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.
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!
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.
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 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:
My current favorite thing in the world to read is The Weekly Zephyr. Tina Rowley puts together poetry and art (and sometimes music and other stuff) in ways that blow my mind and make me stop, want to stop, to soak it in and read it at least twice. I don’t know how she does it, but she is deep and thoughtful and easy at the same time. I tried to pick out a single quote to share here but I couldn’t choose. Give The Zephyr a try…
The Weekly Zephyr by Tina Rowley
Cami Ostman is my hero, plain and simple. I signed up for Cami’s writing program, The Narrative Project, when I realized I was never going to finish my memoir without some help. A lot of help. She was my writing coach (English teacher, professional nudger, unofficial therapist, friend) for a year and a half and I am still realizing how much I learned from her and the process TNP offers.
We got together the other day on a Zoom call with some of her current clients to chat about my book, publishing process, and what’s next. My audio gave out toward the end but we got most of the call.
Here it is: Interview
The Uncomfortable Confessions of a Preacher’s Kid on Amazon (or order from your favorite bookstore)