Fighting Forward with Hannah Brencher
When I was doing research for my interview with today’s guest I saw that on Amazon her book, Fighting Forward, was the #1 release in the “Depression” category. That tells me a few things. First, there are a lot of people looking for help. Second, there is a relatability to Hannah’s message that people connect with. They want advice on how to “talk to” the lies that are holding them back, and Hannah shares this message beautifully.
Sometimes it’s hard talking about mental health, but after adopting teens from foster care this is a daily topic in our home. As parents, neighbors, and friends, often want people who struggle with depression and anxiety to “snap out of it,” but it’s not that easy. Thankfully, Hannah provides lots of advice on what can help.
Hannah shares wonderful insight into what the Bible means when God says, “I will make all things new.” She also shares about the importance of fighting forward and about daily rhythms and sustainable faith. If you want to know how to fight better, I know you’ll enjoy this podcast!
Who is Hannah Brencher?
Hannah Brencher is an author, blogger, TED speaker, and entrepreneur. She founded The World Needs More Love Letters, a global community dedicated to sending letter bundles to those who need encouragement. Named as one of the White House’s “Women Working to Do Good” and a spokesperson for the United States Postal Service, Hannah has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Oprah, Glamour, USATODAY.com, the Chicago Tribune, and more.
You can order Fighting Forward HERE.
About the Book:
At the darkest point of a life-altering depression, Hannah Brencher took a silver marker and labeled a composition book “Fight Song.” In that little notebook, she poured hope-filled truths and affirmations, knowing that one day, she—and you—would need a reminder to stay in the fight. Drawn from those glow-in-the-dark words, Fighting Forward is your empowering invitation to show up, claim hope, and take back your life one small win at a time.
Popular blogger, viral TED Talk speaker, and founder of The World Needs More Love Letters, Hannah shares personal stories of developing daily rhythms and sustainable faith in a culture of hustle. With a heap of hope for those who long to move from anxiety and fear into action steps, the power-ballad essays in this book will encourage you to savor the milestones you’ve already reached, root yourself in the next small step, welcome healthy routines into your day, and apply grace like sunscreen in the process of your own becoming.
Fighting Forward champions the truth that each song starts with a single note. With trust and a little time, each note and every small step adds up to a victorious anthem of showing up to this life and staying in the fight to become who God made you to be.
Walk It Out Scripture
Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19 ESV
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Resources, books, and links mentioned in this episode:
- Fighting Forward | Hannah Brencher
- Every Little Win | Tricia Goyer with Todd Tilghman
- Hannah’s TEDTalk
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