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Only Love Today : Reminders to Breathe More, Stress Less, and Choose Love (Hardcover) (Rachel Macy - by Rachel Macy Stafford

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About the Book

In her new book, Only Love Today, Rachel Macy Stafford shares simple words of inspiration - both new content and from her popular blog The Hands Free Revolution in a format to help readers begin or end their day by focusing on what matters most.

Book Synopsis

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Macy Stafford shares simple words of daily inspiration to help you find new and more connected ways to live undistracted, heart-led, and hands-free every day.

Rachel Macy Stafford, known to millions as the Hands Free Mama, equips readers to breathe life into what really matters: the ordinary moments in our routine lives and the people in them.

Her inspiring words fill this beautiful book of short pieces constructed around the seasons of life. From finding daily surrender in the autumn and daily hope in the winter, to daily bloom and daily spark in the spring and summer, you will always find fresh beautiful words for your day.

With a flexible, non-dated structure, Only Love Today offers life-giving words that remind you of the tools you already possess and insights you already have as you seek to find:

  • Clarity when you're conflicted
  • Unity when you're divided
  • Faith when you're uncertain
  • Rest when your soul is weary
  • Meaning in the meaningless
  • and a reset button directing you back to what matters most

Regardless of what you're experiencing or what season you're in, you'll find wisdom, encouragement, strength, vision, and clarity to live for what really matters.

Review Quotes

In these conversational essays, Stafford (Hands Free Mama) urges readers to set aside the world's distractions and put love at the top of their to-do lists. Stafford, who describes herself as a "recovering perfectionist, reformed rusher, and multi-tasker," admits this is no easy task. With a voice that is equal measures poetry and best-friend-over-coffee, she draws from her own life as a special education teacher and mother to encourage women to seek out a less stressful, more people-focused way of living. Organized around the seasons, these essays explore topics such as renewal, growth, authenticity, connection, grace, awareness, hope, and introspection. Stafford brings a voice that is both inspirational and authentic to a topic that can often take a lifetime to get the hang of. Broken into easy-to-read chunks, this book meets today's busy moms where they live.--Publishers Weekly

Stafford (Hands Free Mama, Hands Free Life) presents a self-disclosing inspirational text that will stop her readers dead in their tracks (which is her intent). She offers minuscule glimpses of beautiful discovery for those who linger long enough in the moment to see them. The author shares the terrifying seasons of her recent physical ailments and subsequent surgeries to illustrate how God can work in even these painful elements. Stafford's work here is almost an ode to her daughters' unique and winsome personalities. She presents these devotions in an easy-to-digest (sometimes poetic) style that moms of every age will relate and benefit from immensely. Only Love Today is the gift book to give yourself and order several more for the moms in your life who are fresh out of perspective and overfull of self loathing and self-condemnation. Stafford's ability to cut through the "yuck" and to the "yes!" of life is a rare skill indeed.--Christian MARKET
Dimensions (Overall): 8.4 Inches (H) x 5.8 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)
Weight: .8 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 324
Genre: Religion + Beliefs, Family + Relationships
Sub-Genre: Christian Life
Publisher: Harpercollins Christian Pub
Format: Hardcover
Author: Rachel Macy Stafford
Language: English
Street Date: March 7, 2017
TCIN: 51832886
UPC: 9780310346746
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-2328
Origin: Made in the USA
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews
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12 recommendations

Great devotional book

5 out of 5 stars
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MN BBQ - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Quick 1-2 page readings to help inspire you to destress with practical tips and a focus on loving yourself as well as others!
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5 out of 5 stars
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MVal - 7 years ago, Verified purchaser
When the world gets overwhelming, you can turn to any entry in this book for a soothing encouragement!
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Yesterday No Longer Matters - Only Love Today

5 out of 5 stars
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AGood - 7 years ago
Need a go to place when you are feeling like an awful mother...or spouse...or friend? This book is your place. It will remind you that you are not alone. It will remind you that you don't have to be perfect. It will remind you to breathe and look around you at the things you have and count your blessings. The book is meant to be the type of book that you can just open to wherever and read; it can also be read cover to cover. It will be make you laugh, cry, smile and say "Me too". I highly recommend this book. Reading it is like having Rachel sitting there with you with a cup of coffee while she reminds you to put yesterday aside and live in the moment.
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Life changing!

