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  • Published: 15 June 2022
  • ISBN: 9781846047374
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $32.99

Good Enough

40ish Devotionals for a Life of Imperfection



A compassionate, intelligent and wry series of Christian reflections from a NYT bestselling author, which gives readers permission to be fragile and strive for good not great

We begin to feel less alone, more loved and less judged when good is . . . enough.

In this collection of 40ish short spiritual reflections, Good Enough reveals the small things we can do to inch toward a deeper, richer, truer kind of faith. Through blessings, prayers and human truths, learn to live with imperfection in a culture of self-help that promotes endless progress, and discover a companion for when you want to stop feeling guilty that you're not living your best life now.

Hailed by Glennon Doyle as 'the Christian Joan Didion', in these gorgeously written reflections Kate Bowler and Jessica Richie proffer fresh imagination for how truth, beauty, and meaning can be discovered amidst the chaos of life. Their words celebrate kindness, honesty and interdependence in a culture that rewards ruthless individualism and blind optimism. Ultimately, in these pages we can rest in the encouragement to strive for what is possible today - while recognising that though we are finite, the life in front of us can still be beautiful.

  • Published: 15 June 2022
  • ISBN: 9781846047374
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $32.99

Praise for Good Enough

With humour and wit, Good Enough guides us into a spirituality that is at once rich and humble, challenging us to search for beauty and meaning in deep waters, yet never asking more of us than a tender and compassionate God would. This devotional is medicine for all those thirsting for mercy in the mundane.

Cole Arthur Riley, author of This Here Flesh and creator of Black Liturgies

This book understands me, especially the parts I keep hidden for fear people will think less of me if they know how sad I can get. Kate and Jessica bless those who mourn. They also connect the dots between feelings and actions, giving readers concrete things to do that lead to small springs of healing bubbling up all over the place.

Barbara Brown Taylor, author of An Altar in the World and Learning to Walk in the Dark

Winsome, wise, and true, Good Enough is a devotional for those of us who can't stand devotionals. Kate and Jessica are gentle, funny companions for the journey. Overflowing with grace, humour, and clear-eyed counsel, their warm and tender writing pushes back against my cynicism and fear. Their generous blessings soften my curmudgeonly heart. And, ultimately, they convince me that I don't need to be perfect, that I can be good enough-and there's tremendous hope in that.

Jeff Chu, author of Does Jesus Really Love Me? and co-curator of Evolving Faith

For those of us trying to live within the space between "everything is possible" and "nothing is possible," this book is exactly that companion I know its authors to be: brilliant, hilarious, absurd, honest, hopeful, true­hearted, and good to the core.

Sarah Bessey, editor of A Rhythm of Prayer and author of Jesus Feminist

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