So the crayons are out of the box–as Jessica and Angie announced on incourage’s main page, our Bloom (in)courage Fall Selection is Emily Freeman’s A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live. While we love to introduce you to authors new to the (in)community, it’s a little like a homecoming when we’re able to feature one of our site’s original contributors. Emily’s message is going to stir something in your heart and we can’t wait to turn the pages with you!
If you’re a longtime fan of Bloom, welcome back! If this is the first book club you’re joining, we’re tickled to have you! Keep reading for everything you’ll need to know over the next few months.
What to Expect
A Million Little Ways is Emily’s third book, and in a word, it’s wonderful! Each week she’ll be joining Bloom founders Jessica Turner and Angie Smith on the sofa to dig deep and bring her written words to life. We don’t want to give away too much just yet, but the subtitle gives you a framework to begin–Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live.
On Mondays and Wednesdays we’ll share videos discussing one-two chapters each time, and on Fridays we’ll have a call for the art you’re living (more on that next week)!! Robin Dance (that’s me!!) will be back guiding you with commentary and questions related to the videos as well as responding to your comments on Bloom, Facebook and Twitter.
If you aren’t yet convinced to join us, please take 90 seconds to watch the book trailer for A Million Little Ways; we’re pretty sure that’s all it will take to persuade you to join us!
The beauty of our Bloom (in)courage book club is even if you miss a day (or a week or find us years later…!) the content will always be available here on the Bloom page, enabling you to watch videos and read the posts anytime. Also, one of the most fun aspects of Bloom is when readers comment; whether on the posts, on our Bloom Facebook Page or Twitter, we love hearing your thoughts!
Be sure to subscribe to Bloom (in)courage emails so you’ll receive every update; it really is the best way to keep current.
Buy a Book, Give a Book — and Get Free Shipping!
If you haven’t already bought a copy of A Million Little Ways, you can purchase it from DaySpring.com for only $9.99! That’s almost 30% off retail, and at that price you might want to pick up a few for gifts.
Bloom book club is special for many reasons but perhaps the loveliest is our Sponsored Book Opportunity: If you are able to purchase a book for someone in need, DaySpring has set up a “Sponsored Book“ option for you. Wanna know just how much this means to those who receive sponsored copies? Read it in their own words–your generosity makes such a difference!
And when you purchase a copy for yourself as well as a Sponsored Book you can receive free shipping with code BLOOMBOOK. This code is valid on any two-book purchase, so it will work if you’d like to purchase two books for yourself or two sponsored books. DaySpring will take care of delivering the sponsored book to a reader in need.
If you have any questions about the sponsored program, you can visit the FAQ page found here.
Thursday, October 10: Form opened to request free sponsored books (reserved for those not able to otherwise participate due to financial need)
Friday, October 11: Free book request deadline & Sponsorship Reminder
Monday, October 14: A Million Little Ways Giveaway
Wednesday, October 16: Giveaway Winners Announced
Friday, October 18: Introduce author Emily P. Freeman
Monday, October 21: Study Launch/Part 1, “Who is the Artist?” and Chapter 1, Awake
Wed, 10/23: Chapter 2, Reflect
Fri, 10/25: Community link-up ~ living our art
Mon, 10/28: Part 2, Uncover the Art You Were Born to Make & Chapter 3, Desire
Wed, 10/30: Chapter 4, Rescue and Chapter 5, Sink
Fri, 11/1: Community link-up ~ living our art
Mon, 11/4: Chapter 6, See and Chapter 7, Listen
Wed, 11/6: Part 3, Release the Art You Were Made to Live & Chapter 8, Show Up
Fri, 11/8: Community link-up ~ living our art
Mon, 11/11: Chapter 9, Wait
Wed, 11/13: Chapter 10, Offer
Fri, 11/15: Community link-up ~ living our art
Mon, 11/18: Chapter 11, Wonder
Wed, 11/20: Chapter 12, Create and wrap up
Fri, 11/22: Final community link-up ~ living our art
This study is going to help all of us “uncover the art we were made to live” ~ aren’t you eager to get started?!
With love and delight in the One who made us living art,