7 Ways to Find Calm in the Chaos
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Discover the resting place God designed for you
Do you worry a lot? Do you dread upcoming events? Does pressure or stress trigger outbursts of anger, isolation, depression, or feelings of failure? Do you have a hard time finishing what you start? Do you find it impossible to work in the middle of chaos? Do you wonder if God is going to come through for you in difficult times?
In Still, Jenny Donnelly shows you how to experience true, life-giving rest even in the midst of chaos. Sharing her own personal story of struggling with life's pressures and emotional exhaustion, she introduces you to the source of peace and rest: Jesus. She shows you the steps to take to access rest any time, any place, under any conditions. And she reveals how operating from a place of stillness powers your identity, creativity, relationships, and so much more.
"I am thrilled that Jenny has written Still, because she encourages us--in the midst of chaos--to still our souls and to be present. It is there that we find God's presence and power."--from the foreword by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Bevere
"As the mother of three very active boys, the wife of a focused and driven husband, a successful business entrepreneur, and a church planter and pastor, I am so encouraged by this beautiful perspective."--Diane McDaniel, cofounder and pastor of Bethel Dallas
Jenny L. Donnelly is an author, speaker, and business leader. She is the founder of Her Voice Movement, a national community gathered for the purpose of equipping and empowering women to live and lead biblical truth. She is a cofounder, with her husband, of The Collective Church in Portland, Oregon. They also founded Tetelestai Ministries, which develops and equips biblical leaders through online courses, conferences, and resources. She and her husband, Bob, are living this adventure with their five children in Oregon.
"How can we be still in a world that worships the gods of productivity? For many of us, rest feels like an illusion--a luxury with an impossible price tag. But it doesn't have to be this way. I'm so glad Jenny has penned a book that helps us navigate the counterintuitive journey toward rest and wholeness."
Addison Bevere, COO of Messenger International and cofounder of SonsAndDaughters.tv
"In today's society, we are all familiar with the busy life. Many, including myself, are constantly striving to accomplish, achieve, and check the box. It seems as if the days get fuller and fuller and go by faster and faster, and rest is very difficult to factor in. In fact, often it's considered a sign of weakness when chasing success and significance! Therefore, as the mother of three very active boys, the wife of a focused and driven husband, a successful business entrepreneur, and a church planter and pastor, I am so encouraged by this beautiful perspective. We all need to understand the beauty of resting in God and the strength of it! Health, peace, and joy will result in those who understand that sometimes our greatest battles are won by finding peace in him--for 'with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles' (2 Chron. 32:8 NIV)."
Diane McDaniel, cofounder and pastor of Bethel Dallas
"Jenny Donnelly is declaring a sound from heaven for this generation, a sound reverberating the hope and resurrection life found in Jesus!"
Leeland Mooring, four-time Grammy-nominated Christian recording artist
"This book is a must for anyone looking to find the calm in the middle of life's crazy twists and turns. As an entertainer, I can be filled with all types of anxiety. Jesus has the solution, and Jenny communicates the biblical solution for real peace and rest!"
Raelynn, country music artist
"I have had the beautiful privilege of not only reading the pages of this book after it became ink on paper but also observing this book in action in the life of Jenny Donnelly, who lives in a place of rest unlike anyone I have ever known. She can be in full motion and 'still' at the same time, and she has taught countless others to do the same--from around kitchen tables to gatherings of hundreds of women to standing on stages across America. Jenny is a living, breathing testimony of the life lessons she shares in these pages. At a conference, I heard Jenny say, 'Learn to work from a place of rest!' I immediately became a student and digested every word of Still."
Ann Hammock, cofounder of Restoration Outreach Ministries, Warrior, AL
"Over the last several years, I have had the incredible honor to know Jenny Donnelly, her husband, Bob, and her amazing children. I have been personally transformed by the message in Still and have witnessed the powerful application of the principles revealed in this book. The pages of Still are like medicine to everyone suffering from terminal bedlam. Jenny's book was written from her personal experiences and penned with astounding candor. You will laugh and cry in the same paragraph as Jenny's unique style of storytelling brings you face-to-face with your own desperate need for rest. This book speaks to the real day-to-day struggles to discover rest and provides simple principles to live in rest in the loving arms of a great Father. If you are ready to find the still, quiet resting place in the middle of your storm, read Still. It may be the last book you will ever read from a place of chaos."
Dusty Hammock, pastor, motivational trainer, entrepreneur, and author of Dream Again
"Jenny's insight on rest is powerful, real, and desperately needed today. In an era of noise and distraction, many have lost the supernatural power found only in supernatural rest. It is the same supernatural rest Jesus displayed when he slept in a boat during a raging storm while the natural-minded men were filled with panic, anxiety, and fear. Jesus could sleep because no storm existed inside him. Jenny brings a vital impartation of this truth, which will enable twenty-first-century believers to produce much fruit while never leaving the feet of Jesus."
Sandy VanAlstine, founder and president of the Bellevue Company
"Who wouldn't want to live in the garden with Jesus rather than in chaos with the author of chaos? We applaud Jenny for finding her rest and sharing these principles so that we also may fulfill our God-given assignments."
Richard and Sherry Wright, business leaders
"I've read many faith-based books over the years, and I can honestly say that Still has been among the most life-changing. In a day and time when so many of us are overwhelmed and stressed out, Jenny Donnelly reminds us that we're not created to live anxious, exhausted lives. She gives practical, biblical tools for abiding in peace, even when surrounded by chaos and difficulty. Still has taught me and my teen daughters how to REST--release every single thing."
Laura Gallier, author of The Delusion series
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