STOP THE CHASING

BE HERE NOW

Life is scary. Adulting is hard. When faced with the challenges of building a life of your own, it’s all too easy to stake your hope and happiness in “someday.” But what if the dotted lines on the map at your feet today mattered just as much as the destination you dream of? 

Hannah Brencher, TED Talk speaker and founder of The World Needs More Love Letters, thought Atlanta was her destination. Yet even after she arrived, she found herself in the same old chase for the next best thing…somewhere else. And it left her in a state of anxiety and deep depression.


Our hyper-connected era has led us to believe life should be a highlight reel—where what matters most is perfect beauty, instant success, and ready applause. Yet, as Hannah learned, nothing about faith, relationships, or character is instant. So she took up a new mantra: be where your feet are. Give yourself a permission slip to stop chasing the next big thing, and come matter here. 

“Someday, somewhere” is a dangerous game. The real stuff of life is here and now. 


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In the spirit of being surrounded + meeting one another in community, we are empowering you to host your own "honesty hours" and meet-ups all over the country! Want to meet people and have real conversation about the stuff that matters? RSVP to an event below or be brave + host your own. We will load you up with all the information you need to host a stellar meet-up for your community!

McAllen, TX                                          HONESTY HOUR                         JUNE 2 // 10:30am                                PJs Pies
Holland, MI                                           HONESTY HOUR                          JUNE 2 // 10am                           205 Coffee in Holland
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Charlotte, NC                                        HONESTY HOUR                           JUNE 16 // 7pm                   Journey Church in Huntersville
Denver, CO                                           HONESTY HOUR                             JUNE 4 // 7pm                                      Carbon
Washington, DC                                    HONESTY HOUR                           JUNE 16 // 11:45am        Kogod Courtyard- National Portrait Gallery
Charlotte, NC                                       HONESTY HOUR                            JUNE 23 // 2pm                               Atherton Lofts

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In the spirit of being surrounded + meeting one another in community, we are empowering you to host your own "honesty hours" and meet-ups all over the country! Want to meet people and have real conversation about the stuff that matters? RSVP to an event below or be brave + host your own. We will load you up with all the information you need to host a stellar meet-up for your community!

McAllen, TX                                         
HONESTY HOUR                         
JUNE 2 // 10:30am                               
PJs Pies

Holland, MI                                           
HONESTY HOUR                         
JUNE 2 // 10am                           
205 Coffee in Holland

Atlanta, GA                                       
BOOK LAUNCH PARTY                       
JUNE 7 // 7pm                                 
GUSTO! on Ponce

Charlotte, NC                                       
HONESTY HOUR                           
JUNE 16 // 7pm                   
Journey Church in Huntersville


Washington, DC
HONESTY HOUR
June 16 // 11:45am
Kogod Courtyard-
Smithsonian Art Museum

Denver, CO                                           
HONESTY HOUR                                     
JUNE 4 // 7pm                                       
Carbon

Charlotte, NC
HONESTY HOUR
JUNE 23 // 2pm
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shelley giglio, Chief Strategist, sixstepsrecords
Co-founder, Passion Conferences/Choice Ministries

In a culture where moving and shaking and hurriedly going are praised, Hannah Brencher calls us to the harder work of staying and anchoring. Raw, relatable and open-hearted, Come Matter Here will help you answer the questions of purpose, belonging and identity with the compassion and humor of a best friend.

carlos whittaker, author of "kill the spider"

Come Matter Here is a truth bomb dropped into a society that has no idea how bad it needs this declaration. Hannah has crafted, beautifully and humbly, a message of calm in the chaos. Like an inhaler to an asthmatic, Come Matter Here is the breath we all need.

erin loechner, author of chasing slow

"For the searchers, the wanderers, the hopers and somedayers: here, a roadmap."

good praise

more good praise

Words can be wings or weights. Hannah has given her readers words to lift us up and give us a space to think, but more importantly, a space to belong. With simple yet profound truths, Hannah vulnerably takes us on her personal journey while encouraging us to discover our own. I cannot wait to share this book with my friends.

"I’m grateful for the powerful message Hannah shares in Come Matter Here. This book masterfully encourages us to stop chasing a level of success, happiness, or a single moment to finally believe we matter. Hannah is not only an exceptional writer, but she truly lives out this message. She makes every person she meets feel known, accepted, and as though they were made for more right where they are. Well done!" 


tyler reagin, president of catalyst



By vulnerably inviting her community into her darkest moments, Hannah inspires me to do the same with my own life and reminds me that's there's so much beauty in letting people in.

branden harvey, founder of good good good


Come Matter Here is a triumph of truth over lies and healing over pain. The world is a better place because Hannah Brencher is in it and this book is absolutely brilliant. You will love Come Matter Here and never be the same after reading it. 


Alli Worthington, Author of Fierce Faith: A Woman’s Guide to Fighting Fear, Wrestling Worry, and Overcoming Anxiety 

Come Matter Here is the anthem we've been desperately craving—an invitation to start living right where you are.Hannah's story, masterful writing, and passionate guidance will help you leave behind the lie that life is going to happen someday. It's here. You're here. Come Matter Here is a must-read!

Lara Casey, Author of Make It Happen + Cultivate

No one, and I mean no one, can put into words the aches, exclamations, and musings of an every-girl heart wrought with love and faith and pain quite like Hannah can. Thank goodness for the way God has used Hannah’s words and pain and joy. Come Belong Here is one of those books I will set aside for my own daughter one day, as she embarks on her own life looking for a place to belong.

Emily Ley, Author of Grace not Perfection & Simplified Living

This book is a wakeup call—to stop waiting for future fulfillment, to stop striving for someday, and to dig deep into the moments that matter. Hannah's stories have a way of taking you by the hand and guiding you towards your truth. 

Natalie Franke, Founder of Rising Tide Society



“As you turn these pages, you’ll be reminded that you were created for more than a highlight reel kind of life. And that your greatest work comes from the consistent act of showing up for people over and over again, just as you are. It’s the kind of important, desperately needed reminder we all should be paying attention to right now. And Hannah’s words- equal parts gold and fire -make for that perfect reminder.”

 Mary Marantz, writer, speaker, entrepreneur, and CEO of Black Tie Media.

Bianca Juarez Olthoff, speaker, advocate, and best-selling author of Play With Fire