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Make a List: How a Simple Practice Can Change Our Lives and Open Our Hearts

, 2018
ISBN: 9781467449595
  • Format:Digital


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What if writing a list could literally change your life?

From the ancient book of Numbers to the latest clickbait listicle, list-writing has been a routine feature of human experience. Shopping lists. To-do lists. Guest lists. Bucket lists. Lists are everywhere you look.

But what if our lists did more than just remind us to buy milk and take out the trash? What if the practice of list-making could help us discover who we truly are and even point us to our deepest joys, hopes, and desires?

In Make a List teacher, writer, and wordsmith Marilyn McEntyre shows readers how the simple act of writing a list can open doors to personal discovery and spiritual growth. Deepening her reflections with abundant writing prompts and real-life examples, McEntyre turns the humble list into a work of art—one that has the power to clear minds, open hearts, and change lives. 

Publishers Weekly
Goes well beyond the to-do list to invite new and creative ways of thinking and doing. . . . Readers of all kinds, from type A veteran list-makers to those whose blood pressure rises at the thought of making a list, will find much useful information here."

Spirituality & Practice
"In this lively, creative, and pleasure-filled book, Marilyn McEntyre presents the making of lists as a path into a wonder-filled pluriverse. . . . Whether you tend to scribble a list on a scrap of paper or regularly fill your journal with them, you will find some great ideas here!"

The Presbyterian Outlook
"You do not have to go to far into the book to discover that McEntyre has created a whole new paradigm shift, moving lists out of being simply to-do taskmasters and into being a tool to help us delve deeper into our lives and indeed into our very souls."

San Francisco Book Review
"A perfect book for yourself or to give as a gift."

"Offers ample fun (and insight). . . . Sold."

Product Details

  • Title : Make a List: How a Simple Practice Can Change Our Lives and Open Our Hearts
  • Author: McEntyre, Marilyn
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • ISBN: 9781467449595

Marilyn McEntyre is a dedicated list-maker and the award-winning author of books on language and faith, including What's in a Phrase? Pausing Where Scripture Gives You Pause (winner of a Christianity Today 2015 Book Award in Spirituality), Word by Word: A Daily Spiritual Practice, and Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies.


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