I Guess I Haven't Learned That Yet (Shauna Niequist)
I Guess I Haven't Learned That Yet is a journey of both unlearning what is no longer helpful, embracing curiosity, and accepting the unknowns of midlife, heartbreak, and chronic pain. New York Times bestselling author Shauna Niequist speaks with characteristic candor and grace about the challenges and delights of a move from the Midwest to Manhattan, and also releasing our expectations for how we thought our lives would look. In this five-session study, follow Shauna on her journey to understand grief, to reshape her faith, and to practice courage when all she wanted to do was hide.
Study Guide Book
Study Guide First Chapter
Book Club Toolkit (message from Shauna, conversation starters, recipes, Habits of a Beginner, Spotify playlist)
I Guess I Haven't Learned That Yet - Session 1: When Change Comes
Change comes to us all—there are no exceptions to that rule. We can clinch our fists and fume against it, or we can learn to become our next selves by facing change, by speaking what’s true, by letting what’s dead be dead, by surrendering to find our way through.
I Guess I Haven't Learned That Yet - Session 2: Tender Toward Ourselves
How do we truly help our physical selves? How do we learn to discern our bodies’ needs and wants? How do we begin to offer it care? More fundamental still, how do we look at ourselves as people worth helping . . . as people who are worthy to heal?
I Guess I Haven't Learned That Yet - Session 3: Questions, Questions
How might learning to ask a few useful questions reframe this season you’re in? You can learn to leverage curiosity—about yourself, about your emerging reality, and about God. You can start asking more questions and making fewer statements. You can pull up and step out and risk reinvention, as yo...
I Guess I Haven't Learned That Yet - Session 4: Learning to Be Brave
This session is about foregoing the desire to go it alone when things get weird or hard. It’s about making room for other people, letting them know that they’re seen, they’re valued, they’re known. It’s also about letting them make room for you as you process what you need, what you want, what hu...
I Guess I Haven't Learned That Yet - Session 5: Coming Home
Now we look at what it means to come home to ourselves, our new selves, our stronger selves, the selves that have been waiting behind this season of change all along.