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By Christy Nockels
A Multnomah Hardcover | On Sale 2/16/21 “Is your soul tired and worn out? Do you need a new way to live? Christy Nockels is a gentle, strong voice shepherding us into a fuller life with Jesus at the very center. This book will restore your weary soul.”
—Jennie Allen, New York Times bestselling author of Get Out of Your Head and founder and visionary of IF:Gathering
“What if I told you living from your Belovedness changes everything?” asks worship leader, singer-songwriter, and podcaster Christy Nockels. “That it could unfold the true you
as well as give you an unimagined capacity to be about the things of God and the life you’ve longed for.”
In her debut book The Life You Long For: Learning to Live from a Heart of Rest
Nockels takes readers on her journey from a chronically overscheduled life as a touring artist and mother to a place where she started living from
God, not just for
“There is such a place, and I’m grateful beyond words that God called me to it, to be able to experience the catapulting capacity of His rest,” writes Nockels. “It was here that I discovered what He truly requires of me and also what He doesn’t. I was also blown away to discover that in finding true rest in God, I’d watch Him unfold the life I was longing for in a way that I could never have dreamed or planned.”
In The Life You Long For,
Nockels shares insights from her 15-year experience, beginning with the calling to lay down her ministry for a season. Throughout, Nockels demonstrates what it means to live a life of empowering surrender. With exquisite imagery and rich biblical insights, she shows the path of deep soul transformation, which is illuminated by the matchless love of God.
Nockels uses the image of a target to illustrate how most of us live from the outer rings of the target, caught up in the hustle and striving demanded by our culture. Through stories and scripture, Nockels helps readers discover living from the bullseye, the center of God’s love, and then outward, leading to the peace, contentment and rest they desire. LIVING INSIDE OUT:
(bullseye): We start each day from our place in God’s heart as His Beloved child. We live out our gospel story, allowing Christ’s life to live through us as we “re-present” Him to the world.
(center ring): We live out from God’s love and “see and sing over” those He has placed in our path. We fight for the “Belovedness” of others by welcoming them into our “familiar with the Father.”
(outer ring): We live in our fullest, God-capacity, which is Christ in us, together with the family of God, showing God’s love to a barren world.
With irresistible warmth and grace, The Life You Long For
calls readers to step fully into the life they didn’t even realize they had been seeking, as they find their highest calling not in a duty to uphold, but in a beautiful identity to live out.