My year long surprise…

I have a secret to share with you, something that I’ve been working on this past year in the early mornings and late nights before my girls wake up and long after they have gone to bed….a book that I have written with one of my favorite authors, Sally Clarkson!  I want you to know that this book is written from my heart to yours.

But before we get too far, let’s be clear on one thing, I have never had any aspirations to write a book. The fact that I’ve written a book is completely out of character for me and I believe even shows God’s humor!

Let’s be honest, never in my wildest imagination did I think I’d write a book…..never EVER!

A little over a year ago I was sitting in a café with my dear friend and mentor, Sally Clarkson. We were discussing our ministries, our passions and our dreams. (don’t you just love having conversations like that with friends?!!) At the end of the conversation, Sally said, “You know Angela, we should write a book together someday…” Honestly, I laughed at her comment and dismissed it, yet God used her words to plant a seed in my heart that despite my best attempts to suppress, started to grow. For a few weeks I wrestled with the idea, yet God wouldn’t let me dismiss it. He kept watering it. I told Him all the reasons why I couldn’t write a book…..my list is actually quite extensive you know, but with each item I mentioned He replied, “Angela, like Peter, it’s time to walk on water….keep your eyes on me and step out in faith.”

And so that’s just what I’ve done. I’m trusting God to move in ways that only He can.

But can I be honest with you? Girl to girl…….I’m nervous.  I’m fearful. I’m WAY OUT of my comfort zone here. I share stories in this book that I’ve held inside for years…even some of my closest friends didn’t know until recently when I started telling them about this book and what God has laid on my heart to reveal.  I’ve opened myself up and shared some of my pain because I don’t want to miss any more opportunities to share my stories and give God the glory He deserves for the work He has done in my life.

And so Sally and I met last summer at her beautiful home in Colorado. There we prayed over you, talked about you, and even went on Facebook asking you what your deepest heartfelt needs are when it comes to your faith. And boy did you answer! From your stories and answers to our questions God used you to help us write this book…because well, it was written for you. So this book is just as much yours as it is ours……and I CAN’T wait to share it with YOU!

So if you’re wondering, the book Sally and I have written this year is called: You Are Loved….because we believe that once women realize that foundational truth,  their relationship with God will be transformed forever.

you-are-loved-spineSweet friends, after a year of dreaming, praying and writing…..I give you this year’s summer book club selection!

Okay so now is when the FUN really starts. The book is written, now it’s your turn to pray and begin inviting your friends to join us this summer for our Bible study- book club!

We have SO MUCH MORE to share about our upcoming book club so stay tuned for our next blog post on Monday, May 5th!

In the meantime, you can use this graphic to invite your friends and start forming your groups.  I promise you won’t want to miss it! Our enrollment opens on May 19th and closes on May 30th.

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  1. SUPER excited for you, Angela!!! Where can we buy the book?

    • Hi Shari!

      There will be more information next week about where you can buy ‘You Are Loved.’ Check back for details!

  2. This sounds great! When can we get the book?

  3. sheila payne says:

    This is wonderful. Should we purchase the book any where in particular?

    • Hi Sheila!

      ‘You Are Loved’ isn’t available yet, but there will be more details on where you can purchase it next week!

  4. This is wonderful! I, too, want to know when can we order the book.? :-)

  5. I, along with all the others, am wondering where can find the book! This looks great! :)

  6. Oh this is such a delight & blessing to hear. Thank you for being a faithful and generous servant of the Lord….. we are so eager to join you for this book & study. Thank you, Angela!!!!

  7. God is such a good God! This is what has been my mind since yesterday! May we be overtaken by His love for us!! !

  8. Tiffany Brown says:

    Cannot wait, where can we get the book :)

  9. Where can we buy the book at?

  10. Angela, WONDERFUL news! So excited and can not wait to read the book! Big hugs to you sweet friend!!

  11. Sonja Baileys says:

    Sounds wonderful

  12. Oh Angela … what a wonderful surprise and love how you shared this! Congratulations! and thanks Sally, for prompting Angela and doing this together! What a great combination of inspiration, encouragement and LOVE!
    You are SO loved!

    What a delight to see how God WILL use this and your example of “stepping out of your comfort zone” … but actually to me, Angela, it was in the works, you seem to share so well on here through these studies, you’re just like a little bird that needed the push out of the nest … I’m so looking forward to where this leads GMG, this summer, and the future. Praise God! Thanks for sharing so lovingly and with just candor and delight. I’m so excited for you and us, and what God will do!!!

