Sep 18, 2020
Listen, Love, Repeat: Other-Centered Living in a Self-Centered World
Posted by Karen Ehman

Our culture is self obsessed in our schedules, relationships, and especially online Can you say selfie But in this near narcissism, people are less content than in decades past Why Because we forgot the joy that comes from putting others first Doing so requires us to live alert, listening for heart drops, hints from those in our lives who need a helping hand orOur culture is self obsessed in our schedules, relationships, and especially online Can you say selfie But in this near narcissism, people are less content than in decades past Why Because we forgot the joy that comes from putting others first Doing so requires us to live alert, listening for heart drops, hints from those in our lives who need a helping hand or a generous dose of encouragement Living alert lifts our own spirits, showing us that blessing others blesses us even .Listen, Love, Repeat offers biblical teaching and suggests doable actions that are simple, heart tugging, sentimental, even sneaky and hilarious This message Presents scriptural examples of those who lived alert, including Jesus, who noticed those who least expected to be seen Explains the role of good works for followers of Christ They aren t our ticket to heaven but they are our marching orders on earth Gives creative ideas for showing love to friends and family, and suggests practical ways to reach out to the lonely, the marginalized, the outcast, and the odd duck Additionally, it helps you comfort the grieving, showing what you can do when you don t know what to say Provides inspiration for blessing the necessary people in your life, those often overlooked souls who help you get life done every day, and teaches you how to hug a porcupine by genuinely loving the hard to love.As we scatter love, we create a safe space where we can openly s

  • Title: Listen, Love, Repeat: Other-Centered Living in a Self-Centered World
  • Author: Karen Ehman
  • ISBN: 9780310339670
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Paperback
  • Listen Love Repeat Other Centered Living in a Self Centered World Our culture is self obsessed in our schedules relationships and especially online Can you say selfie But in this near narcissism people are less content than in decades past Why Because we forgot t

    Julie D.

    It was such an honor and a pleasure to be on the launch team for this fantastic book Listen, Love, Repeat has changed my life in so many way through showing how to care for others in large and small ways I absolutely love Karen s writing style you really feel like you re sitting down with a friend, over coffee, and sharing about the things in life that really matter It is a breeze to read this book because it s such an enjoyable book to read.I learned about heart drops and this is when we truly [...]


    Lori

    It s not what you gather, but what you scatter, that tells you what kind of life you have lived Helen WaltonLoved this little book and all the creative suggestions on how to be present and attentive in our daily lives In the future, my prayer is that I hear the heart drop s from those I encounter each day.


    Mark

    Very good book about living your life for others Although it is obviously written for women, it still has a great message I just try to gear it towards my life Example Instead of baking cookies and giving them to someone, I look at what I have I have lots of tools and I can either let them use them or I can help them by doing it for them Kind of makes you feel like you are having coffee with her and she is just talking to you I would recommend this book to everyone, even guys Just keep an open m [...]


    Jennifer Jarrell

    I read this book for a Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study and it really reminded me of what I need to be doing as a Christian I need to love others and show them Jesus through me.


    Catherine

    It s not often that I don t finish a book, but if that ends up being the case, then it s pretty bad I attempted to read this book as part of a on line bible study hoping to be inspired and challenged I ended up feeling annoyed and regretful Books are subjective, for sure, and this one was not for me.


    Kelly Hodgkins

    This post was inspired by the new book Listen, Love, Repeat by Karen Ehman which releases 15 November You can purchase a copy at listenloverepeatbookKaren s down to earth practical voice rings throughout this book and I m sharing a cup of coffee with her over the kitchen tables she loves so much Her wisdom, based in biblical truths, is memorable and enlightening I feel enabled to take my journey of faith to a new level of living as Christ did I loved the prayers at the end of the chapters, the r [...]


    Joan

    This may be the best book yet that I have read about living a life loving others The insights are great and the examples inspiring If there is one book I d recommend to practically learn about a selfless life, this is it.Ehman reminds us that we live in a self saturated society Living as a person who thinks of others first will take effort on our part But that effort will be much easier after reading this book Ehman gives practical suggestions to bless others She pays particular attention to the [...]


    Jess (Shepherdjel)

    4.5 this book spoke right to me My fears, my beliefs, my everyday Crazy how so many lives are just the same when you take the time to look and see Would have been 5 stars but at times there was a little too much preaching Well written Ehman, I have added all of your others books to my to read list


    Kristi

    I really enjoyed this Bible study Looking forward to from Proverbs 31.


    Margaret

    I gave this book one star but it s possible it deserves Based on the description I expected something different If you want to be read bible excerpts this would likely be a good choice.


    Katherine Jones

    I have often been helped by the gracious, practical advice offered by the Proverbs 31 ministry team I particularly appreciate their solid, biblical grounding and relational approach geared specifically to women So when I learned one of their ilk had a new book out and, greater still, a book that might help me do relationship even better naturally I was interested.In Listen, Love, Repeat, I like how Karen weaves in plenty of personal story along with God s story Scripture , both of which are non [...]


    Tina Hunt

    Honest Practical Needed These are the things this book offers, page after page after page Author, Karen Ehman, packs so much into this book The chapters identify different groups and individuals who need to receive the practical experience of God s grace and the specific ways we can extend His love to them The timeliness of this book is matched beautifully by the timelessness of message moving from self centered me ness to being focused on others As a pastor of a church in the heart of a small t [...]


    Jennifer Powell

    In Listen, Love, Repeat, Karen Ehman is the big sister I never had reminding me what is important in life She offers tips, advice, Bible verses, and even recipes to shower love on others Karen s heart is in this book and her everyday examples and real life stories inspired me to truly look and love people around me from the necessary people postal workers, cashiers , the sick or marginalized, to those closest to me The first chapter entitled, How to Hear a Heart Drop affected me greatly as I oft [...]


    Amanda

    Decent book on how to love and serve those around you, both people you know friends, family, church members and those you don t neighbors, essential people such as mailmen Ehman provides many practical examples and suggestions Many of her suggestions and ideas require money, something that not everyone has to give, but some don t It was troubling that in her introductory chapters she talks about deciding as a Christian attending a Christian college that relationships with people are the ultimate [...]


    Nancy Moritz

    I ve been on the launch team for this book so I received an electronic copy ahead of time in return for an honest review It is a wonderful book The idea is that we can find a fuller life when we give to others instead of making everything about ourselves That can mean giving our actual time, a tangible gift, just listening, opening up our home, anonymously doing something kind for a stranger, smiling at someone, etc Changing our focus to those who are right in front of us at the time leads to jo [...]


    Christy Wheeler

    This book goes both ways for me Sometimes I loved it, sometimes I was annoyed I m really becoming a fan of Karen, I think she would be a great friend to have I really like how she talked about relationships with people and gave examples of ways that you can show your love for them But the amount of personal stories was just a bit too much for my taste So overall it was a nice reminder to be a good friend, and that sometimes your friendship with other people can lead them to know Christ.


    Paula

    Love Drops Scatter Kindness We all need these things Today we are so consumed by me me me, what can I get How will this benefit me We have become selfish people and what a refreshing feeling to start listening and loving others How great is it to know that we might have made someone s day just by helping them or simply listening to them AhKaren has done another fabulous job Absolutely loved this book


    Sarah

    Once again, Karen Ehman delivers a warm, friendly invitation to a deeper walk with God In Listen, Love, Repeat, she challenges you to slow down, pay attention, and create an others focused life Full of personal stories and practical tips, this book is a valuable resource It even has recipes In one chapter, Karen expounds on an analogy Paul used in 1 Thessalonians 2 7 8, a picture of a nursing mother caring for her children.Karen writes, As many of you have experienced, being a nursing mother tak [...]


    Danielle Thompson

    I received an ARC of Listen, Love, Repeat in exchange for an honest review If ever there was a time for the message behind Listen, Love, Repeat it is now Why are we here To love What are we supposed to do Again Love God, others and even self.In Listen, Love, Repeat, we learn how to listen for heart drops, show love to our necessary people and repeat the process every day to the person right in front of us, no matter how unloveable that person may be While reading this book it came to my attentio [...]


