Book Review : The Next Right Thing

The author of a Million Little Ways has delivered another amazing book! The Next Right Thing is a book to help people like me who sometimes become paralyzed by the decisions before me.

Starting out with a podcast by the same name, Emily talks about tiny ideas that all together lead to a better way of living. Each podcast is about 15 minutes. Each chapter is based on a podcast or two, woven together.

I love to read her words, and I love to listen to her voice. For me this book partnered with her podcast is a little perfection!!

This is not a book about doing more, adding anything, or even being better, it is honestly about simplifying our lives so that we are better equipped to make right choices.

I loved reading through this book! I highly recommend it even if you feel like you can usually make a decision. It just helps you think about your decision making process and simplifying life so that process is smooth.

My favorite suggestion is to find 5-10 minutes each day, or a couple times a day and just be quiet and still. To just sit, lay or walk and have nothing “to do” except just be. Listen to the Lord speak to you. I think by doing this more I will be able to still my day a little bit, it all goes by so fast with 4 teenager (1 almost college kid) and a hobby farm – I just want it to slow a little!!

NOTE : I received a copy of The Next Right Thing in exchange for an honest review. by Revell Publishers.

More About The Next Right Thing:

The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions

by Emily P. Freeman

Nothing gets our attention like an unmade decision: Should I accept the new position? Which schooling choice is best for my kids? How can I support my aging parents? When we have a decision to make and the answer isn’t clear, what we want more than anything is peace, clarity, and a nudge in the right direction. 

If you have trouble making decisions, because of either chronic hesitation you’ve always lived with or a more recent onset of decision fatigue, Emily P. Freeman offers a fresh way of practicing familiar but often forgotten advice: simply do the next right thing. With this simple, soulful practice, it is possible to clear the decision-making chaos, quiet the fear of choosing wrong, and find the courage to finally decide without regret or second-guessing.

Whether you’re in the midst of a major life transition or are weary of the low-grade anxiety that daily life can bring, Emily helps 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.

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