Life is Better at the Beach
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I’m a beach person. But, I don’t live very near the shore, and I don’t get to go as often as I would like. Life Is Better at the Beach: Inspirational Rules for Living Each Day Like You’re at the Beach is a wonderful way to escape for a little while and to celebrate all the things there are to love about the seaside.
The book features “Beach Rules” that anyone who loves the beach will immediately relate to–” Wake up smiling,” “Breathe in the fresh air,” “Nap often.” Each section of Life is Better at the Beach begins with a “Beach Rule” and then includes several pages of devotions, quotes, and beautiful photos to immerse you in the feelings of beach living.
This little gem is gorgeously bound in a blue hardcover compact size with gold embossing and lovely typography. A presentation page is also included for gift giving, but you are going to have a hard time parting with your copy once you flip through it.
“The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.” –Psalm 29:1-2 ESV
No matter where you live or what season it is, Live is Better at the Beach reaches you where you are. I like how relevant the passages are to everyday life, not just seaside life. That’s one thing that makes this book so inspiring; everyone needs encouragement, and the connection to the shore is a wonderful outlet for it. The format of the book is ideal for spontaneous reading in short increments, and helps make you savor the book slowly, or again and again. So much of the Bible includes seaside references, which is perhaps why it is so easy to feel a connection to the ocean.
Finding Happiness and Tranquility
The author reminds us to take the time to include happiness in our daily routine, whether it be as simple as laughter, or as important as quietening our day. Nature is such an important part of life, and the author shows how even city dwellers can take time to experience the wonders of creation:
“You may live in the middle of New York City, where skyscrapers line the sky and concrete rules. God’s creation is still there. There’s more nature than meets the eye–you might just have to search. Walk to a nearby greenhouse or a garden center and take a stroll through the many types of plants. Find the nearest butterfly exhibit and watch the butterflies soar and dip through the air. God’s creation is all around if you’re willing to look for it” (p. 37).
Life is Better at the Beach helps you find the beauty in even the most stressful days.
The publisher provided a review copy of Life is Better at the Beach.