Begin Again

The Brave Practice of Releasing Hurt and Receiving Rest

by Leeana Tankersley (Author)Shauna Niequist (Foreword by)
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"Always we begin again."
--St. Benedict

What do we do when we feel stuck, restless, cornered in our own lives?
We can shut down. Or we can begin again.

To begin again is to open the window, even an inch, to let the breeze of grace come in. It is a call to open our hands when all we want to do is clench our fists.

Join Leeana Tankersley as she shares a journey of beginning again--in her relationships, in her faith practices, and with herself. Her small, daily shifts dramatically influenced her larger ways of doing and being, allowing her to trade trying for trust, striving for surrender. If you've been feeling stuck, Leeana's life-giving words will show you how to forgive yourself, develop new and healthier patterns of living, and do away with resentment and regret.

"Every book Leeana writes instantly becomes my new favorite book."--Myquillyn Smith, author of The Nesting Place

"A sacred invitation to walk forward in our own lives without shame or regret. I want to give this tender, powerful book to every woman in my life."--Emily P. Freeman, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Simply Tuesday

"Easily the most beautiful thing I have read all year. Profound and soulful, it is a book that will change everything you believe about releasing hurt and choosing rest."--Mandy Arioto, president and CEO of MOPS International; author of Starry Eyed

Leeana Tankersley is the author of Found Art, Breathing Room, and Brazen, and holds English degrees from Liberty University and West Virginia University. She is a regular contributor to MOPS and speaks to groups all over the country about waking up those beautiful and sacred parts of each of us that can go dormant. She and her husband, Steve, live in San Diego, California, with their three kids. Learn more at


Leeana Tankersley, Author

Leeana Tankersley is the author of five books, including Begin Again and Brazen, and holds English degrees from Liberty University and West Virginia University. Leeana's writing has been featured in the Huffington Post,,, and She is a regular contributor to MOPS, both as a writer and speaker. Leeana and her three kids currently call Virginia home. Learn more at

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