As women, we are exhausted. Our hearts are being wrung out to dry--squeezed and yanked in every direction. We take care of everyone but ourselves. We've gotten lost in bedtime routines and our Costco lists. We have lost our voices in the storm of everyday life. We need to be reminded to reach inward and heed the quiet voice whispering, Stay.
This book is for anyone who longs for a connection with God and his people but can't seem to escape the haunting feelings of guilt, shame, loneliness, and fear. Through raw, authentic stories, (in)courage writer Anjuli Paschall invites you to stop running from your pain and to recognize that the deep end of your story is the way to intimacy with Christ. Alongside Anjuli, you will encounter a loving God who invites you to stay with him at the table of your soul, where you are free to spill the milk, to fumble through your words, to embrace the awkwardness and the joy, and to taste and see that he is good.
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Anjuli grew up as a missionary kid in San Diego county secretly wondering, “Why does everyone else understand this Jesus thing, but me? She studied Psychology at Point Loma Nazarene University and earned her graduate degree from Talbot Seminary in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care
It wasn’t until she ran into her fears instead of from them, that Anjuli found her gritty and glittering voice and the love of God meeting her there. She has been married for nearly 15 years to her childhood friend, Sam.
They have five wildly beautiful children: Manoah, Samuel, Noelle, Hannaly, and Mea. Anjuli is the founder of the @themomsweloveclub, a social media campaign designed to raise prayers and financial support for moms enduring long term hardship. She frequently writes for the beloved online community (In)Courage. As a pastor’s wife, writer and busy mom, She learned that prayer is like breathing and pain is a pathway to freedom.
Her first book, Stay: Discovering Grace, Freedom, and Wholeness releases March 31st! Weekends are spent renovating their little home in Southern California and taking adventures to the nearby ocean. Anjuli is passionate about speaking hope into the longings of Christian women’s hearts. She loves chai tea, Instagram and the color orange.
This was such an interesting read. I love reading non fiction books that I can connect with the topic and the person sharing stories. Paschall was like sitting with a friend listening to her stories. I just drank in everything she had to say. It was a little bit much on the preachy said. But then again it is a Christian book. So you are going to read about God on every page.
I gave this book 4 stars.
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