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Number of Pages: 224

Genre: Self Improvement

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Zondervan

Author: Melanie Shankle

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: Happiness

Language: English

Street Date: February 25, 2020
TCIN: 79214883
UPC: 9780310349440
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-8253


Big Mama blog founder and New York Times bestselling author Melanie Shankle helps us sort through our questions about being true to ourselves in a world gone crazy and what matters the most in the end.

These days, so many voices tell us what to do, what to think, and what kind of parent or friend or spouse to be that it's easy to feel overwhelmed and defeated. Somewhere in the midst of online arguments and crazy politics and the ups and downs of life, we've lost sight of the gifts that are all around us: kindness, love, mercy, and joy.

In On the Bright Side, Melanie Shankle reminds us of the unchanging principles we can count on in a changing world. These are lessons that Melanie has learned along the way about how to find all the joy that life has to offer - and why encouragement is never something to keep to ourselves. Exploring topics such as dealing with comparisons, when life doesn't turn out like we expected, and how to find your people, Melanie invites us to lead with love in all areas of our lives.

This delightful memoir highlights the joys of life told in Melanie's down to earth, relatable, and totally enjoyable style. On the Bright Side is a how-to guide to knowing - and living - what matters most.

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Lghudson - 10 days ago
Melanie Shankle has been blessed with an exceptional gift for writing. Shankle makes the reader feel as though they’re old friends who’ve met for coffee or a girl’s weekend and she’s just sitting around talking to them as opposed to reading a book! Her effervescence is enticing and you can’t keep from reading this book book in one sitting! Even though Shankle’s a New York Times Best Selling Author, a blogger, a podcaster and sought after Event Speaker, she’s happiest being a wife, mother & mom to two wild and crazy dogs. I believe that God works through all things. I also believe He inspired Shankle to write ON THE BRIGHT SIDE for such a time as this! Here is one of my favorite quotes from her book: “There will always be situations outside our control. And that’s the point. God wants us in a place of trusting him to provide and to protect. It’s no wonder we get so freaked out; we were never meant to handle it all alone. We need to remember these truths: God is good, God is ever present, God is sovereign, and God is full of grace and mercy and love for us.” Words we all need to read and remember in just such a time as this. Shankle has the ability to teach you great Bible truths without being preachy. She will also touch your heart in the deepest most vulnerable places and make you stop and reevaluate your relationship with God, your spouse, children, friends, church family and community. That’s something we all need to do whether we want to or not. She also celebrates the friendships of women and the need for them starting from young girls to old age. Never underestimate the power of mentoring, especially spiritual mentoring. The thing I love most about this book (and all of her other “stuff”) is her exceptional wit. The woman KNOWS how to tell a story, captivate an audience and leave them better off than when they came. What more can we ask for?
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