This Life I Live

This Life I Live

By Rory Feek

  • Release Date: 2017-02-14
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 5
From 165 Ratings
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Her story. His story. The love story of Joey and Rory.

By inviting so many into the final months of Joey’s life as she battled cancer, Joey and Rory Feek captured hearts around the world with how they handled the diagnosis; the inspiring, simple way they chose to live; and how they loved each other every step of the way. But there is far more to the story.

“My life is very ordinary,” says Rory. “On the surface, it is not very special. If you looked at it, day to day, it wouldn’t seem like much. But when you look at it in a bigger context—as part of a larger story—you start to see the magic that is on the pages of the book that is my life. And the more you look, the more you see. Or, at least, I do.”

In this vulnerable book, he takes us for the first time into his own challenging life story and what it was like growing up in rural America with little money and even less family stability.

This is the story of a man searching for meaning and security in a world that offered neither. And it’s the story of a man who finally gives it all to a power higher than himself and soon meets a young woman who will change his heart forever.

In This Life I Live, Rory Feek helps us not only to connect more fully to his and Joey’s story but also to our own journeys. He shows what can happen when we are fully open in life’s key moments, whether when meeting our life companion or tackling an unexpected tragedy. He also gives never-before-revealed details on their life together and what he calls “the long goodbye,” the blessing of being able to know that life is going to end and taking advantage of it. Rory shows how we are all actually there already and how we can learn to live that way every day.

A gifted man from nowhere and everywhere in search of something to believe in. A young woman from the Midwest with an angelic voice and deep roots that just needed a place to be planted. This is their story. Two hearts that found each other and touched millions of other hearts along the way.


  • This Life I Live

    By Carolinalady
    This book was a blessing and a lesson of life and the love story of two of God’s creations. Their love for each other was a true story of life and love and the will to override the ups and downs that life handed them, with God’s help and their dignity and love of the Lord to guide them. Rory has written a beautiful love story of a life lesson learned and growth through Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior. His love for his children is a full and wise love and his children were blessed to have him and Joey’s example to follow. God bless him as he continues to love the Lord and let Him lead him through the rest of his life and the rearing of his sweet Indiana.
  • Excellent read!

    By Not Mrs. Disney
    So glad I purchased this book... Truly inspiring!
  • Incredible

    By shannonshealy
    Rory Feek's writing style is both eloquent and captivating. His command of syntax and unorthodox use of punctuation truly communicate the depth, emotion, and sentiment of what he feels at the core. This a beautiful tribute to an incredible woman. Having never met her, I find myself wanting to be more and more like her each day. I have already preordered his next book!
  • This Life I Live

    By PrismCenter
    Facinating, heart breaking book of a young man's struggles to be a man of character, father, and committed husband. Highly recommend it.
  • Wonderful faith

    By Patbrady
    I absolutely loved this book and how their journey in life was centered in a great faith in God. The challenges, the heartbreaks and their love shows us how faith in God's purpose keep them going.
  • Amazing...

    By Makimonson
    Thank u for sharing your story.. Jen from ND
  • This life I live

    By 🎸🎻
    I don't really ever pick up a book, but I followed the story of Joey, and I couldn't put the book down. Prayers to Rory and his family🙏
  • Horribly Boring

    By GI4runner
    Don't waste your money or time. No story and lots of sugary advise. A real "dear abbey" piece of junk.
  • Love believes all things, bears all things, love never ends.

    By Canaan girl
    A beautifully, written-from-heart testament to the impact love and faith has on our lives. An enjoyable read with relatable stories; I laughed, I cried and I could not wait to read the next chapter. Joey & Rory's story has inspired me to be a better person, a more loving spouse and most importantly, a more trusting and faithful believer. Carol M.
  • A humble and honest story about faith and love.

    By Cortina 111115555
    Beautiful story. The way it was written was as if Rory was talking to me in person, frank and simple, yet eloquent. Humble and honest. It's a story about faith and love, but grounded in reality. I bought their documentary, "To Joey, With Love," and watched that first. The book refreshingly compliments the movie, giving the reader insight into what the viewer cannot see- his thoughts, personal details, and a more in-depth perspective of his and Joey's story. They are not perfect people and don't pretend to be. They made mistakes and learned from them, discovering that having faith in a higher power was the way for them to build a good marriage and face the challenges that life throws at us. I highly recommend both!