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The lives we actually have : 100 blessings for imperfect day  Cover Image Book Book

The lives we actually have : 100 blessings for imperfect day / Kate Bowler and Jessica Richie.

Bowler, Kate, (author.). Richie, Jessica, (author.).


We live in a world that demands relentless perfection. Happy marriages and easy friendships. Bucket list-level adventures and matching family photos. But what if our actual lives don't feel very #blessed? Might our everyday existence be worthy of a blessing too? Even an average Tuesday? Kate Bowler and Jessica Richie offer creative, faith-based blessings that center gratitude and hope while acknowledging our real, messy lives. Formatted like a prayer book, The Lives We Actually Have is an oasis and a landing spot for weary souls, with blessings that focus on the full range of human moments: garbage days, lovely days, grief-stricken days, and even (especially) completely ordinary days. These heartfelt blessings are a chance to exhale when we feel everything from careworn to restless, devasted to bored. Let's have a reminder that we don't need to wait for perfect lives when we can bless the lives we actually have. -- From back cover.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593193709
  • ISBN: 0593193709
  • Physical Description: xxi, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Convergent Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2023]

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Formatted Contents Note:
Bless this ordinary life -- Bless this tired life -- Bless this lovely life -- Bless this grief-stricken life -- Bless this overwhelming life -- Bless this painful life -- Bless this garbage life -- Bless the lives of others -- Bless this beautiful, limited life -- Bless this holy life.
Subject: Gratitude > Quotations, maxims, etc.
Spiritual life.
Genre: Meditations.

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Crawford County Library-Steelville 179.9 BOW (Text) 33431000743649 New Non-Fiction Available -

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