Get Your Life Back
A REFRESHINGLY SIMPLE GUIDE TO RECOVER YOUR LIFE!In Get Your Life Back, New York Times bestselling author John Eldredge provides a practical, simple, and refreshing guide to taking your life back.By practicing a few wonder­fully simple practices—or what John calls “graces”—you can begin to recover your soul, disentangle from the tragedies of this broken world, and discover the restorative power of beauty.Ask yourself:                 Are you happy most of the time?Do you feel deeply loved?                                            Are you excited about your future? How often do you feel lighthearted?After reading this book you will… Learn how to insert the One Minute Pause into your dayBegin practicing “benevolent detachment” and truly let it all goOffer kindness toward yourself in the choices you makeDrink in the simple beauty available to you every dayTake realistic steps to unplug from technology overloadThese simple practices and others are ready for the taking. You don’t need to abandon your life to get it back. Begin restoring your life here and now. Your soul will thank you for it.

Get Your Life Back Details

TitleGet Your Life Back
Author
ReleaseFeb 11th, 2020
PublisherThomas Nelson
ISBN-139781400208661
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Self Help, Religion, Christianity, Christian, Faith

Get Your Life Back Review

  • Aaron Witsoe
    January 1, 1970
    This resource will be a gem for me long after its release date. My wife and I have already incorporated some of the simple steps to take our soul back in this “busy season”. Easy to read as always with Eldredge, and highly recommended. Stimulating and inspiring, but kind and benevolent with an understanding of what we are faced with in this time of history.
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  • Deitra
    January 1, 1970
    One of his best yet and clearly needed for our souls to learn how to breathe again in this technologically overindulgent world. I give this book my highest rating. Easy to read with lots of great suggestions on how to get our lives back.
  • Brian Wylie
    January 1, 1970
    A book filled with practical advice on surviving in the fast paced world we all find ourselves in today. I like that the practices are very accessible - this isn’t “go live in a cave” - it recognizes that we all live in this world and have to continue to function, so balance is essential.
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  • Chris
    January 1, 1970
    I was lucky enough to see an early copy of this book a coupe of months back and loved it. I admit I’m a steady fan of the author but this is one of his best. Specifically the topic here, an active defense against a world so determined to fragment my mind and soul at every opportunity, is especially timely. My wife and I started experimenting with the practices right away and we’re shocked to discover just how difficult it can be to find 1 minute of silence and focus, to say nothing of 30. Once I I was lucky enough to see an early copy of this book a coupe of months back and loved it. I admit I’m a steady fan of the author but this is one of his best. Specifically the topic here, an active defense against a world so determined to fragment my mind and soul at every opportunity, is especially timely. My wife and I started experimenting with the practices right away and we’re shocked to discover just how difficult it can be to find 1 minute of silence and focus, to say nothing of 30. Once I saw the reality of the diagnosis, the suggested practices to recover what’s nene lost have been life-saving,Great book John!
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  • Sean Duffy
    January 1, 1970
    An engaging practical easy and optimistic guide to overcoming all that the word throws at us all. Backed by data, John Eldridge combines his lifetime of ground breaking insight with anecdotes from his own life. Personal. Powerful. It will change your life and connect you to God in ways you never dreamed of. Order one for you and more for everybody you know
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  • Anna Dale
    January 1, 1970
    Such a beautiful read! I cannot emphasize enough how helpful and restful this was for me. A much needed, practical guide to listening to and caring for your soul in an age where we're expected to go through daily tasks and interactions with little to no transition or processing time. Please do your soul a kindness and pick up this book.
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  • Melanie Boudreau
    January 1, 1970
    I read Get Your Life Back as soon as I could get my hands on it. The intro is called “Rescue” and indeed this book is truly a rescue. It is extremely practical carving out masterful ways to live in this technology-driven world mindful of what our souls truly need. I find myself referring back to its wisdom often, being kind to myself in validation of my NEED for drinking in beauty, simply unplugging, allowing for transitions and caring for the neglected places in my soul. The chapter on I read Get Your Life Back as soon as I could get my hands on it. The intro is called “Rescue” and indeed this book is truly a rescue. It is extremely practical carving out masterful ways to live in this technology-driven world mindful of what our souls truly need. I find myself referring back to its wisdom often, being kind to myself in validation of my NEED for drinking in beauty, simply unplugging, allowing for transitions and caring for the neglected places in my soul. The chapter on benevolent detachment was especially insightful. Immersed in a church culture elevating the disciplines of the faith, this book returns the reader to the heart of the gospel, connection with the Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit. It is a lifeline showing us how, in a modern context, we can mindfully return to the hidden life of God in us— Christ in us, our Hope of glory. In addition to this excellent text, the author has also provided a companion app, proof he is not demonizing technology itself. I have found the free One Minute Pause Application for my phone to be a real God-send as I reorient daily surrendering everything and everyone to God— again. This is one of those books worthy of securing a place on my “annual read/remember this message” shelf.
