It’s rare that people grab books they haven’t heard anything about. I generally ask a few friends or refer to social media before a purchase. I also tend to read reviews to see what others are saying. Last week, I invited you to join the launch team and book club for Sacred Endurance. Many of you have decided to join the book club already. Thank you! But I realize that I haven’t shared much about the book! To help you decide whether or not you’d like to grab an early copy of Sacred Endurance, I thought I’d share what others are saying.
I’m grateful for the thoughtful early reviews and endorsements of Sacred Endurance by fellow authors and ministry leaders, people I greatly respect. I hope their words give you a small glimpse into what the book is about. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks. But if you think that you’ve read enough after reading these reviews, I’d love for you to JOIN the launch team (link here). The launch team will be reading the book together. You can join until Monday, August 26 so go ahead and join today!
If you don’t have the time to be a part of a launch team, you can still pre-order the book to be one the first to receive it! Sacred Endurance releases on November 12 but pre-orders often get shipped out early.
(p.s. Check out some exciting news at the end of this post!)
“This is the best book on endurance I have ever read. As I began, I knew this book was going to be different—Trillia Newbell has given us something that is deeply wise, practical at every turn, and laden with illuminating illustrations. Again and again she points us to Jesus and reminds us each time that the hope for our endurance is not found in our faithfulness but rather made possible because of his. You don’t have to dread the race ahead; you can look at the road ahead with anticipation and hope. This book will tell you why.” -Paul David Tripp, pastor and author of New Morning Mercies
“The longer I live, the more I want to finish the Christian race well and hear the words, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.’ Trillia Newbell’s newest book, Sacred Endurance, offers practical and personal encouragement to faithfully live the Christian life, daily looking to Jesus. Amid life’s hardships and struggles, her words will refresh your soul and spur you on in the race.” -Melissa Kruger, director of women’s content at The Gospel Coalition, author of In All Things
“If you’re reading this, you’re breathing. And if you’re breathing that can only mean one thing—God isn’t finished with you yet! No matter the premature judgments of others, your race is not over! Sacred Endurance is just the oxygen we need to help us hear those two words from our Father we long for, ‘Well Done!'” -Bryan Loritts, lead pastor, Abundant Life Christian Fellowship, author of Insider/Outsider
“As a friend and colleague of Trillia Newbell, I can testify that the author lives out the message of this book every day. She is characterized by joy, exuberance, and persistence. Maybe you, like me, are sometimes finding yourself feeling exhausted by the whirl of life all around us. This book will equip you to keep running, with your feet on the ground and your eyes on the prize.” –Russell Moore, president, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
“Trillia refreshingly highlights stories of enduring faith in a relatable, vulnerable tone. I leave this book more convinced that Jesus is the true hero of every enduring saint.” -Quina Aragon, author of Love Made: A Story of God’s Overflowing, Creative Heart
“If you’ve never felt like giving up on the Christian race, this book is not for you. If you’ve never doubted whether your faith is strong enough to last, this book is not for you. If you’re confident that you’ve ‘got this’—this book is definitely not for you. If, however, you know your own weakness, if you feel the weight of the world dragging you down, if you cry out ‘Lord, I believe! Help my unbelief!’—then Sacred Endurance may just be the hope and help you need to keep running. With honesty and compassion, author Trillia Newbell urges us on, reminding us to trust, not in ourselves but in the kindness and mercy of Christ.” -Hannah Anderson, author of Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul
“Incredibly timely. Accessible and warm. Sacred Endurance reminds us of the burden, blessedness, strategy, and assurance of this ‘race’ in Jesus Christ. On fire for God or are you a dimly lit wick? I guess the answer depends on what day it is for some of us. This book will meet you where you are, and I believe it will re-offer you the promises found in Scripture, fueling faith as we journey with Jesus and call after those who seem to be slipping away.” -Christina H. Edmondson, dean for intercultural student development at Calvin College
“We live during in a time in history when having spotty Wi-Fi or slower than split-second downloads results in irritation and complaints. We are used to microwaves reheating our food in under a minute and news content delivered in 280 characters over Twitter. Trillia’s book Sacred Endurance invites the reader to step back and take a long-haul look at the Christian life. Both the whys and hows are covered as she explores what it looks like to have a lasting faith that ends in our ultimate prize of being face to face with our King. She sums up well our purpose on earth, ‘This is our sacred endurance: running the race of the Christian life set before us by the grace of God, through the strength of God, until the day we face our God.'” –Vivian Mabuni, speaker and author of Open Hands, Willing Heart: Discover the Joy of Saying Yes to God
“Sacred Endurance is a rich biblical exploration of our call to persevere. Practical, gospel-centered, and serious, Trillia’s book helps readers to run faithfully without denying or downplaying the reality of suffering and evil we face in this life.” –Alan Noble, assistant professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University, author of Disruptive Witness