    Megan

    This was a sweet book but not particularly life changing for me And not a genre that I love kind of self help spiritual growth The general gist of this Christian book is to make an effort to get to know other people, remember things about them, and then surprise them with gifts that will show how thoughtful your listening skills were The author provides her own examples of many times when she had warmed the heart of the neighborhood crank, or outcast child, surprised their mail carrier, and giv [...]


    Angela Henderson

    Please note I was given an ARC for an honest reviewKaren had me at the first chapter where she talks about heart drops , the art of picking up clues in conversation we can use to our advantage to bless others Hearing a heart drop is an art we must lovingly cultivate It can lead to the most wonderful times of encouragement as we make it our habit to listen and to love.I did wonder if it would be all fluff, and not much substance, but over and over again Karen challenged us to make sure that we we [...]


    Jenna Wood

    If you ve ever wanted to learn how to love others better and to truly care for their hearts, this is the book for you In Listen, Love, Repeat Karen invites you into her kitchen for a cup of coffee and warm conversation Just by reading this book, it s obvious that Karen doesn t just THINK a lifestyle of Listen, Love, Repeat is a good idea, for her it IS a lifestyle Karen is genuine, honest, and candid and she offers real, practical, and creative ways to truly love others right where they are When [...]


    Tamra Reif

    Please note I was given a pdf copy of this book for an honest review As part of the Launch team for Karen Ehman s book, I got to know Karen a bit and know that she lives what this book talks about She is a living, breathing example of what she writes about Simple yet encouraging, Karen shares personal stories of how to share God s love One of the ways she teaches us to love is by first knowing how to listen Her swift way of writing and personal stories draw you in and drive you to be a doer From [...]


    Lisa (Book Ninja)

    Reading Listen, Love, Repeat was like inviting the author into my kitchen and having a talk over a cup of tea This is a book that I was sorry to see end and I am still thinking about several days after having finished it In today s society many people have become self absorbed We have selfies and we share everything that we do on social media A lot of us have simply lost the art of really listening to others Karen gives practical advice on how we can really listen to others, show our love and th [...]


    Christine

    I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review Oh my goodness I haven t loved a book this much in such a long time The world has started a shift in our culture that has left my heart feeling helpless in how to help change it Until I read this book Some of the points are so simple and yet, we have forgotten all about them because we have become so self involved If even just 1 4 of the people in the world would pick up this book and put it into practice I can t even tell you how much our cultu [...]


    Nancy Silvers

    I have read several of Karen Ehman s book and both have been life changing so I jumped at the opportunity to receive and read an advance copy of Listen, Love, Repeat in exchange for an honest review Karen Ehman uses personal stories, life experiences and Biblical truths to guide you to appreciate those around you, look past the obvious and bless those that don t fit in, how to love the unloveable and look for and hear heartdrops as you go through your days.In a world where it s all about me Kare [...]


    Brigitte Pilon brunet

    I really enjoyed reading this book It brings to light how easy it is to show love to others Simply listen for a need, show love and repeat Weather it be sending a card in the mail, sharing a meal or noticing how well someone does their job and encouraging them, it is not hard to show love The only little itty bitty thing that I did not thoroughly love about the book is, there is a lot of mention of buying things for others Nothing wrong with that, but for someone who is on a tight budget it coul [...]


    Brianna

    Listen Love Repeat reads like a conversation with a friend had over coffee It s full of encouragement, real practical ways to love others and extend kindness, and points back to God as the source for this love I highly recommend this book as a comforting and inspiring read for those heartbroken at the division and lack of kindness our country is suffering right now I receives an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.


    Amanda Wells

    Karen thoughtfully looks at turning from self centered living to other centered living by listening to what she calls heart drops or peeks into someone s heart She encourages readers to listen to these heart drops and look for ways to love them before repeating the process It s a great way to scatter kindness and if you re unable to think of ways to be kind, there are tons of suggestions Loved this book


    Chris

    This is my 2nd Bible study book with Karen Ehman and I really enjoy her writing It is like she is right there with you talking about whatever the focus of the book is on This book focuses on how we, as Christians, should focus on other centered living rather than the increasingly self centered way the world seems to be moving towards Karen always brings real stories from her life to provide concrete examples on how to listen, love and repeat.



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