Ever since I’ve known Michelle, she’s been working at trying to publish her memoir. Today, you can drive to your local Barnes and Noble, or click over to Amazon and order Michelle’s book for yourself! It’s Michelle’s dream come true, and I’m over the moon with excitement! I’ve been reading all the posts and, this morning I wrote my own five-star review of the book. In just a bit, Michelle and I are going to meet for breakfast, to celebrate the release of Spiritual Misfit: A Memoir of Uneasy Faith. The day has finally arrived!
All these years I’ve known Michelle, I never read one word of her book until late last year, when it was time for Michelle to reach out to people who would write an endorsement for her book. When I actually held that advance copy of the book in my hands, I could not put it down. It’s the book we’ve been waiting for. It’s funny, and honest, and gritty, and beautiful.
Years ago, I read Blue Like Jazz, by Donald Miller. It was the first Christian book I’d ever read that made me realize God wasn’t waiting for me to get my act together before he would love me. Reading Blue Like Jazz, I realized I wasn’t alone in struggling with belief and faith and church and all of the stuff that goes with all of that. Michelle’s book is the same. It’s a book that says, “Hey, you can have faith and doubt at the same time, and God’s not at all disenchanted with you if you do.” And also? The book is hysterical! You will laugh out loud. But, you will also be captivated by Michelle’s beautiful writing, and her ability to take the everyday, ordinary events of life, and point to God in them.
Today, the party is over at Michelle’s place. She’s got lots of giveaways you won’t want to miss. So, put your dancing shoes on, and click over to join the fun!