Our culture is self-obsessed – in our schedules, relationships, and especially online. In the midst of this near-narcissism, we have forgotten the joy that comes from putting others first. Listen, Love, Repeat encourages us to embrace backwards living, listening for "heart drops"—hints from those in our lives who need encouragement—and then reaching out to them in practical and doable ways.
As we scatter kindness, we get to see lives changed right before our eyes. Not only the lives of others, but our own lives as well.
Karen Ehman’s blog was one of the first I ever read, and she’s never stopped being a mentor to me. Her words here speak my heart language—and echo the heart of God. Live these words. Repeat. Have a profoundly beautiful life right where you are.
Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author of One Thousand Gifts and The Broken Way
With all the criticism and combativeness we witness online and in person, Listen, Love, Repeat is a breath of fresh air. . . . Faith-filled inspiration and practical ideas for living alert, taking notice of others, and scattering God’s kindness in an often negative world.
Candace Cameron Bure, New York Times bestselling author, actress, and cohost of The View
Love never fails. I've read it. I've heard it. Listen, Love, Repeat, however, reminds me to live it --not just on holidays or special occasions, but everyday -- just because. There's a purposeful intentionality in each chapter of Listen, Love, Repeat that resonates deeply within the core of my humanity, and reminds the reader that by taking the time to acknowledge the often unnoticed needs of our fellow humans, we become the catalysts for the change that we so desperately need and want to see in our world. I am forever changed for the better as a result of reading this book.
Vivett Dukes, Listen, Love, Repeat Launch Team Member
In Listen, Love, Repeat Karen Ehman again strikes gold, showing us how to value others above ourselves and to do so with genuine compassion. A teacher at heart, Karen skillfully weaves together biblical examples, hard-earned wisdom, and real-life stories to create a resource our world desperately needs.
Liz Curtis Higgs, bestselling author of The Girl’s Still Got It
What if in a world full of heartache, there was a plethora of ears listening for heartdrops? What is a heartdrop, you ask? You know, that new Mama who could use some encouragement. The woman with a fractured rib who would love a meal for her family. The family struggling to make ends meet, wishing they could do Christmas. All three were my heartdrops. All three Karen heard. Listen, Love, Repeat is a message Karen is living with Jesus-shaped gusto, and after reading, you'll be inspired to live too.
Ayla Mehreen Starr, Real-Life Friend of Karen Ehman
Listen, Love, Repeat is utterly refreshing. It’s a call to step out of our self-obsessed culture and notice the people around us, to really pay attention and look for ways to love and honor each other. What a timely reminder that while we can’t do everything for the people we encounter in the day-to-day, we can do something—and every little something matters. Thank you, Karen, for a book that’s practical, encouraging, and grounded in Truth. We will all be better for reading it.
Sophie Hudson, popular blogger Boo Mama, author of Giddy Up, Eunice and Home Is Where My People Are
Listen, Love, Repeat awakens what is already there deep inside each of us to treat others like you would want to be treated. True to the golden rule. We all have what it takes to hear those heart drops and pour into the lives of others, the truest form of hospitality.
Tiffany Thomas, Listen, Love, Repeat launch team member.
In Listen, Love Repeat Karen reminds us the purpose of doing good isn’t about being known as a pretty good person but about pointing people to the breathtaking goodness of God. You won’t feel like you’re being asked to add one more thing to your already full plate. Instead, you’ll discover how small sacrifices can have a significant impact on the lives of others. And how you can do it all for the glory of the One who made the greatest sacrifice of all.
Jeannie Cunnion, author of Parenting the Wholehearted Child
Listen, Love, Repeat was an answer to prayer! It’s so easy to live focused on our own needs, but as I asked the Lord to show me ways to better love those around me, Karen’s words inspired and equipped me to live with a heart of hospitality. This book is full of wonderful ways to live a life that reaches out and welcomes others in.
Becky Thompson, author of Hope Unfolding, founder of Scissortail SILK
If you desire to bless to others but feel like your calendar is too busy, this book is for you! Listen, Love, Repeat is exactly the inspiration I need to remind me that it doesn’t always take a lot of time to be a blessing. Karen Ehman shows us that when we pay attention and listen to the people around us, God reveals many simple ways we can love them well. Her biblical insight, practical ideas, and creative tips will help you live the life of love you long for.
