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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Journeying from Broken to Bold

"wreck my life"
   By Mo Isom

About this Book:

Inspiring Story of How Brokenness Leads to Bold Faith
Jesus promises peace and trouble for his followers. But most of us accept the peace and are confused and angry when adversity comes our way.

All-American soccer star Mo Isom knows the struggle firsthand. While her life seemed like a success, she was battling an eating disorder, the suicide of her father, and a horrific car accident. It wasn't until God wrecked her life that she discovered the glory of renewal through Jesus Christ and that wreckage can be sacred rather than scarring. Readers take the journey from broken to bold with her and learn to surrender their lives to the King who was wrecked on their behalf.

Endorsements"Mo reminds us that brokenness is actually the very place God meets us the most, and the place where we can find Jesus like never before."--Jefferson BethkeNew York Times bestselling author ofJ esus > Religion 

"Every person who picks up this book will be challenged, entertained, and more connected with God by reading it."--Annie Downs, author of Let's All Be Brave

My Thoughts: 

I  really despise watching and playing sports. I am just not an athletic or competitive person. BUT, I absolutely loved reading this book!! Although, the person involved is an athlete, the true story that she tells is one that will pull you into her story of despair and keep you there until she meets a joyful ending. 

Mo's story applies to all of us, whether we are sportspeople or not. She tells us with honest and clarity what hardships she faced as stumbling blocks kept her from enjoying her life. We often shy away from the subjects that Mo addresses as they are not the most pleasant or desirable to experience. She describes her battles in a clear, sensitive manner, with honesty , faith and grace. Is life easy???? No way!! Mo honestly tells you the depths of despair that she had to reach before she would call out to the  Lord to pick her up and carry her for a while. Is it easy to ask for help?? I do NOT believe so!

Mo's message throughout her story  reminds us that brokenness is the place where God most often meets us. Redemption is available for all of us. Mo's life story exhibits faith, taking what is broken, making it whole and beautiful. 

A story especially meaningful for young people who think this could never happen to them!!

This Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group, Bethany House and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. and is now available at your local booksellers.

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