Paying Attention to What Matters Most in a World That's Pulling You Apart

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What If There Is More to Life than What You're Living?

You've felt it--the underlying anxiety that you're missing out on the good life. So you zone out, swipe up, slim down, work hard, and spin in circles trying to get it.

Anjuli Paschall calls it carpe diem syndrome--the fear of not living life to the fullest.

But the full life isn't found by chasing it. It's found by coming awake to it.

As she puts it: "I want to be awake. I don't want to nervously navigate my life one to-do list, email, and espresso shot at a time. When my life comes to a slow halt, I want to know I savored the small moments and watched the sky change color. I want to know I didn't rush through life but received it. I want to know I came to peace with my weaknesses, loved people fearlessly, and walked with God faithfully. I hope I gave in to the audacious belief that I was loved and, miraculously, even liked."

And now, Anjuli casts a compelling vision for you to live a soul-awake life too.

The invitation might be as gentle as a song--or as abrupt as a rooster's crow--but God is always waking you up. You can have the life you really want, and you don't have to lose your soul trying to get it.

Breathe in. Breathe out. Full life is right here.


"Awake is an invitation to let go of expectations for the life you think you should be living and instead abide with Christ, trusting that He really is writing the best story. Anjuli's appeal to wake up to the presence of God is a sweet reminder of truth for women of all ages."

Ruth Chou Simons, Wall Street Journal bestselling author, artist, and founder of

"A breath of fresh air for the one who feels heavy, hopeless, or held up in a waiting room for something new to begin. In the pages of Awake, you will feel a new sense of hope and a gracious dose of courage. Vulnerable and brave, refreshing and real, Anjuli shares profound stories and insights that will help you stop waiting for your life to start and instead discover the full life in Jesus Christ that's available to you today."

Hosanna Wong, international speaker, spoken-word artist, and bestselling author of How (Not) to Save the World

"Anjuli is the gentle whisper in a loud world, reminding us that it's okay if we slow down, pause even, to wake up to the lives we're living. If you're afraid to get quiet with yourself and ask yourself the hard questions you've been avoiding with busyness, this is the book for you. Don't go the journey alone, don't let the guilt suck you in, don't let fear hold you back from discovering and uncovering not only who you are but who you are becoming. You have a purpose; let these pages remind you of what it is."

Jenna Kutcher, host of the Goal Digger podcast

"Anjuli, in a way that only she is gifted to do, has called us into a sacred space--once again--to lay aside false belief for truth. This is the reset message we need."

Kennesha N. Buycks, author and owner of Restoration House

"This book feels like getting to have a long conversation with a dear friend. Anjuli Paschall's honesty is a healing gift."

K.J. Ramsey, licensed professional counselor and author of This Too Shall Last

"In her book Awake, Anjuli Paschall invites us to embrace the divine within the mundane and often chaotic moments of our lives. I've always admired the way that Anjuli laces her words together to deliver piercing truths that soothe my weary soul. This book has awakened my heart to the beauty of God's tender presence in every moment of my life. Especially the moments that I'd rather sleep through."

Cassandra Speer, vice president of Her True Worth

"In a world that constantly urges us to do and be more, Awake feels like a long drink of cool water on a hot day. Anjuli's words bring refreshment because she isn't prescribing a list of things to wake up and do. Rather, she is reminding me to wake up to God and all the good He has in store for me. It's a message we need now more than ever."

Greta Eskridge, author of Adventuring Together: How to Create Connections and Make Lasting Memories with Your Kids and 100 Days of Adventure

The Author

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    Anjuli Paschall

    Anjuli Paschall ( is the author of Stay and Awake. She grew up encircled by an orange grove in San Diego. After graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University, she earned her master's degree in spiritual formation and soul care...

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