Growing Slow: Lessons on Un-Hurrying Your Heart from an Accidental Farm Girl

Growing Slow: Lessons on Un-Hurrying Your Heart from an Accidental Farm Girl

by Jennifer Dukes Lee
Growing Slow: Lessons on Un-Hurrying Your Heart from an Accidental Farm Girl

Growing Slow: Lessons on Un-Hurrying Your Heart from an Accidental Farm Girl

by Jennifer Dukes Lee


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Enter a simpler way of living by unhurrying your heart, embracing the relaxed rhythms of nature, and discovering the meaningful gift of growing slow.

We long to make a break from the fast pace of life, but if we're honest, we're afraid of what we'll miss if we do. Yet when going big and hustling hard leaves us stressed, empty, and out of sorts, perhaps this can be our cue to step into a far more satisfying, sustainable pace. In this crafted, inspiring read, beloved author Jennifer Dukes Lee offers a path to unhurried living by returning to the rhythm of the land and learning the ancient art of Growing Slow.

Jennifer was once at breaking point herself, and tells her story of rude awakening to the ways her chosen lifestyle of running hard, scaling fast, and the neverending chase for results was taking a toll on her body, heart, and soul. But when she finally gave herself permission to believe it takes time to grow good things, she found a new kind of freedom. With eloquent truths and vivid storytelling, Jennifer reflects on the lessons she learned from living on her fifth-generation family farm and the insights she gathered from the purposeful yet never rushed life of Christ. Growing Slow charts a path out of the pressures of bigger, harder, faster, and into a more rooted way of living where the growth of good things is deep and lasting.

Following the rhythms of the natural growing season, Growing Slow will help you:

  • Find the true relief that comes when you stop running and start resting in Jesus
  • Learn practices for unhurrying your heart and mind every day
  • Let go of the pressure and embrace the small, good things already bearing fruit in your life
  • And engage slow growth through reflection prompts and simple application steps

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310360438
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 05/11/2021
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 296,607
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Dukes Lee lives on the fifth-generation Lee family farm in Iowa, where she and her husband are raising crops, pigs, and two beautiful humans. She writes books, loves queso, and enjoys singing too loudly to songs with great harmony. Once upon a time, she didn’t believe in Jesus; now he’s her CEO. Find Jennifer at www.Jennifer Dukes and on Instagram at @Jennifer Dukes Lee.

Table of Contents

Ready, Set, Slow: An Introduction xiii

Part 1 Spring Planting

1 Permission to Be Un-Spectacular 1

2 We Are All Farmers 17

3 We Are Also Fields 29

4 The Ancient Way of Growing Slow 39

5 Letting Go of Expectations 51

6 You Are Not Falling Behind 61

Part 2 Summer Growth

7 Built to Last 73

8 The Little Things Are the Big Things 85

9 What It All Comes Down To 93

10 Good Fences 103

11 The One Where We Grow Slow with Friends 113

Part 3 Autumn Harvest

12 When a Dream Dies 125

13 You Are Allowed to Change 137

14 The Thing We're Most Afraid Of 147

15 The Bleacher People 157

Part 4 Winter Rest

16 How to Grow in the Dark 169

17 The Slow, Healing Work of God 179

18 The Five Things We Can't Afford to Forget 191

19 A Time to Dance 205

20 Heaven Looks like a Farm 215

Acknowledgments 223

Notes 227

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