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Take What You Need

By: Jen Crow
Narrated by: Tegan Ashton Cohan
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Jen Crow's transformation was triggered, quite literally, by a bolt of lightning. That jolt, which destroyed her home in a subsequent fire, forced her to consider what she really needed as she looked to rebuild her life.

In Take What You Need, Crow opens new perspectives for all of us looking to understand our past, our unexpected suffering, our failures, so we too can begin charting a course forward—one drawn from resilience and hope. We see with the immediacy of someone who nearly lost it all that our possessions won't carry us. Our responses to the regrets, losses, separations, addictions, and unexpected twists and turns of our lives are shaped by the spiritual values that sustain us and the people who support us.

Crow invites us to explore the expected and unexpected turns our lives can take—and all the ways we can pay attention to what we truly need to survive the painful moments and live lives of meaning. Survival guide, spiritual companion, and a light in the dark, Take What You Need offers hope, humor, and real-life spiritual tools to meet the hardest moments of our lives.

©2022 Jen Crow (P)2022 Tantor

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  • K. Maier
  • 09-05-22

Powerfully Moving, Deeply Hopeful

Jen Crow's book, Take What You Need, is wise, engaging, and full of surprises.

A bolt of lightening in the middle of the night leaves her and her family rushing into the dark rain with barely time to grab shoes and each other.

As she begins to try to put her and her family's world back together, their harrowing escape from the destructive fire swirls together with experiences and lessons from her earlier life.

Richly told stories of struggle and hard won victories inspire and move. Jen Crow shows us how faith and hope, even when borrowed or gifted from others, can help us navigate through the most difficult struggles to a place of acceptance and love.