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  • Josh Robinson
    January 1, 1970
    I've read a lot of books on rest, technology, limitations, and incorporating practices for the healing of the soul. This may be the best I've read. John does such a great job of weaving together timeless Christian wisdom, story telling, and application. I loved his transparency in the book, as well.If you're not a fan of John Eldredge, that's okay. One need not agree with Eldredge 100% in order to benefit from this book. There's something for everyone here. We all know that we live in a world I've read a lot of books on rest, technology, limitations, and incorporating practices for the healing of the soul. This may be the best I've read. John does such a great job of weaving together timeless Christian wisdom, story telling, and application. I loved his transparency in the book, as well.If you're not a fan of John Eldredge, that's okay. One need not agree with Eldredge 100% in order to benefit from this book. There's something for everyone here. We all know that we live in a world fine man. These practices are hugely life giving for those who are willing to invest the time and it then into practice. I've been putting some into practice consistently over the past week with almost immediate noticable differences.
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  • John Bergquist
    January 1, 1970
    I truly savored this book. When you get it, I recommend reading it very slowly. Don’t rush. I remember reading The Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster for the 1st time back in 96. It took me a full year but it was a year that changed my life. This book is like that. I’m so thankful for John Eldredge and Ransomed Heart Ministries for writing it. I believe this book will be as, if not more impactful, as his bestseller Wild at Heart. I plan to keep a couple of copies on hand to give out to I truly savored this book. When you get it, I recommend reading it very slowly. Don’t rush. I remember reading The Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster for the 1st time back in 96. It took me a full year but it was a year that changed my life. This book is like that. I’m so thankful for John Eldredge and Ransomed Heart Ministries for writing it. I believe this book will be as, if not more impactful, as his bestseller Wild at Heart. I plan to keep a couple of copies on hand to give out to friends who are faced with fragmentation and want a way back.
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  • Anne Miles
    January 1, 1970
    A rescueThis book. I didn't think I needed it, but then I downloaded the Pause app. Whoa. What a huge, life-giving thing. I dove in to this book and like so many of his, I'm going to have to read it again. And again. There is a forgetting. But right now having just read it? I feel encouraged. I have been given tools I desperately needed to carry on. It is wonderful. Excellent.Full of life.
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  • Jeff
    January 1, 1970
    TBH I wrote Eldredge off long ago when I read "Wild at Heart." But I was recently re-introduced to him by a friend. This book is one of the most practical and actually helpful books on caring for our souls I've read in a long time. Eldredge connects the dots well, this book is both simple and challenging in terms of actual practice for soul care and practices for everyday connection to God. Really enjoyed it and recommend it.
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  • David
    January 1, 1970
    His best book since Waking the Dead. This Clarion call addresses technology in light of Christian disciplines. With tools like the One Minute Pause, getting back to nature, and new nueroscience on our unhappiness due to oversaturation of media. I've enjoyed it so much I've already given out half a dozen copies. Highly recommend.
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  • Kevin Harris
    January 1, 1970
    Good for the SoulIt has been several years since I’d read Eldredge, but I’m so glad I came back with this one. Spiritually rich and incredibly practical, Eldredge challenges us to slow our souls down and to replenish our spirits.
  • Jon Barr
    January 1, 1970
    Recommended to me by Rebekah Rhoades.Excellent treatment on the speed of modern life and how we can fight back (though that implies more violence than Eldredge suggests).Many great takeaways. His app about taking daily pauses is one of my favorites.
  • Julie
    January 1, 1970
    Incredible book! I recommend reading it slowly, and very thoughtfully. It is a respite for the soul.
  • Joseph Rooney
    January 1, 1970
    One of his best
  • Aandrian
    January 1, 1970
    This one is a Keeper and should be periodically re-read.
  • HilndLord
    January 1, 1970
    This is what I’ve come to expect from John Eldredge. It’s an easy-reading book of sound advice on common-sense spirituality. This is Christian “mindfulness” that makes sense and works.
  • Cherish
    January 1, 1970
    This is a book everyone must read as everyone can relate to how our world and technology has depleted our soul. Just reading it I felt lighter and more alive. Great research but also practical tools to indeed get your life back.
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