Courtney Joseph, author and blogger at Women LivingWell.org and Good Morning Girls.org
With uncommon wit and wisdom, Karen Ehman shows us how to listen between the lines in everyday conversations and to love with creativity! Each chapter inspired me to live more alert and become more aware of how I can shift my focus from what people have to what they really need!
Renee Swope, bestselling author of A Confident Heart
Human connection is seemingly more accessible than ever, but still our hearts often feel miles away from the human being living even right next door. In Listen, Love, Repeat Karen Ehman digs into how meaningful connection begins by tuning our ears toward the hearts of those around us. When we do, life becomes richer and love becomes deeper. This is a practical and encouraging manual to forming and deepening relationships all around you.
Logan Wolfram, speaker, author of Curious Faith: Rediscovering Hope in the God of Possibility
Listen, Love, Repeat is a go-to manual on loving others like Jesus did. Karen’s heartfelt stories, biblical examples, and doable ideas will empower you to live alert––being on the lookout for anyone who needs a healthy dose of encouragement wrapped in a blanket of grace. I can’t wait to implement some of the suggestions!
Courtney DeFeo, speaker, author of In This House We Will Giggle, and founder of Light ’Em Up Gifts
Listen, Love, Repeat is more than a book. It is an inspired call to action for Christians to do what Jesus calls us to do: love people. By the end of the first chapter, I was already looking for ways to scatter kindness. This book is more than a recitation of why our good deeds matter. It is a practical guidebook on how to be like Jesus in a world that desperately needs more kindness.
Jennifer Dukes Lee, author of The Happiness Dare
Packed with heartfelt truths and practical ideas, Karen Ehman hits the nail on the head with her newest book, Listen, Love, Repeat! Both challenging and inspiring, it is a message we desperately need in our world today: to love others. A must read!
Ruth Schwenk, coauthor of For Better or For Kids, founder of TheBetterMom.com
The woman who wrote this book is the same woman who threw my bridal shower, loves me in ways I don’t deserve, believes in me in ways I don’t believe in myself, and who gives gifts better than anyone I know. Listen, Love, Repeat isn’t merely a catchy title, it’s the way Karen Ehman lives. She hasn’t stopped this cycle ever since I’ve met her. Now, it’s your turn to start.
Lindsey Feldpausch, blogger at The Glorious Table and Karen Ehman’s real-life friend
Listen, Love, Repeat is written by the woman I like to call my “other mother.” I spend lots of time at her house. She is never too busy to listen to my struggles, feed me good food, and let me borrow her phone charger. Best of all, she’s always pushing me to do my best and to strengthen my walk with the Lord. This book will help you to love like Jesus did and to never let others around you go unnoticed—even if that person is a teenage boy with a big appetite and dead cell phone who just needs someone to listen and care.
Anthen Ruhf, nineteen-year-old “sorta son” of Karen Ehman
Karen Ehman is God’s real deal—her heartfelt words a gift. When I began to tear up by page fifteen, I knew my heart was in for a total transformation! Listen, Love, Repeat quite possibly could be the key to getting unstuck from feeling hopelessly dry, scarily empty, and completely unfulfilled. Thank you, Karen, for being the friend we need to encourage us to tune our ears—in the midst of our culture’s narcissism—to hear God’s heart and scatter his loved to the world.
Sheila Mangum, author of the popular prayer blog The Power of the Three Stranded Prayer and Karen Ehman’s real-life friend
Everyone is wrapped up with what they have to do or where they need to be but very few actually take the time to stop and pay attention to those around them--myself included. Listen, Love, Repeat helps readers relate on a personal level and is a great reminder that we need to remember this important truth: it's not always about ourselves and sometimes listening with our hearts makes all the difference in the world to someone else.
Abby Chavez, Listen, Love, Repeat launch team member
In a time when our country is so divided, Listen, Love, Repeat is a breath of much needed fresh air that has changed my way of thinking. This must-read feels like you are with a girlfriend, Bibles open and coffee poured. Karen is very warm and humorous, telling it like it is but also from her heart. Everything is from the Word of God with scriptures to back it up throughout. There is nothing greater we can do than share God's love with others, and as Karen says, "point them to Him". What this world needs is the love of Jesus and also to love one another as we listen for one another's "heart drops". You will discover how to live this new way by reading this book.
Robin Jaynes Packer, Listen, Love, Repeat launch team member
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