How do you hold onto and grow your faith through life's difficulties? Shauna Niequist can speak to us from experience, with a relatable voice that feels like a trusted friend.
A clear-eyed look at what happens when everything we've been clinging to falls apart--what we keep, what we let go, and how we're transformed along the way.
Just after her fortieth birthday, New York Times bestselling author Shauna Niequist found herself in a season of chaos, change, and loss unlike anything she'd ever experienced. She discovered that many of the beliefs and practices that had been useful up to that point no longer worked. After trying--and failing--to pull herself back up using the same old tools, she realized she required new ones: courage, curiosity, compassion, and self-compassion. She discovered the way through was more about questions than answers, more about forgiveness than force, more about tenderness than trying hard.
I Guess I Haven't Learned That Yet is a journey of both unlearning what is no longer helpful, embracing curiosity, and accepting the unknowns of midlife, heartbreak, and chronic pain. Niequist writes with characteristic candor and grace about the challenges and delights of a move from the Midwest to Manhattan, and also the challenges and delights of releasing our expectations for how we thought our lives would look.
Follow Niequist on her journey to understand grief, to reshape her faith, to practice courage when all she wanted to do was hide. This is a book about learning how to live in a new city, learning how to get back up, and learning how to trust God's goodness in a deeper way.
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About the Author
Shauna Niequist lives in Illinois with her husband Aaron, who is a worship leader, and their son Henry. She grew up at Willow Creek, then studied English and French literature at Westmont College, in Santa Barbara, California. She worked in Student Ministry at Willow Creek for five years and as the Creative Director at Mars Hill for three years. Shauna’s first book, Cold Tangerines, is a collection of essays about the extraordinary moments in our everyday lives.