My book – A New Name, is published a week today. It’s been a year in the writing and is my life story to date.
It’s the story of a girl with an eating disorder. And how she tried to make her life work.
It’s about what drives a person to starve themselves to death – as a teenager and then again as an adult.
It’s about wanting to fit in and wanting to stand out.
About hungers that feel too big to be met. About having too little – but also too much.
It’s about a good girl who went bad. The body that became a grenade. The family and marriage that were blown apart. The body that wouldn’t be touched.
It’s about a Christian who tried to save herself. The search for life that ends in death. The gods that fail and the one true Saviour.
It’s about the shape of recovery. The day-to-day business of learning to live.
It’s about how others can help. The hope that’s bigger than just weight gain or managing emotions. The comfort that comes when all seems lost
Most of all, it’s about the God of two hundredth chances.
Next week I’ll be posting an extract and if you’re near Eastbourne, I’m having a little launch event here.
It’s officially released on 20th July but you can pre-order here for £6.39.
Please pray with me that this testimony will bless Christ’s church and point towards Him.