Saturday, May 24, 2014

Book Review: "Cold Tangerines"

Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday LifeCold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life by Shauna Niequist
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Author Shauna Niequist shares her journey in small little chunks - each chapter is a poignant slice of real life. I love the subtitle "Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life" - so often we forget how extraordinary every day, every moment truly is!

This is probably one of my favorite quotes from the book:

"Everything is interim. Everything is a path or a preparation for the next thing, and we never know what the next thing is. Life is like that, of course, twisty and surprising. But life with God is like that exponentially. ... Life with God is a daring dream, full of flashes and last-minute exits and generally all the things we've said we'd never do. And with the surprises comes great hope."

Isn't that so true? I love that about life with God, but I've never been able to express it so fully.

Another quote I love and is also on the back cover (of my edition anyway):

"I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud. And I don't want to get to the end, or to tomorrow, even, and realize that my life is a collection of meetings and pop cans and errands and receipts and dirty dishes. ... I want to read books so good they make me jump up and down, and I want my everyday to make God belly laugh, glad that he gave life to someone who loves the gift."

Amen, right!?

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