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Come Matter Here: Your Invitation to Be Here in a Getting There World

Come Matter Here: Your Invitation to Be Here in a Getting There World

Come Matter Here: Your Invitation to Be Here in a Getting There World

Come Matter Here: Your Invitation to Be Here in a Getting There World


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Come Matter Here is a call to stop putting your life on hold until "someday" and start digging your heels into the here and now to build the life God has designed for you.

Life is scary. Adulting is hard. When faced with the challenges of building a life of your own, it's all too easy to stake your hope and happiness in "someday." But what if the dotted lines on the map at your feet today mattered just as much as the destination you dream of?

Hannah Brencher, TED Talk speaker and founder of The World Needs More Love Letters, thought Atlanta was her destination. Yet even after she arrived, she found herself in the same old chase for the next best thing…somewhere else. And it left her in a state of anxiety and deep depression.

Our hyper-connected era has led us to believe life should be a highlight reel—where what matters most is perfect beauty, instant success, and ready applause. Yet, as Hannah learned, nothing about faith, relationships, or character is instant. So she took up a new mantra: be where your feet are. Give yourself a permission slip to stop chasing the next big thing, and come matter here. Engage the process as much as you trust the God who lovingly leads you.

If you are tired of running away from your life or tired of running ragged toward the next thing you think will make you feel complete, Come Matter Here will help you do whatever it takes to show up for the life God has for you. Whether you need to make a brave U-turn, take a bold step forward, or finish the next lap with fresh courage, find fuel and inspiration for the journey right here.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310350842
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 521,856
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Hannah Brencher is an author, blogger, TED speaker, and entrepreneur. She founded The World Needs More Love Letters, a global community dedicated to sending letter bundles to those who need encouragement. Named as one of the White House’s “Women Working to Do Good” and a spokesperson for the United States Postal Service, Hannah has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Oprah, Glamour,, the Chicago Tribune, and more. Find Hannah at

Table of Contents

Foreword Jess Connolly 13

Before anything else 15

1 Be where your feet are 19

2 Build out of love instead 33

3 Occupy new space 41

4 Dig wide, dig deep 49

5 Walk in the valley 63

6 Say yes in the dark 74

7 Stay in the waiting room 83

8 Count your victories 95

9 Do what Dot did 103

10 Be here now 115

11 Evacuate the camp 126

12 Be the invitation 140

13 Find the church 149

14 Don't flush the fish 161

15 Read the red text 170

16 Ask all your questions 184

17 Starve the lions 193

18 Get out of the way 204

19 Thank your limp 213

20 Come matter here 225

Acknowledgments 235

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