"Many books promise a way through our most difficult life passages: grief, addiction, divorce, personal losses--and, yes, fires. Few prove their value. Jen Crow's book enters our own difficult places and emerges through them. We meet the tenacity of hope, the grit of the work, and the surprise of humor. It's all here. Take What You Need is a trustworthy spiritual guide for the difficult, good work ahead."
Take What You Need
Life Lessons after Losing Everything
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Jen Crow's transformation was triggered, quite literally, by a bolt of lightning. That jolt, which destroyed her home in a subsequent fire, forced her to consider what she really needed as she looked to rebuild her life.
In Take What You Need Crow opens new perspectives for all of us looking to understand our past, our unexpected suffering, our failures, so we too can begin charting a course forward--one drawn from resilience and hope. We see with the immediacy of someone who nearly lost it all that our possessions won't carry us. Our responses to the regrets, losses, separations, addictions, and unexpected twists and turns of our lives are shaped by the spiritual values that sustain us and the people who support us.
Crow invites us to explore the expected and unexpected turns our lives can take--and all the ways we can pay attention to what we truly need to survive the painful moments and live lives of meaning. Survival guide, spiritual companion, and a light in the dark, Take What You Need offers hope, humor, and real-life spiritual tools to meet the hardest moments of our lives.