Have you wandered from the life you want to live? Chrystal Evans Hurst shares raw and vulnerable stories from her own life to let you know how you too can find your way back after a few missteps.
What happens when a woman looks at herself in the mirror, lingering just a little longer than usual and realizes that she no longer recognizes the person staring back at her? What does she do when she sees that, somehow, her life has drifted away from all her original hopes, dreams, or plans?
Speaker, blogger, and writer Chrystal Evans Hurst wrote this book because she was that woman. One day she realized that she had somehow wandered from the life she was meant to live.
Chrystal since discovered that this moment of awareness happens to lots of women at different seasons of their lives. Poor decisions, a lack of intentionality or planning, or a long-term denial of deep hopes and dreams can leave a woman, old or young, reeling from the realization that she is lost, disappointed, or simply numb.
And she just needs encouragement.
This woman simply needs someone to hold her hand, cheer her on, and believe with her that she is still capable of being the person she intended to be.
Chrystal uses her poignant story of an early and unexpected pregnancy, as well as other raw and vulnerable moments in her life, to let readers know she understands what it's like to try and find your way after some missteps or decisions you didn't plan on. In She's Still There Chrystal emphasizes the importance of the personal process and the beauty of authentically sharing your journey one girlfriend to another. It’s a book of "me toos", reminders of the hoped for, and challenges for the path ahead - to find direction, purpose, and true satisfaction.
Also available: She's Still There DVD series and study guide.
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About the Author
Chrystal Evans Hurst is the bestselling author of She’s Still There and coauthor of Kingdom Woman with her father, Dr. Tony Evans. She reaches millions of women each year speaking at conferences, sharing on her blog and podcast, writing for Proverbs 31 Ministries, and teaching and leading women in her home church. In addition to her work in ministry, Chrystal works at home as the COO (Chief Operating Officer) of the Hurst household, cultivating hearts and commanding chaos. She is a mother of five and homeschools three boys around the kitchen table while hugging two adult girls, a son-in-love, and two grandchildren every chance she gets. Chrystal is grateful to share her life with her husband, Jessie. Keep up with Chrystal and her journey at Chrystal Evans Hurst.com.
Table of Contents
Foreword Priscilla Shirer 13
An Open Letter to My Reader 19
Part 1 Fight for Your Life
1 Break a Leg…or Two: You Area Masterpiece 23
2 Full-Blown Ugly Cry: You Are Okay 32
3 Gee out of the Middle of the Road: Own Your Story 41
4 Good Girl… His Girl: A Chapter from My Story 51
5 Hershey and the Highway: The Anatomy of a Drift 60
Part 2 Look at Your Life
6 An Episode from Adolescence: You Are a Soul 71
7 Double Blue Lines: Chronicle of a Collision 80
8 Precious Cargo: Carry Your Contents Carefully 89
9 GAIN Perspective: Look and Listen 96
10 Wake Up and Drive: Participate in the Process 104
11 Follow the Yellow Crumb Road: You Don't Have to Know It All 114
Part 3 Embrace Your Life
12 Sleeping by the Window: Nurturing Your Soul 127
13 A Labor of Love: Finding Purpose in Your Pain 139
14 Rockin' Hot Chocolate: Do What You Can with What You Have 149
15 An Answer, Not the Answer: The Process of Your Progress 158
Part 4 Develop Your Life
16 Dig Deep: Focus on the Finish 169
17 Analysis Paralysis: Make a Decision 177
18 Forty and Fat: Maintain Your Direction by Paying Attention 186
19 People, Places, and Things: Use Discernment 195
20 A Gift You Give Yourself: Exercise Discipline 207
21 Five to Seven Yellow Lines: Just Keep Going 218
Part 5 Encourage Your Life
22 Be Your Own Best Friend: Coach Yourself 229
23 The Monster in Your Mind: Coach Your Head 237
24 Swim against the Current: Coach Your Heart 246
25 Put a Little Sugar on It: Coach Your Hands 256
Part 6 Choose Your Life
26 Practice an Attitude of Gratitude: Choose Celebration 267
27 Run Your Race: Choose Freedom 278
28 The Great Cover-Up: Choose Honesty 285
29 The Sister Circle: Choose Community 292
30 The Butterfly Effect: Dare to Believe Change Is Possible 297
Closing Thoughts for My Reader 305
Gain a New Perspective: Personal Assessment 307