About This Book
In each of the many vital roles you fill as a woman, you take your responsibilities seriously–but lately you’ve begun to wonder, “Where’s the joy?” Perhaps you’re feeling trapped in an energy-sapping cycle of “musts,” burdened by to-do lists, relationship challenges, and endless expectations. You find yourself grasping for the life you “should” have while missing out on the beauty of what is.
If you yearn to recapture a sense of passion and purpose, here’s the hope you’ve been waiting for. Author, speaker, and singer Kathy Troccoli believes that life is full of rich gifts just waiting to be opened, but many women are missing out on the joy and adventure of living to the fullest.
Drawing on her own discoveries in embracing what her Italian-American family would call la dolce vita, the sweet life, she offers seven simple yet surprisingly effective practices to reenergize your life and your faith. These seven celebrations will awaken your heart and romance your soul, opening your eyes to God’s lavish gifts and seasoning your spirit with hopeful expectation.
Don’t wait another day. Dare to reach beyond mere routine and grab hold of a rich, passionate life. It’s time to Live Like You Mean It.
From the Hardcover edition.
Praise for Live Like You Mean It
Live Like You Mean It is the feel-good book of the season–filled with vital girlfriend chatter and other melodious matters of a woman’s heart. Kathy’s deep, rich, honest voice is matched by her radiant spiritual vigor for life! Enjoy!
–Patsy Clairmont, Women of Faith Speaker, Author I Grew Up Little
“It is a tragedy when we fail to live our one, glorious life for someone or something less than Jesus. I know of no one I respect more for living a rich, full, passionate, and Christ-centered life than Kathy Troccoli. She invites us to the strength of faithfulness and the glorious sensuality of love. This is a book to savor as you marvel at the life God has created for you to live.”
–Dan B. Allender PhD, president, Mars Hill Graduate School, author, The Wounded Heart and To Be Told
“If there is anyone who swallows life in great gulps, it’s Kathy Trocolli. It’s not just that she’s Italian — though, I admit, that helps — but also that she has chosen to follow a God that is not risk-free, but who promises a life of abondanza, as Kathy would say. The great news, as this delightful book shows us, is that a fully alive life is not just an Italian party, it’s for the Irish, too, and the Russian, German, Japanese, Iranian, and…”
–Gloria Gaither, lyricist, author, speaker
“Kathy Troccoli lives life to the fullest. Whether singing to the masses in sold-out concerts or reaching out to children in remote African villages, Kathy seeks to bless others and, as she describes, ‘to absorb the glory of every moment.’ She not only absorbs it, she exudes it. Her stirring words will inspire readers to seize the life of passion, romance, and adventure that Christ freely offers.”
–James Robison, president and founder, LIFE Outreach International
“From her colorful Italian heritage to her present worldwide ministry, Kathy Troccoli is one of the finest, most enjoyable talents on stage today. With warmth, humor, charm, and incredible giftedness, my wonderful friend steals your heart. But there’s so much more. She loves God, people, and life. Read all about it in Live Like You Mean It.”
—Luci Swindoll, speaker and author of I Married Adventure
Reading this book is like opening a box full of love letters. Kathy’s passion for God spills off every page as she describes the richness of life He has given her. Live Like You Mean It is honest, unguarded, funny, and extremely inspirational as Kathy encourages all of us to experience how wonderful life can be if we trust God completely. I believe she means it.
– R. Martin Coleman, Chief Operating Officer, FamilyNet Television
“You’ll search a long time before you find a sweeter heart, deeper faith, and better communicator than Kathy Troccoli. I’ve known her more than a decade–she’s a fresh voice for these tough times.”
– Max Lucado, best-selling author of It’s Not About Me, When God Whispers Your Name, and other books
From the Hardcover edition.