It has been so long since I posted. I am finally able to alert you to my evolving movement based on my book Emergent Grace. I am just embarking upon the journey of founding this movement. It will pick up momentum now with the publication of my second book, What I Remember of the Little I Understand: A Memoir of Finding Mental Health in Christ. You can purchase a hard copy or download it to your kindle by clicking the link below:
My prayer as I was writing this book was that it would be able to reach the people it is meant to help. Specifically, it was written for teens and twenty-somethings just coming down with serious mental illness. My hope is that people who still suffer acutely from mental illness won’t be put off by its hopeful tone. May people who are suffering be encouraged to keep going, may their pain not be dismissed, nor their despair discounted.
Consider reading my memoir if you’re interested in a hopeful story about how I have come to terms with serious mental illness and learned to thrive (at least, a lot of the time).
Now, about the website: emergentgrace.com. This is now my website go-to for writing book reviews and sharing about events in the mental health world. Most universally useable is the page featuring key resources: https://emergentgrace.com/resources/. This page is very detailed and specific about resources for myriad specific ailments needed in the mental health community.
Another feature is the “books” section. If you’re interested, consider looking at the synopses of my books (https://emergentgrace.com/books/) and how they were reviewed. My newest news is that I have a third book coming up. You can read a brief synopsis of it at the bottom of the same page. That one I’m writing with a friend. I will write a separate post about that.
I have put an inclusion statement on my website that is supportive of the LGBTQIA+ community (https://emergentgrace.com/you-belong-here/).
In all, I encourage you to explore the site and to stay tuned as more content emerges (which I will post about).
I’m excited to see how many people I can get to enroll in my newsletter, too, which I am going to be starting in the coming weeks. The newsletter will be distributed monthly with updates. I will share how to enroll as I get more information from the company I am working with.
Just a couple of weeks ago, I applied to be a secretary and was so excited about it because it would have been in a school counseling office. I thought that I would be able to help struggling children get into see their counselor. However, I prayed and realized that I may be able to help a great deal more people if I devote myself to writing, speaking, and all the rest–full time.
I am starting to see how I can really help people given the mental health crisis that is in our country–and in the world. Will you join me?