"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."
- This book is the exhale we all dearly need
Amidst everyday decisions, changes, doubts, and fears, Emily P. Freeman speaks that ever-needed truth about who we are, what we’re here to do, and why, without once telling us what to do. With an unwavering focus on the freedom and purpose of a life lived in Christ, she guides us to consider how our winding, decision-ridden days might actually be a continuous invitation to draw closer to God.
Emily helped me find answers to the questions I didn’t know I needed to ask and set down burdens I didn’t know I was carrying. Familiar knots in my gut came unraveled. This book is the exhale we all dearly need.
As someone who has taken the time to reflect, ponder, and move forward with intention, Emily invites us to do the same, not because we can create a perfect life with just the right formula, but because Jesus already has.
This will be one to keep on the digital bookshelf and return to over and over.
- A Go-To Gift
I can't stop buying this book for my friends, whether they have told me about a looming decision or simply need some space for their soul to breathe. From cover to cover, Emily P. Freeman provides gentle guidance through honest storytelling, sincere prayers, and thought-provoking practices. I paused to savor pages, to sit in His presence, and to listen to His voice. The Next Right Thing isn't just about good writing and sage advice, but about leading the reader into the presence of the Creator, who is glorified by trust amidst indecision and to whom nothing is a surprise. It has been said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step (Chinese proverb), and I can't think of a better next step than to open the pages of this book.
- This is the next best book you should choose to listen to
Emily P Freeman has been given a gift that she is freely sharing with the world. Her podcast has impacted thousands of people as they have wrestled through learning to embrace the decision making process, especially as it relates to God’s will for one’s life. This book takes the nuggets of wisdom from the podcast and applies them in an even deeper way. In the first eight chapters I learned more about myself than I had in months. And it moved me on to do The Next Right Thing without fear or regret. This is a book that will become dogeared and tattered as it is read and re-read through the years.
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"I wish I had adequate words to express the way my heart feels at the completion of this book...but at the moment the only one I can think of is “PERFECTION”. The author has written a beautiful work of art, it is in my eyes - perfection.
As a fan of Emily P. Freeman’s previous books and podcast, I was not surprised to enjoy her latest book. However, I was slightly caught off guard at how powerful it was, and how through her words I viscerally felt my Heavenly Father’s love for me. Her masterful way of weaving words together into reflections of truth inspired me and also testified to me of how true her message is. I highly recommend this book to anyone facing decision fatigue, but really - I recommend it to anyone who enjoys books that speak truth and help your soul to breathe. This book will be a respite from the noise of the world.
(I received an advanced reader copy of the book, but the views in my review are strictly my own, that I have reached after reading the book.)"
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- Soulful Decision Making
What if we could see every decision we make as an opportunity to lean in closer to the heart of God? Emily says, yep, we can do that.
Each short chapter teaches a little soulful step you could take to make space for making decisions well. Each chapter ends with a short prayer and a tiny but powerful step you can take today. Those were my favorite parts.
I’ve underlined about a third of the book and I’m guessing that the next time I read it, and I will read it a second time (or third), I’ll underline even more. So, this one’s going in the reference section of my library.