Take What You Need: Life Lessons after Losing Everything

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Broadleaf Books
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5.1 X 7.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author
Jen Crow serves as Senior Minister at the First Universalist Church of Minneapolis. She is the founder of Wellspring, a Unitarian Universalist program of spiritual deepening used across the country. Her commitment to recovery, spirituality, transformative love, and authenticity is at the center of her life and work. She lives with her wife and two amazing kids in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

"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." --Amy Frykholm, author of Wild Woman: A Footnote, the Desert, and My Quest for an Elusive Saint

"Jen Crow's story is hilariously, heartbreakingly, authentically her own, and she offers it to us as a map for survival of our own split-second life-changing moments, our own crises, our own shipwrecks. It is grounded and wise companionship for those times when we need it most." --Rev. Meg Riley, co-moderator of the Unitarian Universalist Association and editor of Shelter in This Place: Meditations on 2020

"I am strongly opposed to the idea that things happen for a reason; however, I do believe that many important meanings can be made from things that happen. Jen Crow has given us a great gift with this book: the lesson of how to look at things that happened and choose to find healing and growth from them." --Julica Hermann de la Fuente, director of Transformation and Liberation Ministries at First Universalist Church of Minneapolis

"Crow's is a warm and insistent authorial voice that never deigns to romanticize or discount the depth of our pain yet consistently finds the humor and grace within it all. She has an uncannily adept eye for the metaphorical power of the everyday, weaving the stuff that fills our lives into a narrative arc that reminds us of life's persistent, absurd, and heartbreaking reasons to hope." --Nancy Ladd, minister and author of After the Good News