Small Beginnings, A Journey to the Impossible

Small Beginnings, A Journey to the Impossible

Small Beginnings, A Journey to the Impossible

Take a step forward. Enjoy the process. Dare to listen to God’s Voice and hope for the impossible.

In Small Beginnings, Sara Thurman, artist, author, and founder of a Christian business called Acts 1:8 Blessings, pens her inspiring true story of becoming an artist by pursuing God’s calling. Sara shares how her creative path intertwines with our impossible journey by giving hope to what seems unreachable. Small Beginnings is anchored on Sara’s belief that we all have an innate ability to create and it will teach you how to discover and focus on your gifts to build a life and work full of purpose.

This woven tapestry of devotional stories and testimonies gives light to the steps she took to reach goals beyond her wildest dreams. For more than 56 years, this former teacher and public school administrator never considered herself an artist. Sara had never taken a single art class. After believing the truth of a new identity spoken over her, she began to paint and sell her faith-based art. In two short years, she has painted and sold over 800 pieces of Christian inspired art. 

Sara writes as if you two are talking in her living room or art studio. These poignant and relatable stories go beyond the art world. She will have you laughing, crying, and believing you, too, can reach the impossible and be a servant of God.


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I love this book and the freedom it creates.
Such a powerful message of hope in the process.
This memoir of becoming an artist will encourage you to take the next steps in your life, no matter how small. Has B&W and color pictures. Stories from the author’s life woven together in a story only God could write. Reading the book for a second time!
Like an exquisite meal, don’t rush through and miss savoring the nuggets of wisdom in “Small Beginnings”. From the moment I started reading Sara’s story, I could see my own story unfolding. The writer’s stories compel us to believe we are who God says we are. We are His created and He has big plans for us. Our part is to be faithful and take those steps of faith. “Small Beginnings” inspires me to spend more personal time with God so I can hear His voice with clarity. This book will empower you to take bold steps in God’s creative purpose for your own life story.

BIBLE STUDY DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. Based on the title, subtitle and chapter titles, as well as the introduction or foreword, what central idea is the author addressing in the book?

  2. Did you feel the personality of the author throughout the book? How did this affect your experience?

  3. What Bible story or references support the thoughts of the book? Were references listed?

  4. Did the references encourage you to delve deeper into the topic? What did you learn from the Scripture references?

  5. Did you draw conclusions from the reading that promoted a change of behavior? If so, as a Christian, how do you implement your desired changes? Does the author outline a plan of action for your assistance?

  6. How frequently do you encounter the problems or issues outlined in this book? How often do you feel you will come back to this book in the future?

  7. Did the work make you want to keep turning the pages? What features of the book were most interesting to you and captivated your attention?

  8. Does the author create a core call to action in the book? Where did you feel that call to action the most? What do you personally plan to do about it?

  9. Are there specific passages that especially resonated with you? What did you highlight or underline? Do you have any dog-eared pages?

  10. What new revelations or thoughts did you received that were helpful to you? Did the author point to a Scripture passage that was new or unfamiliar to you? Did you feel that your knowledge of the topic expanded?

  11. What was the overall tone of the book? What part or parts of this book did you find encouraging? Can you list some adjectives that describe your overall impression?

  12. What was your main takeaway? Or could you share a couple takeaways?

  13. Were visuals of any kind included in the book? Did they help you understand the author’s journey more clearly?

  14. Did you know anything about the author before reading this book? Would you want to read other books by this author? Why or why not?

  15. What was your favorite quote in the book and why?


BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. Based on the title, subtitle and chapter titles, as well as the introduction or foreword, what central idea is the author addressing in the book?

  2. Did you feel the personality of the author throughout the book? How did this affect your experience?

  3. Did the references encourage you to delve deeper into the topic? What did you learn from the Scripture references?

  4. How frequently do you encounter the problems or issues outlined in this book? How often do you feel you will come back to this book in the future?

  5. Did the work make you want to keep turning the pages? What features of the book were most interesting to you and captivated your attention?

  6. How did the book make you feel? Do you feel different than you did before you read it?

  7. Does the author create a core call to action in the book? Where did you feel that call to action the most? What do you personally plan to do about it?

  8. Are there specific passages Sara wrote about her personal journey that especially resonated with you? What did you highlight or underline? Do you have any dog-eared pages?

  9. What was the overall tone of the book? What part or parts of this book did you find encouraging? Can you list some adjectives that describe your overall impression?

  10. What was your main takeaway? Or could you share a couple takeaways?

  11. Were visuals of any kind included in the book? Did they help you understand the author’s journey more clearly?

  12. Did you know anything about the author before reading this book? Would you want to read other books by this author? Why or why not?

  13. What was your favorite quote in the book and why?

  14. If you could ask Sara Thurman one thing about her book or life story, what would it be?