All That’s Good By Hannah Anderson
Book/Novel Author: Hannah Anderson
Book/Novel Title: All That’s Good
***Winner of the 2018 TGC Book Award for Christian Living*** *And God saw that it was good
Look out over the world today, it seems a far cry from Gods original declaration. Pain, conflict, and uncertainty dominate the headlines. Our daily lives are noisy and chaoticfilled with too much information and too little wisdom. No wonder we often find it easier to retreat into safe spaces, hunker down in likeminded tribes, and just do our best to survive life.
**But what if God wants you to do more than simply survive?** What if he wants you to thrive in this world, and be part of its redemption? What if you could rediscover the beauty and goodness God established in the beginning?
By learning the lost art of discernment, you can. Discernment is more than simply avoiding bad things; discernment actually frees you to navigate the world with confidence and joy by teaching you how to recognize and choose good things. When you learn discernment and develop a taste for all thats good, you will encounter God in remarkable new ways. Come, discover the God who not only made all things, but who will also make all things good once again. **
Praise for All Thats Good When the topic of discernment arises, I get nervous. Maybe you do, too. Many of us have been on the receiving end of the well-intended comments of others, offered in the name of godly discernment. With the Bible as her steady guide, Hannah Anderson points us toward good definitions and good practices to help us obey the command to be people who know how to discern rightly. Im so grateful for this clarifying book. Jen Wilkin Author and Bible teacher¿¿ Few authors capture the nuances of Christian wisdom and avoid reducing it to the dos and donts of life or the five steps to sound decision-making. Yet in¿All Thats Good,¿Hannah Anderson skillfully captures wisdoms many sides, delivering a thoughtful, informed, and accessible approach to the¿art of discernment¿for all Christians.¿By grounding her approach in Gods good creation, Anderson calls readers to reconsider how God is at work in His world, how we experience the world around us, and especially¿how we think¿as we journey through life with God.¿For all who desire to cultivate virtue and grow in wisdom and discernment, move¿All Thats Good¿to the top of your reading list.¿As both professor and pastor, I strongly recommend it. ¿¿¿
Benjamin T. Quinn Assistant Prof., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Pastor, Holly Grove Baptist Church All That’s Good urges us to grow in true discernment by developing a taste for Gods goodness. Weaving nostalgic storytelling with wisdom and soul, Hannah beckons us to deep, biblical thinking. Readers will walk away looking for Gods pure, lovely, redemptive, restoring character in the world around them. This is a timely book on an always relevant topic. Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler Cofounders of Risen Motherhood All That’s Good has arrived at just the right moment. In an age of tribalism and fake news, its more important than ever that Christians develop their discernment skills in order to follow Christ well in spite of the challenges of our current cultural moment. Hannah illuminates eternal truths in an accessible manner that all Christians will walk away from this book with tools to navigate this present age as better neighbors, citizens, and disciples.
Kathryn Freeman Director of Public Policy, Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission¿ Once again, Hannah Anderson has written a book that not only points readers toward the good, the true, and the beautiful, but is¿all of these things as well. This book recovers life-giving, joy-generating applications of the Christian faith that have been lost for generations to the spirits of fear and enmity that have come to define the relationship of many believers to Gods good world. Andersons reminder to taste and see the goodness of God all around us is a welcome invitation for us all. Karen Swallow Prior Author of On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books and Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah MorePoet, Reformer, Abolitionist Hannah Anderson has long been a source of wisdom and insight into the spiritual nature of the public and the public nature of the spiritual. She captures the truth about things we all see, but can hardly explain. In All Thats Good, Hannah does it again, refusing the false public/private dichotomy that starves our public life and splits our souls in half. Reading this book will help you bring your whole self to the public, discerning what is good and what is not, and partnering with God to see His goodness become even more realized in the world. What a soul-nourishing read Hannah has provided for us in these pages. Michael Wear Author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America
Ive always seen discernment as a basically negative thing: make sure you dont embrace something bad. Hannah Anderson has convinced me that it is a positive thing: make sure you do embrace what is good. This book, like the biblical text it centers on, is good, true, honorable, excellent, and praiseworthy. Buy it, read it, and think about such things!
Andrew Wilson Teaching Pastor at Kings Church London¿
Hannah Anderson presents a beautiful and needed guide for¿finding the good thats often hidden within the worlds brokenness. In¿All Thats Good,¿Hannahs signature¿storytelling¿revives the lost art of discernment and inspires us to hunt for¿His goodness in all the nooks and crannies of life. From family relations to¿community involvement to political discourse,¿All¿Thats Good¿trains us to sort through the constant barrage of¿information and opinion, so we can assess whats good from whats not. Rather¿than telling us WHAT to think, Hannah¿teaches us HOW to thinkand with that¿skill, we are able to fully embrace the goodness of this life.
Author of¿Comfort¿Detox Managing Editor of¿Christ¿and Pop Culture
### From the Back Cover
**ARE YOU PURSUING WHATS SAFE ** **OR WHATS GOOD?**
One glance at the headlines will tell you that the world is a dangerous, confusing place. Forget the headlinesjust look at your social media feed. From global tragedies to interpersonal conflict, it can feel like the only choice you have left is to hunker down and do your best to survive.
But what if God wants more for you in this life than survival? Better yet, what if He has a plan to restore the goodness of the world? What if youre part of that plan?
In *All Thats Good* , Hannah Anderson invites you to embrace discernment as part of Gods larger work of redemption. By learning to see the world as He sees itin all its brokenness and beautyyoull learn how to navigate it with hope and confidence. And when you learn to pursue whatever is true and lovely and pure and just, youll find yourself changed.
So come, join in this journey to wisdom. Come, find the freedom of discernment. Come, discover all thats good.