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You're Invited to Savor Some Grace Today
What do you do when everyone expects you to be amazing...and you've got nothing left to give? It's an issue all busy women share—that pressure to always be a go-getter when sometimes all you want to do is get going (and stay gone for a long time). Join author and speaker Stacey Thacker as she walks you through God's mercies and shows you how to...
- identify what's dragging you down so you can find the specific encouragement you need
- increase your trust in Jesus by learning practical ways to rest when you're depleted
- accept the invitation to see God big when you're fresh out of amazing
Whether you're short on time, energy, motivation, hope, or all of the above, only one thing can bring your weary spirit back to life: Jesus.
|Publisher:||Harvest House Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)|
About the Author
Stacey Thacker is a wife and the mother of four girls. The author of five books, she is a Bible teacher with a passion to connect with women and encourage them in their walks with God. You can find her blogging at staceythacker.com and hanging out on Instagram and Twitter @staceythacker—usually with a cup of coffee in her hand.
Table of Contents
Foreword Sara Hagerty 11
Part 1 Hello, Fresh-Out-of-Amazing Girl 15
1 Can This Fresh-Out-of-Amazing Girl Live? 21
2 Burdened and Busy 37
3 She's Amazing and I'm Not 51
4 I Feel Like My Dreams Have Died 67
5 Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire 79
6 When You've Lost Your Song in the Valley of Bitterness 95
Part 2 The Invitation 115
7 Wrestling 117
8 Watch and Wait 131
9 Write It Down 145
10 Worship: Even If… I Still Will 159
11 P.S. Take Mercy 175
The LOL Mini-Challenge 195
Study Guide for Small Groups 197
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I didn’t realize how much I needed this book until I started reading it. I’ve been plodding along for over twenty years—taking care of my family and working since my youngest son started kindergarten. My husband, for years, had a job that pretty much guaranteed that I had to take care of almost everything: driving kids to activities, making appointments and then making sure they got there. I also pay the bills, do the taxes, cut everyone’s hair, buy the groceries and make the kind of meals my mother—who never worked made. Did I say I was tired? Even though I often feel fresh out of amazing, and at times like I can’t continue like this for another day, I manage to. Not that I am always happy about it. This book gave me some much needed encouragement as well as the opportunity to spend some time with another person who feels like I do. I think there are occasions in our lives, when we all need a book like this.
I usually archive books on my Nook when I'm done reading, but this one will not be archived. I can see that I'll be going back to it again and again. I highlighted so much that I want to go back and think about more. A much-needed "you're not alone" kind of book. Side note: I had never read the book of Habakkuk and Stacey's take on this has inspired me to read another book in the Bible that is more obscure...now to pick one!
Stacey's writing makes you feel like you're sitting down chatting with a friend over a cup of coffee. Her voice rings of authenticity and honesty, sharing personal stories and struggles. As a result, Fresh Out of Amazing is so relatable and encouraging -- the "Me, too!" so many women need to hear to know they're not alone in whatever circumstances they find themselves in. She weaves biblical truth throughout the telling of her own life experiences, diving into the stories of Hannah, Ruth and Naomi, Mary and Martha, Habakkuk, and more. I think all women feel "fresh out of amazing" at one point or another -- this book is for all of us!
Have you heard someone say, "It's like the author new exactly what I was thinking,"? Yes! This book. She new exactly what I was thinking. Author Stacy Thacker brings out what so many of us are feeling and reminds us how our amazing God is never fresh out even when we feel we are. I would definitely recommend this book no matter what season you're in, feeling amazing or fresh out, because you may encounter someone who is fresh out and in this crazy life we all have our moments. It's so good to know we're not alone.