In her quest to live a vibrant spiritual life, author Karen Wright Marsh had a revelation: she didn’t need to find and follow the perfect plan; she needed people she could follow.

In Wake Up to Wonder: 22 Invitations to Amazement in the Everyday, Marsh introduces readers to those people—faithful yet oh-so-human Christians from across centuries and cultures. Inspired by their example, she offers playful, simple practices that bring deeper meaning and purpose to everyday life. Karen will lead you through some “Try This” exercises in the book, with hopes that a deep breath and a dose of wonder will do us all some good!

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