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The Variable Life: Finding Clarity and Confidence in a World of Choices Paperback – February 14, 2017
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"If you feel stuck, scared or insecure, this book is for you." -- Dargan Thompson, writer, editor, and former editor at RELEVANT Magazine
"Refreshingly honest and inspiring, a must read for Millennials!" -- Beth Marshall, author of Grief Survivor: 28 Steps Toward Hope and Healing
"The Variable Life is a gift for us all...we'll find ourselves moved from our comfy couches and into the lives of the people around us." -- Nate Ray, pastor and speaker
"You'll be encouraged, challenged, inspired, and best of all, supported by someone who's walking the journey with you." -- Ricky and Krista Ortiz, pastor and speaker, writer
About the Author
John Weirick is a writer on faith, culture, relationships, and personal growth. An introvert transplant from the Midwest and Pacific Northwest, he now lives in Greenville, South Carolina, where he's still learning euphemisms like "that dog don't hunt" and "bless your heart." John's writings are featured on The Huffington Post, RELEVANT Magazine, and dozens of websites with millions of visitors. Find him at johnweirick.com, Twitter (@johnweirick), and facebook.com/johnweirick.
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Tonight, however, I was surprised to find The Variable Life waiting for me in my mail box. Surprised because, first of all, I didn't think I'd get it so soon; second of all, the mailman managed to fit it into my mailbox.
I had been expecting this book to arrive at some point and was excited to break it open to read. So instead of Netflix and snack, I Spotified (spelling pending) and read this book.
This book didn't feel like a book telling you what to do, as I find most books about life feel like. Rather, this book felt like John was having a conversation with me about important matters. The topics in this book were topics that I myself have thought about and discussed with others. The main gist of how to navigate a life that continually transforms and how life lines up in often unexpected ways is a main gist that I have contemplated.
Using personal stories, inputs from influential people such as authors, and biblical themes helps strengthen the premise of using change, conflicts, and relationships to live a full and meaningful life.
10/10 would recommend.
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The Variable Life is the kind of book you could probably read multiple times and get something different each time. It talks about the different stages and transitions and challenges that life can throw at you and offers nice advice on how to navigate through them.
I appreciate the emphasis on living life intentionally and faithfully. I also liked how it talked about building solid community, so that you can enjoy your journey and be encouraged by the people around you. That's something I desire and hope to have in my life right now, so it was good to read stories of people who have already established those transparent and encouraging friendships in their lives.
More than anything, this book has challenged me to get out of my comfort zone and live life with a little more courage. It showed me that in the end, taking risks and doing hard things is worth it.
That’s exactly what this book is: honest.
Through personal stories, John offers us hope, while challenging our worldview as he takes us through his journey. He invites us to wrestle with questions while allowing us to reflect on our own lives. John shines light on the dark as he connects our every day with the love of God and power of community.
Through his words, John is teaching us how to be vulnerable and creative. He shows us that it is ok to ask questions that matter and embrace change. The Variable Life is not a one time read, but a book you will want to read over and over again for years to come.
If you are looking for a read that is wildly encouraging, thought provoking, and honest, The Variable Life is for you.
And yes, this book is better than anything on Netflix.
I'm always looking for ways to do this life better, and this book is a great read to challenge and entertain. I often have to take inspirational books in small bites, but this read more like a novel mixed with inspiration which made it such an easy, enjoyable read. I loved reading the common life experiences intertwined with the lessons learned.
As a fellow partial introvert who has moved several times in life, I also resonated with the stories of embracing the change rather than fighting it.
If you want an entertaining read that challenges, this is a great book! Definitely should be on your summer reading list!
What I think resonated with me most was what John wrote about the times we doubt, how God pursues our friendship and gives us the grace we need when we most desperately need it-during times of faithlessness and busyness and strayed focus. It's always hard for me to remember that God's in the details of life, and when I get overwhelmed with busy schedules and hard relationships and the minutiae and challenges of blogging, He's still there. I just need to pipe down a bit, take a breath and LISTEN. This book helped me to remember that and encouraged me to listen more, and I'm thankful for that.
I will be keeping The Variable Life on my shelf to pull out and read again whenever I am facing major changes or decisions.
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