Untamed by Glennon Doyle

I have lived every word of this book; every page of this journey. But somehow, instead of feeling like oh I already know this stuff, I found myself savoring every word of Untamed. Doyle’s articulation of the process of shedding expectations is sheer joy. Her ability to centrifuge truth down to its essence and to turn a mind-bending phrase is so satisfying–it’s like getting the water temperature and pressure exactly right at the same time. Scoured, clean, and with only slight abrasions.

From page 122: Maybe Eve was never meant to be our warning. Maybe she was meant to be our model. Own your wanting. Eat the apple. Let it burn.

Amen, sister. Amen.

 

Order Untamed by Glennon Doyle here.  Do it.

Order The Uncomfortable Confessions of a Preacher’s Kid by Ronna Russell here. Yes, please.

Read that post I did about Abby Wambach’s Wolf Pack a long time ago here. FAN.

When I Was You: a novel by Amber Garza

When I Was You is deeeelicious! I stayed up way past my bedtime to read and finally put it down right before the last few chapters. And then laid in the dark trying to figure out where the story was going, picking apart the plot points, making sure I hadn’t missed anything. I literally could not go to sleep–no book has ever done that to me before; When I Was You is unpredictable, dark, funny, and layered and gets in your head like spiderwebs. The best part to me is the perspective it’s written from-somehow Garza creates the sense of total immersion in the main character’s head and, in doing so, raises the bar for psychologic thrillers. Pre-order now before someone spoils it for you:

When I Was You by Amber Garza, available now for pre-order on Amazon.

New Forward! Updated Cover!

The Uncomfortable Confessions of a Preacher’s Kid has been updated with a new forward by Thomas Fudge, author of Heretics and Politics: Theology, Power, and Perception in the Last Days of CBC.

AND a new back cover review from Amber Garza, author of the upcoming thriller When I Was You, now available for preorder!

Author supporting authors is a beautiful thing and I am so grateful for their support!

Review from Author Amy Fish for Hippocampus Magazine

Amy’s review of The Uncomfortable Confessions of a Preacher’s Kid appears in the current edition of Hippocampus Magazine.

Book Review in Prayer Form

Honestly, I laughed and cried while reading this review-so funny and insightful. Thank you, Amy and Hippocampus Magazine!

Amy’s current book is I Wanted Fried With That: How to ask for what you want and get what you need.

The Life After Podcast

So much thanks to Chuck and Brady of The Life After podcast for the opportunity to do this interview. We talked about sex from every angle, laughed a lot, and discussed elements of my memoir, The Uncomfortable Confessions of a Preacher’s Kid, that I don’t often have the chance to delve into. Click the link below to listen.

Uncomfortable Confessions with Ronna Russell

Amethyst Joy

Amethyst Joy is one of my favorite Instagram follows. She has a way of revealing how wound sources show up in parenting. Her words are deep and soft and true; a reminder that we can do better. And she does it without twisting the knife.

Even though my kids are grown, her poetry resonates. I think she writes poetry, anyway. Sounds like poetry to me.

Follow her on Instagram HERE or her website HERE.

This is my current favorite: