church of the Small Things!
- Anonymous
October 17, 2017
Wonderful!
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- Anonymous
December 13, 2017
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