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The Repurposed and Upcycled Life: When God Turns Trash to Treasure

Through inspiration from God's Word, a generous dose of humor, and everyday examples, discover the joy-filled, hope-rich way of viewing the past, present, and future.

2018
ISBN: 978-0988528628

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The Repurposed and Upcycled Life: A Women's Small Group Bible Study

A workbook (8.5x11 inches) to accompany the book. Small group discussion, Bible study, doodles to color and optional at-home application. A study for busy women!

2018
ISBN: 978-0988528611

Jewel: A Parable About Living as a Precious Treasure

More than a simple fairytale or children's book, this heartwarming story inspires readers of all ages with a parable that demonstrates how precious they are in the eyes of God. Jewel discovers how to live as a daughter of the king while waiting for the moment when the prince would carry her off to her forever castle. Includes discussion questions at the end to start meaningful conversations about faith.

Coming in April 2018

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Contact us by email to ask for bulk pricing in packs of 10 or more sets of the book and Bible study workbook for your small group.

The Repurposed and Upcycled Life: When God Turns Trash to Treasure

Updated edition coming April 2018. 

Are there experiences you'd rather toss in the dumpster? 

Discover the repurposed and upcycled life. With her laugh-out-loud Erma Bombeck way of looking at life, Michelle will help you see how some of your greatest disappointments, mistakes, and hurts can be beautiful treasures from God. Part memoir, part inspiration and self-help, this book will help you: 

  • Unpack emotional baggage and deal with the past
  • Confront perfectionism and negative attitudes
  • Change your perspective on your circumstances
  • Let go of regret and shame
  • Build positive healthy relationships
  • Dream big and live with purpose

Through inspiration from God's Word and examples from everyday life, you'll discover the joy-filled, hope-rich way of viewing your past, present, and future.

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The Repurposed and Upcycled Life: A Women's Small Group Bible Study

Released in April 2018!

This workbook was created for a small group Bible study and heartfelt discussion, with doodles to color and creative exercises on every page. This is where faith, creativity and everyday life collide! (Participants will need a copy of "The Repurposed and Upcycled Life: When God Turns Trash to Treasure" to accompany this Bible study.)

This 15-week small group Bible study is designed for busy women who want to build relationships as they gather around the Word of God to grow in their faith. There are optional at-home activities that help apply the content, but no assigned homework. Leaders can facilitate discussion without extensive prep for each session.

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“Michelle Rayburn offers great grins right alongside a sweet biblical boost. Love the combo! The Repurposed and Upcycled Life moves us toward finding joy—even in the toughest spots. Bring on the repurposing!”

—Rhonda Rhea, speaker, radio personality, author of How Many Lightbulbs Does It Take to Change a Person

 

 

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“Michelle had me laughing from the first paragraph in her intro. I thought, Now here’s a woman I can relate to. She’s hilarious. She’s creative. She’s real. And she packs an important message about how God can repurpose the not-so-fun stuff of our lives into something beautiful. This book will entertain you and give you a new perspective. You can’t go wrong with that.”

—Twila Belk—a.k.a. the Gotta Tell Somebody Gal—speaker, writer, co-author of Heavenly Company and I Believe in Healing

“Michelle Rayburn has always had a way with discarded things, remaking them into something uniquely useful, beautiful, and a conversation-starter. She does the same thing with words and stories in The  Repurposed and Upcycled Life, encouraging her readers to find the treasures that rise from each page. Her transparency and sense of humor help make this book at once meaningful, challenging, and fun...as charming as the antique door she's repurposed as a room divider. Her gift for finding new purposes for items that seem to have lost their usefulness is more than equaled by her gift for applying that principle to life's difficulties and disappointments in this treasure of a book.” 

—Cynthia Ruchti, radio personality, novelist, speaker, and author of the upcoming Ragged Hope: Surviving the Fallout of Other People's Choices (Abingdon Press)

“Who knew a combination of hilarity, transparency and faith could produce such a relatable, applicable book? Michelle Rayburn gives us an honest look at what life looks like when we let God repurpose us for His good pleasure.”

—Kathy Carlton Willis, author and speaker

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