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.
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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!"
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
“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.”
I can't believe this honor I have of bringing my second book out into the world. I am the founder of More Love Letters. My first book is called "If You Find This Letter" and it is available in the United States, Russia & Germany. I gave a TED Talk once and it flipped my world upside down. Now I spend my days writing books & speaking around the country! My heart is to build leaders while sharing stories of how God walks with me daily as I walk through depression & life.
Work is the biggest passion of mine but I love to unwind with true crime shows and extreme workouts with my husband Lane. I call Atlanta, Georgia my home.