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Publisher's Summary

This unique audiobook experience includes an exclusive conversation between Levi and Jennie Lusko and audio from recordings and home videos that share the life of their daughter, Lenya. 

ECPA best seller

What if your struggles aren’t a barrier to thriving but an invitation into your most vibrant days? Discover how to live a life of joy and fullness, even in the midst of disappointment and broken dreams.

It is in the sacred space of pain and promise that we can begin to flourish. Even in the midst of disappointment and broken dreams, it is possible to grow, be strong, and draw near to God.

In The Fight to Flourish, Jennie Lusko draws on her experiences after the loss of her five-year-old daughter, Lenya, to show you that the ingredients for a fresh and thriving life are right in front of you.

With grit and grace, Jennie will help you: 

  • Discover that flourishing is not an impossible destination but a divine revelation of where you are right now.
  • Find relief from the weight of overwhelming circumstances by resting in the realization that God is fighting for you.
  • Trust that God is growing you in the gap between your expectations and your experience.

The word flourish is written all over you and your future.

©2020 Jennie Lusko and A. J. Gregory (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

Critic Reviews

"As Greg and I have personally experienced, life doesn't always turn out like you had planned. It didn't for us when, in 2008, our son Christopher was suddenly called to heaven. Levi and Jennie were there for us in ways that mattered most.... In this book, Jennie shows us how one can not only survive but flourish in dark seasons of suffering. Jennie Lusko is not only a dear friend to our family but one of the most beautiful examples of a wise and godly woman with a strong message of hope." (Cathe Laurie, founder and executive director of Virtue for Women)

"Jennie Lusko is a woman whose life reflects the miracle-ground forged when grace and resilience hold hands. The harvest coming from that ground - tilled, broken, planted, and watered in seasons of real, hard life - is something beautiful to behold and utterly God-glorifying. As you lean into the tested and lived-out lessons from this book, may hope and grit rise up in you as the Lord deposits courage in you for your own fight to flourish." (Brooke Ligertwood, head of Hillsong Worship)

"God has plans for each of us that far exceed anything we could ever ask, think, or imagine. The Fight to Flourish will encourage you to hold on to God's promise of an 'exceedingly abundantly more' life, even when yours feels completely out of reach." (Christine Caine, best-selling author; founder of A21 and Propel Women)

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Absolutely beautiful book

This is such a great book for anyone that’s been through hard times and looking for a way to bounce back and fight to flourish again. So many heartbreaking moments but I love the rawness and the honesty Jennie poured into this book. Well done ♥️

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loved it!

What a great book! So raw, real and authentic. I laughed, I cried, I felt challenged. Highly recommend this book to anyone desiring a boost to keep moving forward and putting one step in front of the other in life when circumstances get a little tough.

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  • 14-11-2020

Beautifully inspiring

This book was so amazingly written. It touched my heart. It inspired me. Jennie is a lovely person; so real, so raw. Thank you for sharing your heart and all that God is doing in and through you. 💖

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  • cbthomas.71
  • 27-10-2020

Amazing Story of pressing through heartache

I was not prepared for the tears that flowed. I didn't know the writer's story previously. So powerful and awakening. I'm so glad the author read her own story. I recommend to anyone grieving or wanting to press through the hard stuff of life. Written so beautifully raw.

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  • quallsj
  • 18-10-2020

getting through life with a purpose

if you struggle with the whys of life and need to change your focus, I hope you get this book and listen to it multiple times until you see yourself flourishing instead of existing.

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  • Carroll Niel
  • 03-10-2020

Powerful & Inspiring

I’m truly inspired by the grace and courage you choose to live you life by. You don’t pretend it’s all easy and glorious, you are candid and raw and you choose to live in the Hope of Christ. Thank you for sharing your story, for sharing your fight and for loving the Lord regardless of the pain of this world. Your words bring hope and encouragement to my soul. I just finished listening and I’m starting the book over immediately. There was so many truths, and words of encouragement I want it to sink in more. Thank you for not just sharing your story but for continually bringing it back to the Word of God. That right there is the power in this book, may God richly honor your fight to flourish and help others seek Him wholeheartedly.

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  • Matthew
  • 02-10-2020

thank you thank you thank you

thank you so much for this book it is extremely encouraging and as my daughter turns 5 on Monday this is such a great reminder that I need to make sure that I'm loving her and holding her entreating her with the love and respect a father needs to give to their little one

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  • Michael P.
  • 01-10-2020

Thank you!

I am a member of FL in Kalispell. This is one of the best books I’ve listened to in a long time- and I read a lot. Thank you for sharing your story. Thank you for being vulnerable and raw and real- we don’t have enough women like you in this world brave enough to be open, honest, and loving, regardless of the circumstances. I cried multiple times reading your book and I wish I could give you a hug. I’m a hugger, too. Thank you for all you and Levi do. Thank you for writing this book and for sharing your heart. It was the easiest book to listen to- the music was on par and your voice is so soft and sweet. Please write another book!!

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  • Mia Martinez
  • 29-09-2020

Powerful story of overcoming and fighting through!

Beautiful story filled with amazing scriptures! I love that Jennie was the narrator of this book because it was a raw and personal story that could not have been told as gentle as she did! This book came at the perfect time in my life! she was God's vessel and answered my prayers when I asked God to speak to me!!! I'm going back to listen a second time just to write all the scriptures down!

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  • 28-09-2020

Amazing!

Thank you for writing your book! What an encouragement to me and all who read it! I loved “I’m God’s favorite” at the end! YES!!! Thank you for pressing into Jesus- what an encouragement to me! To keep going... Bless you!

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  • 17-09-2020

Uplifting, aw inspiring book!

I had the privilege of running into Mrs. Lusko at a Target parking lot. I debated on bothering her, but I had just gone through a rough patch and wanted to thank her personally for how much of a difference their church made in my life. Jennie, without hesitation hugged a complete stranger THREE times and told me Gods for you 3 times as well. Her integrity and kind heart is on full display in this book. I listened to the audio book and she had me crying and laughing. I’m so thankful for her truths and for writing this uplifting book. She reminds us all flourishing takes work, but don’t give up hope because GODS GOT YOU!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-08-2020

Applicable, Practical, and Useful

This book helped me so much! The way Jennie explains and breaks down the concept of Fighting to Flourish makes it so applicable and practical. I can't imagine losing a child, but I've followed the Lusko's story for years and I'm always so inspired by the way they move forward in their walk with God despite their fight. The Fight to Flourish is empowering, encouraging, and inspiring. Thank you, Jennie, for your willingness to share, gentleness in delivering such difficult information, and boldness to share the information despite any hesitation. <3

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