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“Rachel does such a beautiful job unpacking an issue we’ve all faced in our lives: how to deal with unmet longing. She navigates this topic with humility and grace, and anyone who reads her words will come away with a deeper understanding of God’s heart for us.”

Rachel Cruze

New York Times Bestselling Author

& Personal Finance Expert

“If you are in a season of wrestling with unmet longings or maybe walking alongside someone who is, When It Hurts to Hope points the reader to the One who fulfills our deepest desires to be fully known and fully loved. Filled with love, grace, encouragement, and transparency, the words on these pages allow our sadness and grief to coexist with the gift of experiencing the beauty of true dependence and intimacy with the loving God.”

Kathy Koon

Counseling Pastor at Rolling Hills Community Church

“In her extraordinary debut book When It Hurts to Hope, Rachel Miller tells the raw, challenging truth about what happens when God doesn’t show up as we hoped and expected he would, and she provides tools for navigating life in the in-between. This book is a must-read for anyone struggling with what happens when they’ve done all the right things, but their life looks different than they thought it would.”

Dr. John Delony

#1 National Bestselling Author 

& Mental Health Expert

“One of life’s great agonies is managing the tension between longing, waiting, and not receiving. Through her own journey and powerful prose, Rachel reminds us that God is with us and gives us a full toolbox that we can use to turn our heartache into hope.” 

Ken Coleman

#1 National Bestselling Author

& Host of The Ken Coleman Show

“Each page of When It Hurts to Hope is a beautiful gift of truth, encouragement and field guide for living well while waiting & how to still hope when your dreams may never come true. Hilarious and honest, Rachel speaks into tender topics that are often spiritually bypassed in a way that is both helpful and hopeful. Whatever unmet longing lives in your soul, this book is for you in this season.”

Meredith Boggs

Author of The Journey Home

“This book is made for those of us in the in between, with hope deferred, yet somehow desiring to live with joy in the messy middle. Rachel so beautifully addresses the situations many of us find ourselves in during one season or another, giving us words for those lived experiences, and then graciously offering the tools to equip us through the waiting.”

Kelsey Chapman

Author of What They Taught Me

Addie L.

"I love how Rachel unpacks Biblical content and makes it easy to understand."

Carly A.

"This book has honesty, humility, and a funny tone that made me smile several times a chapter. I related to it so much as I've been navigating health issues."

Jessica S.

"Reading this has made me long to spend more time with Jesus."
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