Monday, November 28, 2022


Title: Resilient: Restoring Your Weary Soul in These Turbulent Times

Author: John Eldredge

Genre: Christian Nonfiction, Self-help, Christian Living

Publisher: Nelson Books

Source: Owned

My review:

I bought Resilient: Restoring Your Weary Soul in These Turbulent Times by John Eldredge after reading his book, Get Your Life Back: Everyday Practices for a World Gone Mad.

One of the most remarkable things about human beings is how resilient we can be. Yet one of the most surprising things about human beings is how all that resilience can evaporate in a moment.

I enjoyed Resilient, but if I was going to read only one of these two books, I would pick Get Your Life Back. I am struggling with how to review Resilient, as it wasn't quite what I was expecting. It speaks quite a bit about the turbulent times we are living in and some skills as to how we can survive. Eldredge also ends each chapter with a prayer.

I recommend Resilient to anyone who is weary with the way things are and needs some soul restoration.


Synopsis (Goodreads): 

The human soul has a built-in yearning for joy and beauty and all good things. But that craving for life has taken a real beating in the last few years. Join New York Times bestselling author John Eldredge as he gives you the tools you need to follow Jesus' path of supernatural resilience so you can reclaim your joy, strengthen your heart, and thrive through the storm.

Between false promises of ease and comfort on one side and the sheer trauma of global disease and disasters on the other, people today are facing a shortage of peace, happiness, and strength. In Resilient, Eldredge reveals a path toward genuine recovery and resilience through Jesus himself.

Drawing on wisdom from Scripture and Christian tradition, and illustrated throughout with powerful, true stories of grit and survival, Resilient will help you:

Recover from the trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic
Tap into the river of life that God promises his people
Learn to be patient with yourself--genuine recovery from spiritual and emotional trauma takes time and intentionality
Create a plan to foster resilience in your day-to-day life
Discover deep wells of freedom and strength through Christ who lives within us
Thriving requires a resilient soul. This book will help you find the resilience you long for when the world has gone mad--and discover in Jesus himself the strength that prevails.


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this, Cindy!

  2. Sometimes it is hard to remember how resilient we are. It is nice to look back on things we've been through and remember we are stronger than we think.

  3. I didn't realize John Eldridge had come out with a new book. I read Get Your Life Back last year and loved it. Glad to hear your thoughts on this one.

    1. Thanks Gretchen, you might enjoy it more than I did.