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*I just want to say that this book is written entirely from a Christian POV, in case that’s something that you’re not interested in reading.
For those of you who don’t know, Karen Ehman is the wonderful lady behind one of my favorite websites, karenehman.com. She’s honestly an inspiration to me; someone I definitely look up to. So I was super excited to read this book!
What it’s about
You probably don’t need me to tell you that this world is full of hate. It’s also full of narcissism and self-obsession. It was so refreshing to read this book because it focuses on the opposite of all of those things!
Like the title says, Listen, Love, Repeat teaches us how to be other-centered in a self-centered world. It teaches us how to listen for “heart drops” – hints from others that tell us what they need; how we can help them, cheer them up, or encourage them.
This book gives us inspiration to focus on the needs of others rather than on our own selfishness. It gives us ideas and tools to help us as we serve others and spread happiness around to not only those we love, but everyone that we encounter in our daily lives.
This is one of my new favorite books! I love the uplifting message and the inspiration that it gave me to be more focused on others rather than myself. It’s something that we’re all guilty of and I’ll be the first to admit that I’m more guilty than I’d like to be sometimes!
But I’ve always been the type of person who hates to see people sad, upset, or in need. I’m always looking for ways to help others and this book gave me some ideas and ways that I can reach out to those who need it.
There were also little sections of the book with recipes, gift tags, quotes, memory verses, and more! I enjoyed those sections, too. They’re nice to keep handy. 🙂[one-third-first][/one-third-first][one-third][/one-third][one-third][/one-third]
I love the idea of giving what we can to those who need it. You don’t always have to give something huge. It can be something as simple as a listening ear to someone who has no one to talk to, a casserole for someone who is unable to cook, or a ride to work for someone who’s car is being repaired.
It also does an amazing job of explaining (what I think is) the purpose of being a Christian. I think that this is especially important nowadays, where Christians have a somewhat negative stereotype in some people’s eyes.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to live a life more devoted to helping others than to helping ourselves. It’s truly a powerful message and I’m so glad that I read it. It’s amazing the impact we can have on others if we just listen, love, and repeat!
The author also provided me with a second (paperback) copy of the book to give away to one of you! You can enter to win it below. 🙂
EDIT: You’ll also receive a Listen, Love, Repeat Study Guide with DVD! I extended the time frame for the giveaway too. 🙂
*Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.
Question: Have you read any of Karen Ehman’s books? Does this seem like one that you’d like?