The Gift of Restlessness: A Spirituality for Unsettled Seasons

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About the Author

Casey Tygrett is a speaker and the director of spiritual direction practice for Soul Care, which helps church and nonprofit leaders restore health to their souls. He is the author of Becoming Curious and The Practice of Remembering and is the host of the otherWISE podcast. Tygrett holds an MDiv and a DMin in spiritual formation from Lincoln Christian Seminary. He and his family live in south suburban Chicago.


"Christians seeking an extra push on their spiritual quests should take a look." --Publishers Weekly

"As the author writes about 'the little graces hidden' in the seasons of our lives, I found myself encountering hidden graces on nearly every page. This book is honest and raw and real, unafraid to wade into the waters of restlessness, to help us understand that it is not a pain to be avoided but a gift to be received. And because the writer was unafraid, I felt myself becoming less afraid and more welcoming of something I once feared, but now see as an ally in my formation." --James Bryan Smith, author of The Good and Beautiful God

"Perhaps you, too, need a reset for the restlessness of your soul; a new way of noting and noticing what God is up to in your life. If so, The Gift of Restlessness is the balm you've been looking for, and Casey is just the right guide." --Sean Palmer, pastor, speaker, and author of Speaking by the Numbers, Unarmed Empire, and Forty Days on Being a Three

"How can restlessness serve as a 'skilled leader' for my spiritual journey? What can I learn from the Lord's Prayer if I approach it as a 'prayer of the restless nomad'? Tygrett delves into these transformative questions with honesty, rigor, and grace. Drawing on both his own life experience and the richness of Scripture, Tygrett reimagines each line of the Lord's Prayer as a holy container, revealing the surprising ways in which restlessness, unsettledness, and even irritation can open us up to deep and lasting spiritual maturity. Rather than resisting restlessness, or judging it as unholy, Tygrett invites us to listen to our dissatisfactions with curiosity, patience, and wonder." --Debie Thomas, columnist for The Christian Century and author of Into the Mess and Other Jesus Stories

"What Casey Tygrett does with this book provides language for a vital and deeply human aspect of spiritual practice. The Gift of Restlessness sets readers free to be fully human in our pursuit of God, rather than feel like we have to transcend our humanity in order to be spiritual." --Justin McRoberts, author of Sacred Strides

"Are seasons of wilderness and restlessness gifts or curses? Are they something to be avoided, overcome, or embraced as a path toward authentic growth and wholeness? In The Gift of Restlessness, Casey Tygrett turns the standard answer I've encountered in Christian teaching on its head and suggests--no, demonstrates, through his own life--that restlessness is not only a common and persistent spiritual state but it's also a gift. Tygrett meets us at the trailheads of six common restless-adjacent questions arising in our lives and walks with us as we live in a now-and-not-yet state with hope, joy, and curiosity." --Jeff Crosby, author of The Language of the Soul

"In The Gift of Restlessness, Casey Tygrett comes alongside us as a refreshing 'non-anxious presence, ' a companion amid a tension-filled journey. Tygrett offers us wisdom and comfort out of a deep well. He helps us gently 'interrogate what is' in places of restlessness and anxiety, and shows us how it is possible to live, and even flourish 'between wild beasts and angels.' I, for one, need wise ones like Tygrett to help anchor me in a world full of cacophonous voices inside and outside of the church--voices that lead me away from the good, true, and beautiful toward the counterfeit. This is a beautiful book, born of hard-won insight, and written in such a way that clearly demonstrates Tygrett is a seasoned spiritual director." --Marlena Graves, author of the Way Up Is Down and Forty Days on Being a Nine