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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,310 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shauna Niequist Narrator: Shauna Niequist Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN: 9780310283973
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Cold Tangerines is a collection of stories that celebrate the extraordinary moments hidden in our everyday lives. It is about God, and about life, and about the thousands of daily ways in which an awareness of God changes and infuses everything. It is about spiritual life, and about all the things that we have called nonspiritual life that might be spiritual after all. It is the snapshots of a young woman making peace with herself and her life, and trying to craft a life that captures the energy and exuberance we long for in the midst of the fear and regret and envy we all carry with us. It is both a voice of challenge and song of comfort, calling us upward to the best possible life, and giving us room to breathe, to rest, to break down and break through. Cold Tangerines offers bright and varied glimpses of hope and redemption, in and among the heartbreak and boredom and broken glass.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 2/19/2014

    " Every time I read this book I find new little paragraphs that I just love. I love the way the author describes things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz Fichera | 2/14/2014

    " Very uplifting and oftentimes humorous read about one woman's journey to self-discovery. My sister lent me this book. I'm glad I read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heidi | 2/12/2014

    " This book was fine. She discusses finding God and the divine in everyday situations which is great but I feel like I already read about that in the many blogs I follow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melody | 2/7/2014

    " Good essays...I didn't realize her dad is Bill hybels until after I finished the book...wish she would have elaborated more on the situation that caused her to leave her position. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Whitney | 1/12/2014

    " I loved this book! Everyone should read it. Really impactful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 1/11/2014

    " I don't believe this book is meant to be gobbled up in one sitting but rather one bite at a time. No matter your faith, you cannot deny the vulnerable truths the author shares from her personal experiences. You may even find yourself in the pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas | 1/6/2014

    " From the moment I opened her book, I loved her stories. Each story reveals new insights for living out life to its fullest ... as God intends us to live. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 1/5/2014

    " I really like this book, because it is written as a book full of little life stories! It makes the read so fast! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peg | 1/5/2014

    " This is a great "feel good" book because she writes about everyday things we all go through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cara | 12/15/2013

    " Another beautiful, thought-provoking book by Shauna. I can't tell you how I connect with her, and as I read this for the first time, I found myself already thinking about re-reading it. Such a good sign. In this book, in Shauna, I have found a friend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie Larson | 12/3/2013

    " Good inspirational/thought-provoking book with each chapter being a new short-story or commentary on what to be thankful for or appreciative of in life. Great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reveleydb | 11/1/2013

    " LOVE love loving this so far... It's so honest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheridan | 7/3/2013

    " I enjoyed reading this book. The author shared some good stories about her life with interesting insights into the importance of enjoying the moment. I thought of friends who I wanted to share this book with as I was reading. I know they would benefit from the insights as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 4/1/2013

    " Several times while reading this book I told myself I'd reread it. To me this is the sign of an exceptional book, one that begs to be read again and again. Shauna Niequist writes from an honest, transparent place and with a wisdom that is rare in a young author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 1/25/2013

    " I'm not usually a fan of short essays, but the little glimpses into Niequist's life was refreshing. The book really taught me lessons about my own life and also was able to snap me into acknowledging the blessings I have. I enjoyed the book and will return to reading parts of it for a long time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bridget | 10/17/2012

    " I like her being down to earth and experiencing the troubles that we all have. Her chapters seem haphazard and unfinished. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emilie Henry | 9/25/2012

    " I love this author as well as her form of writing. Each chapter is separate and goes from lighthearted to something that challenges my theological nooks and crannies. I love that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam Mcdonald | 8/19/2012

    " I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! She is a gifted writer and I SO identify with so many of the things that she pens! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 8/3/2012

    " I loved every single minute of this book. It reminded me how glorious and wonderful the simple and small things really are. After reading this book I have found that I take pleasure in things I would have walked right past before. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Whitney | 3/28/2012

    " Some chapters were more poignant than others. In the beginning her voice and style was refreshing, but by the end I was not as enthralled. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelsey | 7/29/2011

    " This book was good for my soul. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerri | 5/11/2011

    " i read this before i became a christian and it was a great read. i love the realness she puts into each of her stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 5/3/2011

    " This is n ongoing read. It is a series of essays which are very descriptive and warm the heart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 3/28/2011

    " Wonderful, wonderful! I will be reading the second one soon! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 3/5/2011

    " I particularly enjoyed her essays related to pregnancy, childbirth, and art. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 1/8/2011

    " I liked this ok but I didn't finish. Was good. Not spectacular. It's been recommended to me by so many people... I expected more but wasn't as moved by it as I thought I would be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/1/2011

    " I absolutely love this book and Shauna's writing. She's honest and funny and makes the reader feel like she's sitting right next to them having a conversation. She's writes as if you already know each other and are old friends catching up.

    Love and love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 12/26/2010

    " Such an honest writer, easy to relate to, very refreshing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 11/17/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book - it's like stream-of-consiousness writing which doesn't always work but she has a unique way of looking at life. Shows how to put God in your life every day. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hope | 10/21/2010

    " Just didn't grab me, so I didn't read the whole thing. Didn't care for the voice, and the few entries I read didn't strike me as particularly insightful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melody | 10/9/2010

    " Good essays...I didn't realize her dad is Bill hybels until after I finished the book...wish she would have elaborated more on the situation that caused her to leave her position.
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About the Author
Author Shauna NiequistShauna Niequist is the author of Cold Tangerines and Bread & Wine. She grew up in Barrington, Illinois, and then studied English and French literature at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. As an author and blogger, Shauna writes about the beautiful and broken moments of everyday life—friendship, family, faith, food, marriage, love, babies, books, celebration, heartache, and all the other things that shape us, delight us, and reveal to us the heart of God. Shauna is married to Aaron, who is a pianist and songwriter, and they live outside Chicago with their sons, Henry and Mac.