Monday, March 17, 2014

Notes From A Blue Bike: A Book Review

About The Book:

Life is chaotic. But you can choose to live it differently.
It doesn't always feel like it, but we do have the freedom to live life differently than what's "normal."
The popular blogger—founder of the nationally recognized Simple Mom family of online resources—tells the story of her family’s ongoing quest to live more simply, fully, and intentionally.
Part memoir, part travelogue, part practical guide, Notes from a Blue Bike takes you from a hillside in Bosnia to a Turkish high-rise to a congested Austin suburb to a small town in Oregon. It chronicles toddler spats, schooling dilemmas, and dinnertime drama as well as entrepreneurial adventures and family excursions via plane, train, automobile, and blue cruiser bike.
Entertaining, thoughtful, and compelling—but never shrill or dogmatic—Notes from a Blue Bike invites you to pay attention to who you are and what your family needs and then make some choices.
About The Author:
Tsh Oxenreider is the found of TheArtofSimple.net (previously Simple Mom), a community blog dedicated to the art and science of simple living. She's the author of Organized Simplicity and One Bite at a Time, a regular contributor to (in)courage, an advocate for Compassion International, and a top-ranked podcaster. A graduate of the University of Texas, Tsh currently lives in Bend, Oregon, with her family. Learn more at TshOxenreider.com
My Review:
With a writing style similar to one of my favorite writers, Ann Voskamp, Oxenreider brings you along on her family's journey of life in Turkey and the United States. It is a remarkable read and with each word read, I felt as if I was traveling along with her family. The book flowed very nicely and it was a simple, yet thought-provoking book that has made me look at how one can live more intentionally even in our busy society. The book was divided into seven sections, each building on one another in a nice manner. I love that while she shared her family's way of living intentionally she also make it clear that their way is not a "one-size fits all" way of being intentional but that its more of a guide of how to do so, with the opportunity to tweak it for your own family. This book was a breath of fresh air in a society that is often times far to chaotic and busy. 
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Notes From A Blue Bike online through Thomas Nelson
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Book Look Bloggers and Thomas Nelson, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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