Friday, August 7, 2015

Blog Tour/Review: Maybe Today by David Butler and Emily Belle Freeman

Maybe Today, by David Butler and Emily Belle Freeman
2015, 120p, Inspirational, Religious Non-Fiction
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the publisher for an honest review

Just one of those days . . .
The kind of day that hints toward disappointment, discouragement, and the possibility of failure.
Maybe you are facing tasks that seem beyond your ability to accomplish, or a stack of things left undone.
Or perhaps today holds unexpected adventure, filling your heart with the anticipation of good things to come.
Or maybe today you found yourself weary from waiting on the Lord or in need of courage to face the unknown.
Yes, it's quite possible that this day is one of those.
But maybe today could be different.

Maybe today the sun came up just like it always does, and you rolled out of bed just like you always do, and you knew it was going to be one of those days. But maybe today could be different. What does your soul need? What do you long for? This path that you are on, where is it taking you? How do you fill your unscheduled moments? Is your heart content? Perhaps you feel as if you are missing something. If you want life to satisfy your soul, you have to start living the soul-satisfying life.

Maybe Today describes five holy patterns that, when lived daily, will lead to the soul-satisfying life.
  • Tilt Your Soul
  • Let Down Your Bucket
  • Tune Your Heart
  • Take Off Your Shoes
  • Be All In 
In this art-filled piece, the authors create a masterful collection of thoughts and ideas surrounding Jesus Christ being that link to a soul-satisfying life. With the beauty of photography and words from some of the most inspirational individuals, dip into the spiritual pool.

This is the kind of book that is short and powerful!!  When you wake up in the morning, what kind of day are you expecting? Could it be different? Better? "Maybe today you will step out of your routine and step into the soul-satisfying life." (p. 3)

The authors share five holy patterns to follow that will make a difference. I loved the way they laid them out. There are questions to reflect on and quotes that relate to each pattern. The quotes are from a variety of people, like Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa, Robert Frost and more. I love how they include Jesus Christ and use examples from his life to show how the patterns will work in our lives. 

This book doesn't take long to read but applying the principles will take time and effort in order to see positive results. It's the type of book to read when you're feeling discouraged and are ready to make lasting changes or even when life is pretty good but you're ready to take it to the next level. It's beautifully illustrated and is full of hope and inspiration! It's a fantastic book to share with others!!


DAVID BUTLER by day is a high school religious educator sharing his love for the scriptures and his belief that there is a power for good innate in every human soul. By night he is a fort builder, waffle maker, sports coach, and storyteller for his six favorite little people, also known as his children. Somewhere in between he is a motivational speaker and writer. He also teams with Emily in coauthoring the blog:

EMILY BELLE FREEMAN is a mother of four, a coach’s wife, author of the bestselling A Christ-Centered Christmas, and an adored inspirational speaker. She finds great joy in studying the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. For a few minutes every day Emily forgets about the laundry, leaves the dishes in the sink, and writes. She coauthors a blog that is a stopping place for hearts seeking all that is good:


Alisa said...

Thanks for the review! This is one I've been thinking about ordering!

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