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Most of us long to be in control - of our schedule, our relationships, and our future.

Newlywed Laura Story thought she had control over the great life ahead of her. After all, she followed Jesus and had a promising new job as a worship leader. Why would God not want to fulfill her dreams?

But when Laura and her husband, Martin, faced a brain tumor, infertility, and a son’s birth defect, she realized she’d been looking for a happiness that comes from circumstances, rather than a deeper joy that comes from God. Again and again, Laura had to surrender her vision for her life so she could embrace God’s vision. And again and again she learned that even in the midst of shattered dreams, God’s plan brought greater joy than she could have imagined.

Now the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter known for such hits as “Blessings”, “Indescribable”, and “Mighty to Save” shares her powerful story of finding blessing in her deepest pain.

In, I Give Up, Laura explores: 

  • How to delight in God’s gifts no matter your circumstances.
  • Why waiting on God is a daily decision, not a step-by-step process.
  • The strength we find from meditating on God’s Word.
  • Why surrendering to God leads to reconciliation with others.
  • How the things we consider to be losses are ways for God to display his glory.

As Laura writes, she no longer wants to be in control of her life. She wants to be rooted in the God who is in control. I Give Up will help you Discover a deeper life of worship, a fuller life of joy, and a freer life of true surrender as you open your hands to God. And give up.

©2019 Laura Story (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

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  • 27-12-2019

More personal content needed

I know Laura is all about pointing to God and that she wouldn’t want to take any glory for herself but the end of the book felt like I was dropped off on the side of a highway with only vague directions on how to get back. The personal details is what made me want to read, it made the content relatable. It needed a personal round up. The principles are good and thought provoking. I will spend time learning how to surrender but It feels like something is missing.

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  • Crenken
  • 16-03-2021

Gentle encouragement, humble wisdom

Laura Story is down-to-earth and relatable. She humbly inspires to “let go” with relatable stories and many Bible verses throughout each chapter. I enjoyed listening to it as she writes like hearing from a friend. I had previously heard an interview with Laura and she has a pleasant warm tone to her voice (she’s a wonderful singer and song writer), so it felt out of place to not hear Laura speaking the narration. I wish she herself had done the narration or they had chosen a narrator with a tone closer to Laura’s speaking voice.

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  • Scott D. Christiansen
  • 18-06-2020

1st book was better

More theology than story. Good content but didn't hold my interest. I need more stories to stay with it.

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  • Faith
  • 20-04-2020

Surrender is a daily choice.

Surrender is a daily choice in all areas of Our Lives. You can't give God one piece and hold on to the rest... it just doesn't work that way.

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  • Rebecca Jones
  • 03-01-2020

loved it!!! just what I needed!!!

Just what I needed to hear at the time!!! May Gid bless Laura for sharing & each person listening!!!!

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  • Rebecca Smith Moss
  • 02-11-2019

SOOOOO REAL!

This is a heartfelt moving story(no pun intended) which Glorifies our wonderful, precious, incredible God!

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