Open Boxes the gifts of living a full and connected life

Open Boxes the gifts of living a full and connected life

by Christine Organ


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634523660
Publisher: 220 Communications Publishing
Publication date: 12/08/2014
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Christine Organ grew up in a small town in Wisconsin. She is a double-Badger, having earned both her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently lives in suburban Chicago with her husband, two sons, two dogs, lizard, and fish. A pragmatic believer and hopeful optimist, Christine writes about faith, love, and the human condition. She writes at and has appeared on Headline News (a division of CNN). Her work also appears on Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Patheos, Mamalode, and RELEVANT.

What People are Saying About This

Michelle DeRusha

Christine Organ not only talks about faith and spirituality, she lives it, digging into each experience with a contagious curiosity and passion." --Michelle DeRusha, author of Spiritual Misfit: A Memoir of Uneasy Faith

Margaret Placentra Johnston

Gifted in the use of delightful analogies, Organ transforms even the messiest moments of everyday life into windows opening outward toward grace, wonder and miracles. --Margaret Placentra Johnston, award winning author of Faith Beyond Belief: Stories of Good People Who Left Their Church Behind

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Open Boxes the gifts of living a full and connected life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tender, honest, poignant: reading Christine Organ's Open Boxes is like having a long, deep conversation with a good friend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Open Boxes is a must read! This book encourages you to see the extraordinary in the ordinary, find grace in chaos, and encourages us all to appreciate what you have, and to try and be a better person every day, in easy and practical ways. I like to read a chapter before bed or first thing in the morning, and then reflect on it as I go about my day, and try to incorporate the lessons and be a better person, in simple ways, every day. I bought one for all of my friends for Christmas, it's a great gift and a great way to start a new year, being inspired to live a fuller and more connected life!
Michelle_DeRusha More than 1 year ago
I love the way Christine Organ writes with such realness and authenticity. She takes the everyday, ordinary moments of her life, and she transforms them into stories every one of us can relate to. I appreciate, too, how she doesn't avoid the messy moments, but instead, walks right through them and finds unexpected grace around the corner. Journey with Christine and find grace in the parking lot of Old Navy, wonder in quantum physics and ordinary miracles every step of the way. This is a book you will savor and delight in, and one you are sure to return to again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful read (or gift) for anyone trying to practice grace, mindfulness, gratitude, generosity and compassion.  The author shares her intentions and describes through personal stories the road she is taking toward living out those intentions.  A beautiful collection of personal experiences tethered to favored quotations from both the world's great and lesser known thinkers.  Less of a "you should" and more of a "you can/I do and here is how".  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully written book that really fosters self-reflection while reading.  So many stories that are relatable to everyone's life.  The book was really inspirational because it focused on using strength from within and grace to get over obstacles that are experienced throughout life.
AngieSM More than 1 year ago
Such an insightful and touching book! A great read with so many relatable stories and reminders to stay open to all life throws your way. I look forward to giving this as a gift to family and friends!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved reading this book and will read it again and again. So many of the stories have stuck with me and I reflect on them daily. There is definitely a story in the book that everyone can relate to. A great read that I will be reading again!