There are too many authors and influencers that have been around for decades that those of us in the addiction recovery space have never heard of. Many of these people have impacted and encouraged generations, yet for many of us, their messages remain hidden.
So much can be learned when we open our ears and hearts to messages that are traditionally outside of our respective spaces. Let’s move the truth on the shelves of Christian bookstores into the lives of real people. Let's learn from seasoned women who have been there and then some and share their story with grace.
I was introduced to Elisa Morgan by one of my favorite authors, Philip Yancey. I soon learned that she both writes and speaks about topics that I care about: brokenness and mess and beauty and redemption. Gifts of struggle that are born out of honest reflection. Elisa Morgan talks openly about questions that all of us face like what is God really like and how can I reconcile my imperfect life with a perfect and loving Creator?
Elisa Morgan (MDiv) was named by Christianity Today as one of the top fifty women influencing today’s church and culture. She has authored over twenty-five books including The Beauty of Broken, Hello, Beauty Full, She Did What She Could and her most recent release, When We Pray Like Jesus. For twenty years, Elisa served as CEO of MOPS International and now is President Emerita. She has lived a very public faith and also a very public struggle, sharing openly about growing up in a home impacted by addiction, supporting her teen daughter’s pregnancy and more.
Author and speaker Elisa Morgan shows us that a woman of faith and dignity does not (ever) have it all together. She struggles, yet is honest about her journey. She rejoices, even in the hard times. And through all of it, she shares that no matter what we go through, we can rely on a loving God to be there.
The reality is God comes to us and provides hope for our messiness.
Listen to an inspiring truth teller in my Bright Story Interview with Elisa Morgan here.
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