My new book, Pierced and Embraced: Seven Life-Changing Encounters with the Love of Christ, is now available for pre-order on Amazon and will release on August 1, 2017.

The goal of Pierced and Embraced is to help readers more fully understand and experience the complex nature of God’s love for them—a love that is simultaneously gentle and fierce, a love that pursues them to sometimes excruciating places but also simultaneously pulls them close. To that end, Pierced and Embraced takes a careful look at seven gospel accounts where Jesus interacted in individually loving ways with a wide variety of women. I pray that these encounters bless and challenge you as much as they have me!



In October 2015 my first book (coauthored with husband Peter) was released with Moody Publishers: 20 Things We’d Tell Our Twentysomething Selves.

Despite what many think, your twenties aren’t that dead space between youth and real life. Life is now, and how you spend these years will shape your future for better or worse.

In 20 Things Peter and I look back on the good, bad, and miserable to share the best of what we’ve learned, like why you should:

  • Dig deeper than your doubt
  • Foster good habits
  • Take risks
  • Adjust your expectations
  • Press into pain
    and more

Includes action steps, discussion questions, and ideas for further reading at the end of each chapter.

You can find out more about this book, read endorsements, and get FREE Bible Studies which accompany each chapter at our joint website: