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A beautiful invitation to discover your place in God's heart and let him set the pace for your life - from a wife and mother, singer-songwriter, and worship leader for Passion Conferences and IF:Gathering

“Christy Nockels is a gentle, strong voice shepherding us into a fuller life with Jesus at the very center. This book will restore your weary soul.” (Jennie Allen, New York Times best-selling author of Get Out of Your Head and founder and visionary of IF:Gathering)

Christy Nockels knows firsthand how easily our desire to serve God - even when using the gifts he has given us - can overshadow our delight in simply being with him. When God called her to lay down her ministry for a season, Christy was forced to confront how her sense of purpose and worth had become tangled up in her work. God then lovingly invited her to discover true rest in his presence as she learned to live as the Beloved.

In The Life You Long For, Christy shows us how to let go of hustle and achievement and instead find our identity in the quiet center of God’s love. As we delight in being with him, we are filled to overflowing with contentment and love that propel us into an entirely new way of being, one in which every act of service and every encounter with the people around us arise from a heart at rest.

With irresistible warmth and grace, this book calls you to step fully into the life you didn’t even realize you’ve been seeking, as you find your highest calling not in a duty to uphold but in a beautiful identity to live out.

This audiobook features original music by Nathan Nockels and is used with permission of the artist. 

©2020 Christy Nockels (P)2020 Random House Audio

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Absolutely exquisite

Without a doubt THE most beautiful life-changing impactful book I have ever listened to. It brought me to tears and has changed my life completely. I can see how my whole life I have been living in the outer ring and the effects this has had not only on myself but also on those I love the most including God. Thank you Christy for teaching me how to live from His rest. I am telling all my friends to read or listen to your book, so many women are stuck in this outer ring living, trying to do life in their own strength and getting completely exhausted and stressed in the process. River of Grace is one of my favourite songs as well. Thank you so much for speaking into my life in such a profound way. Forever grateful to you Christy, this will be a book that I will listen to regularly to always remind me to never forget. Louise Macgregor

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The Book You Long For

An encouraging, uplifting, faith affirming and heart anointing book. Read to you by the author, Christy Nockels’ calming voice. I’ll listen again and again.

Bonus music by Nathan Nockels is a beautiful soothing melody I want to be the soundtrack to my life.

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  • Nina
  • 28-04-2021

This is The Audio Book You Long For

I love that Christy read her work. It's personal and beautiful and makes me feel like I am sitting across from her having coffee. It speaks to my soul. I know that sounds cheesy, but it's true.

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  • Jen
  • 18-04-2021

Seeking Rest?

This book has been a joy to listen to. Christy had a way to pull the heart strings and make you ponder - am I loving I’m rest? How can I move towards living a restful, fulfilling life?

Highly recommend for those in a season of uncertainty or hiddenness... especially song writers or worship leaders.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-04-2021

Wonderful message! Must listen.

I had to buy the book. This message is so personal and wonderful to be reminded that we are the beloved. Thank you Christy- for all your work on this book. It was time well spent.

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  • cameran Johnson
  • 06-04-2021

An inspiring comfort- highly recommend!

From the very beginning, each time I listened I couldn’t help but imagine being wrapped in a cozy blanket. Throughout this book is an invitation to experience God’s love in such tender, yet powerful ways, recognizing the full extent of life’s ups and downs. I appreciated the personal experiences shared but especially loved how abundantly Scripture is used. I believe God used this message to awaken my soul again and remind me not only of my great need for Him every day, but that He delights in my choosing Him.
I hope believers and those not sure about God alike will give this book a chance and just see if God stirs your heart.

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  • Heidi R.
  • 03-04-2021

Wonderful Book!

I enjoyed this book. I almost wish I had a hard copy. several times I paused to recording to write down the reflection questions.

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  • Stephanie
  • 12-03-2021

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Love Christy! The audience for her book is married, stay at home moms or those wanting to become married, stay at home moms. Great for that group.

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  • Timothy
  • 05-03-2021

Find the rest you are looking for within these pages

What a beautiful book. I listened to it all as fast as I could because I just felt like I was on a coffee date with Christy and didn’t want it to end. Can’t recommend this book enough!

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  • Brooke E.
  • 05-03-2021

soul food

This book strengthens the soul and has so much truth in it's pages. I am meditating on what it means to be in Christ with the envelope analogy ♥️ and my heart takes comfort in the hidden place... Christ in me, me in Christ, and Christ in the Father.

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  • Chris B
  • 01-03-2021

Inspirational and Encouraging

Christy pulls you in and makes you feel like you are sitting with a trusted friend across the table having coffee.

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  • Magen R.
  • 27-02-2021

An example worth following

Christy is such a trusted voice because she truly walks closely with God. If you’ve ever wanted to be discipled in how walking in God’s presence could be accessible to you, this book is a beautiful, nurturing expression of just how available He really is to each and every one of us.

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  • Akin oke
  • 01-05-2021

A timely call to rest

I’ve just finished reading this book and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time for me.

I love everything Christy has to say about discovering the life I long for through a heart of rest in Jesus. It’s a big challenge especially in the fast paced society we live in.
Looking forward to re-reading this and working through the reflection questions at the end of each chapter.

Also enjoyed the added bonus of Christy’s soothing voice reading this book!

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