Don't Give Up
Faith That Gives You the Confidence to Keep Believing and the Courage to Keep Going
The parent with the wayward child. The couple whose marriage is in jeopardy. The man who is out of work. The woman stuck in crushing debt. The patient with a bad diagnosis. The student who can't get a fair shake. People hanging by a thread, losing faith and short on strength. What do they all need to hear?
Don't give up.
Our lives are minefields of challenges that take their toll on our courage, our conviction, and even our faith. But God whispers to the weary, Don't give up. Drawing from inspiring biblical stories and first-person testimonies of perseverance, bestselling author and pastor Kyle Idleman encourages you to cast your concerns on God, trust in his love and timing, pray for patience and strength, and seek out support in the family of God.
"Encouragement to keep believing, keep fighting, and keep perspective. If you need to find your courage and strength in the midst of life's challenges, this book is for you."--Dr. Kevin Leman, New York Times bestselling author of Have a New Kid by Friday and The Birth Order Book
"We've all faced moments in life (far too many) when we're tempted to stand down, give up, walk away. Don't Give Up is a message we all need. Within these pages, you'll find what you need to stand tall, push forward, and experience the breakthrough God has for you."--Margaret Feinberg, author of Taste and See: An Aspiring Foodie's Search for God among Butchers, Bakers, and Fresh Food Makers
Kyle Idleman is senior pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, one of the ten largest churches in America, where he speaks to more than twenty-five thousand people each weekend. He is the bestselling and award-winning author of Not a Fan as well as Grace Is Greater, Gods at War, and The End of Me. He is a frequent speaker for national conventions and in influential churches across the country. Kyle and his wife, DesiRae, have four children and live on a farm, where he doesn't do any actual farming.
"In Don't Give Up, Kyle Idleman gives us encouragement to keep believing, keep fighting, and keep perspective. If you need to find your courage and strength in the midst of life's challenges, this book is for you."
Dr. Kevin Leman, New York Times bestselling author of Have a New Kid by Friday and The Birth Order Book
"We've all faced moments in life (far too many) when we're tempted to stand down, give up, walk away. Yet Kyle Idleman heralds a powerful and personal call that the grip of grace never lets go--and neither should we. No. Matter. What. Fusing treasured insight with practical advice, Don't Give Up is a message we all need. Within these pages, you'll find what you need to stand tall, push forward, and experience the breakthrough God has for you."
Margaret Feinberg, author of Taste and See
"As a Super Bowl-winning coach, NASCAR champion-owner, husband, father, leader, and average Joe, I have learned to dig deep, fight hard, and never give up. Read Kyle Idleman's Don't Give Up and find what it means to gain the God-given confidence and courage to keep going and finish strong."
Joe Gibbs, author of Game Plan for Life
"I once ran a marathon that had no crowd. No one cheering--until one guy, when I had about a mile to go, standing on a corner who said, 'Looking good, man! Keep going! You're almost there!' It meant the world to me. This book is that guy, all over again. I needed this. We all need this. Thank you, Kyle, for being real . . . and really, deeply encouraging."
Brant Hansen, author of Unoffendable and Blessed Are the Misfits
"In Don't Give Up, Kyle Idleman will teach you to listen to the crowd, throw off all that hinders, and run the race God has marked out for you. You will go forward with the courage to keep going no matter what comes your way."
Tamika Catchings, author of Catch a Star
"Finding courage when you are ready to quit is easier said than done. But Kyle Idleman encourages us to not give up--to gain the strength to continue on no matter what comes your way. Don't Give Up is just what you need to bring yourself into the life God meant for you."
Mike Cosper, author of Recapturing the Wonder
"Have you ever felt overwhelmed, beaten down, or ready to quit? Hold on and read Don't Give Up. In these pages, Kyle Idleman teaches us to be free from everything that hinders and all that entangles. Kyle teaches us how to draw strength from God so that we cannot just survive but thrive."
Jonathan "JP" Pokluda, author of Welcome to Adulting, director of The Porch, and teaching pastor at Watermark
"Kyle Idleman is one of the nation's leading Christian voices, which is why I read everything he writes. In Don't Give Up he confronts the wall of pain, loss, and rejection common to all, and teaches us how to acquire the courage to push through. Don't Give Up came just in time--every page has brilliant impact."
Bob Merritt, author of Get Wise
"Each of us faces a choice between stepping up to take agency in our own lives and sitting back while life happens to us. Kyle Idleman wants us to step up, and Don't Give Up could be just what you need to rouse yourself from complacency and spur yourself on to the life God intends you to live."
Michael Hyatt, bestselling author of Your Best Year Ever
"We all go through times as a leader, spouse, parent, or Jesus follower when life feels overwhelming and we want to throw in the towel and quit. It's during those times we need Kyle Idleman's Don't Give Up to help us find the God-given confidence and courage to keep going and finish strong."
Dave Ferguson, author of Hero Maker
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