I was 27 years old. On the verge of a divorce from a husband who was addicted to cocaine. A father who had just died unexpectedly. Trying to heal from poor choices without even knowing I needed to heal.
I had spent many years believing lies about my identity, assuming the labels stuck to me by others or myself wouldn’t ever budge. They were there to stay. The shackles would always remain.
But then, of course, Jesus.
Last year, my friend Jenny Lee Sulpizio, asked me to write an essay that would be included in her new book being released today, For the Love of God: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Faith and Getting Grace.
The premise, she described, was to reach women who were confused or new to their faith. Women who had hard questions to ask. Women who weren’t sure who they were in His eyes.
In other words, the woman I was 14 years ago.
My how I wish I had this book then, friends.
The thing about about Jenny is . . . she’s been there, too. She pushed God away for a while and asked hard questions. She struggled with who she was in His eyes. She’s had her fair share of doubt.
Jenny can write about this path because she’s walked it. And so have I.
I am beyond-honored she asked me to contribute and even more beyond-honored to have been asked to write on a topic I’m passionate about: heart versus head relationships with God. Oh, don’t I know all about this, too.
Each one of us knows someone who is in desperate need of the grace and freedom found in a real, growing relationship with Jesus. Someone who needs her fears recognized, her questions answered, and her disbelief turned on it’s head in light of the Truth. Is God bringing someone to mind right now? What about your neighbor from across the street, or that other tired mama in your yoga class? Could it be your tender-hearted daughter, or your crazy-fun-but-oh-so-broken mother? Maybe it’s the under-tipped barista you see every morning on your way to work, or the hairdresser who is in the middle of some dark circumstances.
…they are in need of the message found in this book…they are in need of a relationship with God.
Being new is never easy especially when it comes to finding your faith. But you don’t need a big neon sign to point the way to God. Instead, you need a friend to tell it to you straight, equip you with information, and provide some much-needed encouragement along the way. Indeed, you need guidance from a woman who has already walked a mile in your shoes.
Jenny Lee Sulpizio invites you to silence those doubts, experience God’s grace, and breathe in the unconditional love you were always meant to know. It’s a guide for women unsure of their Creator, in search of answers, and interested in pursuing a genuine relationship with the Lord. Because this walk with God — this journey with Jesus? It’s about to change everything.”
- Provides an inviting look into the nuts and bolts of faith and what it means to call one’s self a Christian.
- Encourages readers to come closer to God by offering spiritual insights and testimonies.
- Dispels the myths and negativity surrounding Christianity in our culture today.
- Equips readers with spiritual truths to some of the most pressing questions regarding one’s faith.
- Unwraps the elements of faith and offers growth-provoking questions in eleven well-resourced chapters
Jenny Lee Sulpizio is a Christian mom, wife, author and contributor to numerous faith-based websites (including The MOB Society and The MOM Initiative). Through her writing, she seeks to offer encouragement along with messages of hope and understanding, all while motivating her readers to a place of action. Jenny is also the author of Confessions of a Wonder Woman Wannabe. She received degrees (in what seems like eons ago), from both Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Kansas State University. She and her husband Michael reside in the uber warm state of Arizona with their three children. Connect with Jenny online by visiting her website: www.jennyleesulpizio.com
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