5 out of 5 stars
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all around the world mom - 7 years ago
This book is exactly what you've been looking for to feel happy, love your people, and go about your day with the right attitude. The format of the book allows you to read it for 5 minutes or for longer. It allows you to start at the beginning or on a random page. It will change your life and the way you think about those you love. The mantra of Only Love Today has been so great in my life that I've bought multiple copies for friends and family.
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Life changing

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Brandyrocks - 7 years ago
Wonderful & life changing! Everyone should read this book.
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Better buy some highlighters too!

5 out of 5 stars
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StephanieHen26 - 7 years ago
I can not say enough about this book. I carry it everywhere....have 5 minutes waiting for an appointment, class or meeting to start? That's all you need to take a breath of fresh air Rachel's writing gives! She writes from her heart, from her own experiences. It's raw, it's real, it's beautiful! It MAKES me want to be a better mom, a better person. My 5 year old daughter loves when I read it to her and will often remind me of an earlier chapter and being softer; not hurting her heart with my words when I'm frustrated but taking a deep breath and remembering to "prioritize meaning-ful over meaning-less." -R.M.S. This is not your usual daily devotion or self-help book. Those I lose interest in, those feel like they hold goals way out of reach... Read it for yourself, for your family, for your friends, to your children! Highlight it, dog ear your pages, see how many bookmarks yours will hold... share it with those who are the most meaning-ful to you, drink it in... live it!
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Highly recommended!!!

5 out of 5 stars
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Wagoheart - 7 years ago
A must-have for everyone!! Short readings that have helped me have more joy, peace, gratitude and love. Rachel is so encouraging and her writing has helped me love myself, my family, and my life more.
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A Good Read

5 out of 5 stars
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ocgirls3 - 7 years ago
Only Love Today is a book you'll read and re-read. You can read this book one small passage at a time, but you'll likely want to read more. You can literally open the book at any spot and find a great passage to sink into. Rachel Macy Stafford writes words that you will find yourself saying, "Me too!" more often than not. Get this book. Doesn't matter if you are a parent or not, young or old, you will find words of wisdom in here.
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Buy it, give it!

5 out of 5 stars
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mommygirl - 7 years ago
I can't say enough good things about this book! As soon as I heard it was coming out on March 7th, I marked my calendar and got ready to pre-order. Rachel Macy Stafford's newest book is a collection of short essays that read more like pep talks from a sweet friend. She's open about her own struggles with impatience and control, and gives practical tips on how to choose love every time. You can read each essay in just a couple of minutes, which makes this perfect for carline, doctors' offices...anywhere you have a few minutes to read. Mine will become part of my quiet time routine, so I can end with the intention to choose "only love today." Buy it, and give it as a gift! I did and I am! :)
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Great motivational book, for everyone

5 out of 5 stars
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aschindel - 7 years ago
Such a great book. You can read random sections or read from front to back. Make sure you have a highlighter or pen handy as there are a LOT of parts you will want to mark. You will soon find that Only Love today will replace your sighs of frustration when kids (or coworkers) do something annoying. Only love today will chug away in your heart like the little engine that could, giving your peace and patience in any aspect of your life.
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5 out of 5 stars
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Ellen - 7 years ago
This book is AMAZING! I simply can't say enough good things about it. It is filled with encouragement, truths, and especially LOVE. The best part is, it is written so that even if you only have a few minutes, you can still soak up some of it's goodness. Rachel writes in a way that speaks directly to your soul. After reading I immediately purchased additional copies as gifts. Trust me, you will be glad you bought this one!
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5 out of 5 stars
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Alana - 7 years ago
Looking for a book that you can open to any any any help you find inspiration or to help calm the anxious voice inside? This is the book for you! Rachel's words have a calming effect & and you will find yourself breathing through your difficulties and finding strength in what IS good happening around you. "See the flowers, not the weeds!" #OnlyLoveToday
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