    Many blessings,
    Peggy (are you gonna put this one in Spanish? translation team???)

    • Hi Peggy!

      More details will be released next week, but yes – our translation team has been hard at work!

      • Thanks Amanda! I caught the blog post and downloaded the study guide. Now to find me a group of Mexican women interested in “being loved” by the Father! Bless you and thanks to that great translation team GMG!

    • Ohhh Peggy!!! Thank you so much for your encouragement and kind words!!! I always love to hear from you!!! And yes, our translators are working on the book as we speak!!!!:)

      • Thanks so much Angela!!! Congrats and love your team book! So excited for you and this study! Dios te bendiga! God bless, Peggy
        (what beautiful encouragement! who would think with all the 10s of 1000 people, you’d remember me! I’m honored and so blessed by you Angela)
        (someday if I’m ever stateside… I’d love you to autograph my book, ohh you can’t,(lol) it’s a Kindle version… love that you added this to YouVersion too!

  13. I am excited about this but am wondering; will this be in addition to the usual Good Morning Studies/Devotions or will it be instead of?

    • Laurie, yes – the book will be an addition to the bible study. We’ll read through the book as we go through our summer session. A bible study guide with daily SOAP verses will be provided as usual. :o) Hope this helps! ~ Marlene {Leadership Encourager}

    • Great question, Laurie!!

      Same format with the reading plan and study guide….we just have some amazing stories we want to share with you this summer!!!! A little added bonus!!:)

      • Not to seem dumb but just clarifying, making sure I am getting this right. We will be doing the daily bible reading and SOAP verses and then reading the book in addition to it? If yes, I would like to know is having the book a must for the study? Not that I don’t want it… I totally plan on getting it, but some of the gals I email with may not be able to afford one or may not want to spend the money but would still love to be doing the devotion part. I’m sure it will be better with the book but can it be done with out it.

  14. KellyK(@RNCCRN9706) says:

    Can’t wait! How exciting!! Will happily purchase this book!

  15. Christina says:

    I’m brand new to good morning girls and have just started the intentional study on my own. Such a blessing to have found this site. So excited for this new study and book sounds amazing.
    Christina xx

  16. I am looking forward to it. Can’t wait. Thank you all for what y’all do. I have gotten so much from my GMG studies. It’s simple but powerful.

    • Wonderful Malinda! Glad you are here with us! I have learned a great deal from the studies… keeps me accountable for sure!

  17. Do we have to have the book to join in I an hoping I can be included in a group when they start up agien but iAm a singal mum and can’t agford much so it I need to know if we need the book if we do I’ll try forthe next time around to join a group

    • Ohh Tammy, we so hear you dear friend! Only once a year do we have any cost in participating in our online Bible studies. :) The price of the book will be very affordable. :) We will also offer giveaways. :) I’ll share more on Monday!!! Stay tuned!:)

  18. Shawana Carter says:

    I’m new to your site, but I am very excited to join in this Bible study. When and where can I purchase the book?

  19. looking forward to this.
    Blessings
    Diana

  20. This is very exciting. My only concern is that if the book is only released as an E-Book, it will limit participation to only those who have E-Readers or Tablets.

    • Hi Lisa,

      Thanks so much for sharing your concern. :) The book will be released as an ebook or paperback. :) We thought of that too!:) So glad to have you join us!:)

  21. I am so excited about your book and can not wait to get started. Just when I started to bum cause I couldn’t find another good read and study, God provided. God bless y’all and each one of us as we start on a new journey together in Christ.

  22. Mandy Fritsche says:

    (new) Girlfriend!!! I’m SOO excited for this announcement and am cheering you on every step of the way. Can’t wait to read this book and am so proud of you for walking on water and keeping your eyes on Him. I’m so glad we got to meet!!! Excited!!!

    • Mandy!!!!! Ohhh so FUN to see you on here!!! Thanks for saying “Hi”, loved having dinner with you!!! It was such a blessing!:)

  23. SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!!

  24. Charise says:

    I am so very excited for this book and all that The Lord will minister through it.

  25. Not having read the book (yet!) – would the bible study be appropriate for a 15 year old with some emotional issues? She is my niece, looking for something for us to do together over the summer…

  26. This sounds wonderful !!! I would like to join Im a senior citizen longing to be in a group hoping cost will be minimal will check at Barnes and Noble. God bless you.

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