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I very rarely agree to read and review a non-fiction (self-help) book. But, every once in awhile, one comes my way that I simply cannot refuse. More was just such a book. There was just something about the description that pulled me right in and made me want to read this book. I’m just going to hop right into it, so it can pull you in too . . .
People everywhere are looking for something more. Churched and non-churched alike. They’re in the grocery store aisle behind you, in the nail chair beside you, singing praise songs in front of you, and perhaps in the mirror staring back at you. People feel messy; plagued by looming feelings of ineffectiveness, indifference, depression, and purposelessness.
Does this sound like you?
Perhaps you keep wishing your life were better than what you are currently experiencing now. What if more of God is actually what’s missing from your life? Do you encounter the freedom God brings each day? Whether it’s a messy life or a messy problem in your life, it can become a walking miracle when we see God anew and wholly surrender to Him.
You were made for more than surviving. Old stale religion never satisfies. Neither do the solutions the world has to offer. What all of us need is an encounter with God that reveals truth and sets our hearts ablaze. Tammie has seen this in her own life as well as in countless lives around her. Join her in More for a picture of how you can move from a life marked by messes to one that is truly miraculous.
About Tammie Head
Tammie Head is a Bible teacher, published author, and speaker. Rescued by God from a life in the sex industry, she works to spread the news that miracles still happen today. Tammie is married to her husband Erin, and the two have two daughters, Peyton and Sierra.
Q & A with Tammie
What do you want readers to learn from reading your book?
People everywhere are looking for something more. Churched and nonchurched alike. They’re in the grocery store aisle behind you, in the nail chair beside you, singing praise songs in front of you, and perhaps in the mirror staring back at you. People feel messy; plagued by looming feelings of ineffectiveness, indifference, depression, and purposelessness. However, all of us were made for more than surviving. Old stale religion never satisfies. Neither do the solutions the world has to offer. What all of us need is an encounter with God that reveals truth and sets our hearts ablaze. I have seen this in my own life as well as in countless lives around me.
Your life was a bit of a mess before you came to know Christ. How has He used your story to advance His kingdom?
I have watched God use my story repeatedly as a tenderizing agent for hardened hearts toward God. People cannot believe what God has done for me. In turn, I have also been privileged to lead many people to Christ, to the One who changed me. People are glad to know God loves and pursues even the messiest of people.
What encouragement do you have for men and women who feel like their lives are too messy for God to use?
If God can use me, He can use anyone! But even more profound than “He can” is this: He wants to! God specializes in taking the most broken of lives and turning them around for His glory. The Bible is full of broken men and women who, after encountering the Lord, were used dramatically by God and for His kingdom.
What encouragement do you have for men and women who are yearning to have more in their lives?
The more we’re longing for, at the end of the day, is God. More of His presence. More of His love. More of His power. And so on! What I want men and women to know is God wants “so much more” of us than we could ever want “so much more” Him. The deal is, we must risk making more room for God. The key is sitting with Him, soaking Him in, allowing Him to minister to us on a deep level and, lastly, deeply surrendering our lives to Him day-by-day.
What are some resources for readers who are ready to take the next step and start living for more?
I have written a Bible study called Duty or Delight: Knowing Where You Stand with God. I think that would be a great resource for digging deeper into more of a relationship with God.
Heidi Says . . .
See why I was drawn in by the description alone? I don’t know about you, but I feel messy a great deal of the time. I’ve blamed it on the Winter Blues, but I have certainly found myself longing for more a lot lately. I love this quote at the right because it reminds me that the longing I have inside is actually something that GOD put there. It makes me feel like maybe it’s not so much a “mess” after all.
I’m not yet finished reading this book. I can never just sit down and devour any non-fiction book. And this one, especially, needs to be read slowly. I’m taking it in bits and pieces so that I can really soak it in.
I love Tammie’s total transparency. She tells it like it is. She’s not afraid to share her messes so that her readers can see the miracles!
If you are having any of the feelings mentioned above – in the book description or in the Q & A with Tammie, PLEASE pick up a copy of this book. Just the word art at the beginning of each chapter, alone, is worth the cost of the book. Each one spoke to me in a different – yet meaningful – way.
Let’s all make a pact to work together to turn our own messes into miracles! There’s strength in numbers and we can do this, ladies! Grab a copy of this book and an accountability partner and let’s go.
You can connect with Tammie at several social media sites.
- Twitter: @tammiehead
- Instagram: @tammiehead
- Facebook: Tammie Head
- Her website and blog: tammiehead.com
The publisher has agreed to give one copy of More to one of my readers. If you would like to win, simply tweet me @HeidiSays using the hashtag #More and let me know why this book appeals to you. I’ll select a random winner from the tweets next Monday at noon. GOOD LUCK!
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