The comforting bid of Jesus to the worn and weary soul:
Come to me, all who are weary, and I will give you rest.
You're tired. Tired in your body. Tired in your soul. At times, life feels hard, chaotic, or just mind-numbingly ordinary. But what if our souls could find rest even amid the onslaught of chaos and confusion? What if we could exchange that heavy dread and disquiet for a peace that passes understanding? Author Sarah J. Hauser believes that while our outward lives are falling apart, our inner lives can grow stronger. All Who are Weary was born out of Sarah's own story—her depression, grief, and tears. Sarah, no stranger to weariness, invites us to join her in bringing our heavy burdens to Jesus and taking the light burden He offers instead.
Readers find deep, lasting rest by throwing off nine soul-crushing burdens: worthlessness, condemnation, worry, self-sufficiency, insecurity, comparison, perfectionism, insignificance, and despair. We were never meant to carry these things in the first place. Christians who feel stuck, strained, and discouraged will be equipped with Scripture and encouraged by personal stories that help us identify the burdens we need to release. Because of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we can live with joy and endurance, come what may. If you're craving rest for your soul, Jesus invites you to come to Him, because only there can true rest be found.
"Anyone who finds themselves striving for rest and unsure of how to practically attain it will be guided by All Who Are Weary. This book edifies and encourages believers to lay down burdens they were never intended to carry, and to take up the gracious yoke of Christ. Packed with biblical backing and practical wisdom, this book helps illuminate the path of ministry so many of us walk."
—Amy Gannett, author, Bible teacher, and founder of Tiny Theologians
"One thing every human being will experience, if not yet then eventually, is the pain of weariness. In this hopeful, empathetic, gospel-saturated book, Sarah does a great job helping the reader navigate wearying realities including worthlessness, worry, comparison, and a vague sense that our lives don't matter. Along the way, she puts forth the gospel as the solution at every turn. If you or someone you know are feeling less than uplifted and are struggling to find joy, I highly recommend that you read this book."
—Scott Sauls, senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church and author of Beautiful People Don't Just Happen: How God Redeems Regret, Hurt, and Fear in the Making of Better Humans
"In All Who Are Weary, Sarah Hauser marks a life-giving path toward rest. It's not the way of shallow self-care but the abundant life offered in Jesus Christ. If you are wearied by ordinary days, exhausted by extraordinary suffering, or just tired of your self-focused life, you can linger over the deep and ancient truths of this book—and find renewed hope."
—Jen Pollock Michel, award-winning author and speaker
"All Who Are Weary moved me to tears more than once. I not only saw myself in Sarah's stories, I saw myself in the Bible's story. I saw Christ lifting my burdens, my grief, my insecurities, and offering me a much lighter load. I saw the gentleness of the God who has walked with me through years of chronic pain, heartbreak, and loss. This book reminded me why the heart of God—a heart full of compassion for His weary children—is never old news to sinners and sufferers like me."
—Quina Aragon, author of children's books Love Made, Love Gave, and Love Can
"Authentic and raw, All Who Are Weary is balm to the anxious soul. Sarah Hauser does a marvelous job weaving her personal story with rich theological truths that will steady and strengthen the worn-out soul. Winsome and wise, I'm thankful for this book."
—Laura Wifler, author, podcaster, and cofounder of Risen Motherhood
"Equal parts encouraging and applicable, I finished All Who Are Weary with a deep exhale, softened shoulders, and unclenched fists. Combining vulnerable stories of grief and depression with rich, biblical insight—Sarah gently guides readers to see how true rest is available to all of us, no matter our circumstances. A compassionate, much-needed reminder that just because we live in a broken world, doesn't mean we have to limp our way through it."
—Ashlee Gadd, founder of Coffee + Crumbs and author of Create Anyway: The Joy of Pursuing Creativity in the Margins of Motherhood
"As I read All Who Are Weary, my tired soul breathed a sigh of relief. Sarah Hauser is an eloquent storyteller who shows us how Jesus' life, death, and resurrection is the hope we need when all hope feels lost. To the one who worries, or who seeks perfection, or who constantly compares, or who feels like they are drowning in despair—this book is for you."
—Michelle Ami Reyes, award-winning author of Becoming All Things
"Steeped in honesty and tenderness, Sarah's words remind us that the God of all things is near, even in the darkest depths of our stories. This book whispers into our hearts that even at our most weary, God cares for us with compassion and mercy, allowing us to release what was never ours to hold."
—Kayla Craig, author of To Light Their Way and Every Season Sacred and creator of Liturgies for Parents on Instagram
"Tender and truthful, All Who Are Weary offers readers a hope-filled approach to trusting the Lord with the lives we have been given—even if they aren't what we expected. I am so thankful for Sarah's honesty and compassion in writing a beautiful, Christ-centered resource for everyone who feels weighed down by the burdens of life. Highly recommended."
—Ann Swindell, author of The Path to Peace and owner of Writing with Grace
"If there is a book that makes a person feel less alone in the world, this is it. Drawing from her own experience, Sarah expertly explores topics that are universal to all of us—grief, sadness, loneliness, comparison, despair, worthiness—and serves as a guide as we wind our way through these complicated and deep narratives and emotions. She helps us find our way home—to God, to ourselves, and to one another."
—Krista Gilbert, author of Reclaiming Home, coach, cohost of The Open Door Sisterhood Podcast
"Friend, the book you hold in your hands is a gift—and an invitation. Sharing honest stories of her own suffering, exploring the testimonies of Christians from Augustine to Esau McCaulley, and digging again and again into Scripture, Sarah tells the truth about the burdens we carry and points us back to the gentleness of God, whose burdens are always light."
—Catherine McNiel, author of Fearing Bravely, All Shall Be Well, and Long Days of Small Things