Church of the Small Things by Melanie Shankle

In Church of the Small Things, Melanie Shankle attempts to show the reader that we are overlooking the little things that continuously add up to make a meaningful life. To set the stage a little bit I will let you know that I have not read any other books by Shankle. This was my first time reading her work and to be honest, I am not sure I would want to read other books from her.

I have heard a lot of good things about her writing in the past, but I have to say I was extremely disappointed with this book. I expected to read about how we can find joy in all the little things that we must do and how we can focus on them to make our life more fulfilling. What I got to read, instead, was a book that chronicled her life and shows all the little things that makes her who she is. I wasn't expecting a biography.

Now, this book was an easy and quick read, but I had some great expectations that were not fulfilled. For this being the first book of her's that I have read I was completely underwhelmed. It was more focused on what has happened in her life with little takeaway that I could implement into my life, or content that I could even connect with the author on. Sure, the title is catchy and the cover is very drawing, but I wish I hadn't taken the time to read it and I probably won't even read anything else from her. 

This might be a book for you if you want to know more about who Melanie Shankle is, but if you are looking for substance, I would skip it. 

{Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.}