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Embrace Your Almost - Target Exclusive Edition by Jordan Lee Dooley (Hardcover)

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This exclusive edition contains a BONUS chapter and a letter from the author ONLY AVAILABLE at TARGET!

A no-nonsense guide to the life you long for, even when it doesn't go according to plan, from the bestselling author of Own Your Everyday.

Jordan Lee Dooley knows firsthand how devastating it can be when you almost achieve a goal, almost reach a dream, or almost get to where you want to be, only to land just short of the finish line or watch it all fall apart at the last minute.

Disrupted, delayed, or even seemingly destroyed dreams have a way of making us rethink everything. But perhaps rethinking dreams is not always the worst thing. In those moments, you have a chance to pause and consider what matters most to you in a world that's constantly telling you what you should want or should do.

Believe it or not, it is possible to cultivate a life you really like--and one where you can succeed--in the tension of the middle, between where you started and where you hoped to be. Discover:

- practical steps to move forward when your plans don't go according to plan
- how to clarify which goals are right for you to pursue
- what to do when dreams seem to come true for everyone but you
- the unexpected gains that can arise from unwanted pain
- how to know when it's time to let go of a dream--and what to do with the space left behind

As hard as unexpected interruptions, uncertainty, and in-between seasons may be, they also offer a unique invitation to align your dreams and goals with what matters most. It's time for you to gain greater clarity about what you truly want, why you want it, and how to pursue it.

Biographical Note:
Jordan Lee Dooley is the national bestselling author of Own Your Everyday and the host of the top-rated podcast SHE. She is also the founder of the Own It Academy, a digital education company, and SoulScripts, a words company known for its phrase Your Brokenness Is Welcome Here. A big dreamer, ruthless planner, and ambitious go-getter, Jordan has learned firsthand how setbacks, broken plans, and disrupted dreams provide us an opportunity to clarify and live out what we truly value in a world of overwhelming options and demands. With this book, she's on a mission to teach women how to make the most of the middle and pursue meaningful goals that align with what matters most.
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Genre: Self Improvement
Format: Hardcover
Author: Jordan Lee Dooley
Language: English
Street Date: April 5, 2022
TCIN: 85152059
UPC: 9780593444726
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-9780
Origin: Made in the USA
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews
92% would recommend
14 recommendations

Lacking depth

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
brittcreme - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This book falls somewhere in between self-help and Christian life, without really doing either one very well. It was very repetitive and lacked depth. The heart of her message was drowned out in personal anecdotes that I found to be pretty self-centered. The quality of writing is not the best either; she includes many unnecessary details and does not evoke emotion. My biggest issue with the book is that this is a message that cannot come to fruition without the Lord, but she presents 98% of it as her voice alone based on her life experiences or advice she received from friends/family. She did not support it with the truth of Scripture; there were 4 verses quoted in the entire book, and not even until Chapter 10. She mentioned maybe 2 or 3 others in passing. The only real mentions of God prior to Chapter 10 are simply one-line quotations of her prayers or vague one-sentence references to what God is doing—along the lines of “I prayed and asked God why,” or “God has a plan to shape my calling.” Some chapters didn’t even mention God at all. It was all about me, me, me, and success/contentment are hardly even presented with a biblical worldview. Dooley asks the reader to consider “why do I want _____?” rather than “how do my goals and dreams contribute to my mission in the kingdom of God?” In my opinion, her message is meaningless without an eternal perspective, which she overall fails to offer beyond some trite sayings and superficial mentions. For example, when talking about faith and logic, her wisdom doesn’t come from the Bible nor does she provide affirmative statements about who God is; rather, she offers advice from her husband and even says, “I’m not going to give you a Bible verse.” A much better book about dealing with disappointment and unmet expectations is It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst—I’m actually surprised that Lysa wrote an endorsement for this book because of how completely not Christ-centered it is.
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5 out of 5 stars
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Ls95 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I needed this book in my life so much. I love Jordan and everything does does! A must read!
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Words for the soul

5 out of 5 stars
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rissfish12 - 2 years ago
Jordan is the epitome of an authentic writer that truly cares about the people she is writing to. She is honest, vulnerable, and does not beat around the bush. This book will relate to you, inspire you, and challenge you in all the best ways. You will not regret this read.
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Must Read!

5 out of 5 stars
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AJW - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This book was everything I needed! Whether your experiencing loss, job change, uncertianty, plans not going your way this book is for you. I love how relatable the author makes her points, everything is so applicable to my situation, I've already started using some of the strategies suggested and can already feel more focused and ready for the future!
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A must read!

5 out of 5 stars
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Doggirl94 - 2 years ago
As soon as I heard about this book, I knew I had to read it and am so happy to have gotten an advance copy of it. I’m only one chapter in and it is already so good. Jordan makes me feel so seen in the in-betweens of life. This book is a must read for everyone who has ever experienced almost reaching the thing you want most, only to fall short. This book will help you shift your perspective and figure out what to do next.
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5 out of 5 stars
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caitlin ea - 2 years ago
3 chapters in and I already feel like Jordan totally gets me and this season of life. Love her message so much!
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Thank you, Jordan!!

5 out of 5 stars
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sydneygkinard - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
When I tell y’all that this book came at the PERFECT time in my life! Literally has helped me view my “almost” through a whole different lens. It’s filled with so much goodness that I could highlight the whole book honestly! Shoutout to Jordan for not only sharing her story and personal experiences, but also sharing what she learned in a way that is practical and applicable for everyone who has ever experienced an “almost”!
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Relevant and Relatable

5 out of 5 stars
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onesmartin - 2 years ago
Disclaimer: I have only read half of the book at the time of writing this review, and will update my review if necessary. This another great read by author Jordan Lee Dooley. This book focuses on being in the middle, where things haven't happened, but could still, which is a place I find myself in often. I found this book to be extremely relatable, and encouraging, yet not preachy which is how some self-help books can be. Jordan shares stories from her own life which, while extremely vulnerable, help show that while she might have a bigger platform, she is not immune from heartache. This was exactly the right book for me to read right now, and I am thankful for its existence.
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Whatever your season of life, you need to read EYA!

5 out of 5 stars
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Georgia - 2 years ago
So so timely! Jordan’s vulnerability and guidance throughout this book challenges you but also encourages you through whatever your almost season is!
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Great Read!

5 out of 5 stars
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MDP - 2 years ago
I was able to read an early release digital copy of Embrace Your Almost, and it appeared in my life at just the right time. We all need to be reminded to release some of the pressures related to the shoulds, coulds, and woulds in our lives. This book felt like a conversational pep talk that everyone can benefit from!
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struggling with patience or unsatisfied? read this book

5 out of 5 stars
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EmJ - 2 years ago
This book really opened my eyes to looking down at what my dreams and goals are rooted in and how to overcome feeling in last place amongst people I know. It helped me to know that every season is a season where you can make it count even when your waiting for some bigger dream to come true!! A must read for anyone!! I appreciated it so much
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MUST READ for those struggling in a season of waiting!

5 out of 5 stars
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Lizzy - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Forever grateful I was able to receive the e-book after preordering my copy! This book came to me at a time where I needed it most. This book gave me exactly what I needed to hear during a very discouraging time in my life. It allowed me to feel seen and heard. Jordan’s work is simply beautiful and her words offered such a sense of peace and comfort. This book definitely has a powerful purpose and I plan to share it with those who need some light when they find themselves in the darkness of their own “almost” situations.
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A MUCH NEEDED Encouragement

5 out of 5 stars
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Shelby - 2 years ago
In a time of confusion, discontentment, struggles, and waiting, Jordan brings a fresh, encouraging voice to the conversation of embracing where you are at in life. From sharing her personal journeys to offering advice on how to approach our own waiting seasons, this book left me feeling inspired to rethink how I view my seasons of life, and how to embrace the almosts. Finding a book like this is rare, and I can’t remember the last book I read that had me wanting to underline every single word.
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When life doesn't go as planned and dreams are broken

5 out of 5 stars
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Tara Rounds - 2 years ago
Life can go astray and leave us on a different path than we planned or dreamed for ourselves. We all have disappointments, struggles, failures or unmet dreams. Embrace Your Almost is a book on rising up from our disappointments and discovering what is important in our lives. It is a book about learning to see our disappointments, pain, and unexpected path of life as a chance to grow and become who God created us. This book is Jordan's journey through her disappointments and unexpected path. Jordan is open and transparent about her life struggles, thoughts, and feelings. Jordan walks us through steps to change our focus from our struggles to seeing through eyes of hope and possibilities even in the midst of confusion, pain, or longing for something more. Jordan shows us that " achieving stuff is not the pinnacle of success" and that "your job isn't to achieve everything or reach every dream. it's to become who God made you to be, even if that's through the refining fire of suffering, and to keep your eyes fixed on eternity." Embrace Your Almost is practical, easy to read, and full of gold nuggets to pursue and use in examining our lives for what is really important to us. No matter what season of life this book can bring encouragement and speak to you, because we all have some disappointment, broken or unmet dream, or longing for something else at some point during our lives. This book is a tool to, as the subtitle states. Find Clarity and Contentment in the In-Betweens, Not-Quites, and Unknowns. Pickup a copy today and start changing your focus. I received an advanced copy of this book for my honest review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.
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