Break Free from Survival Mode: 7 Ways to Thrive through Hard Times

Break Free from Survival Mode: 7 Ways to Thrive through Hard Times

by Niki Hardy

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While we're not promised an easy life, we are promised an abundant one, and that abundance doesn't come in spite of our pain—it comes in the midst of it. Drawing on her own journey, stories of others whose lives have shattered, and lessons from often-forgotten women of Scripture, Hardy offers you seven practical tools for breaking free from survival mode, recapturing an abundant life, and thriving no matter how broken life seems.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800741167
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/11/2022
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,131,972
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Niki Hardy is a speaker and writer whose work has appeared in Christian Today and Living by Design Ministries and on Premier Radio. After leaving corporate life in London, she trained as a teacher at Kings College, London, before studying theology at Wycliffe, Oxford. She and her husband moved their family to the United States to plant CityChurch in Charlotte, North Carolina, where they now live with their three kids. Learn more at

Table of Contents

I'm Sorry You're Here … No Wait, I Take That Back 11

Part 1 Finding Solid Ground

1 Rubbish We Believe When the Poop Hits the Fan 23

It's all my fault, God's angry, and now he's vanished

2 The Truth We Need When Our World Is Rocked 36

Life doesn't have to be pain-free to be full

3 Practice Makes Better, Not Perfect 54

Part 2 Learning to Breathe Again

4 Choose Brave 65

It doesn't have to be big

5 Trust God 81

He's got impeccable credentials

6 Find Community 99

Thriving is a team sport

7 Be Vulnerable 114

Stiff upper lips need ChapStick

8 Embrace the Journey 128

Even the detours, diversions, and dead ends

9 Practice Gratitude 145

For the rubble, not just the rubies

10 Reach Out 162

It might just save you

Part 3 Keep Calm and Breathe On

11 Now What? 181

Have tools, will travel

The Thriver's Manifesto 191

Gifts 193

From me to you, with love

Resources 195

Where can I find help with …?

Acknowledgments 197

Because I can't fit a hundred names on the cover

Notes 201

Who said what, where

About the Author 205

Niki's sensible(ish) bio

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