Ya’ll, I’m friends with a real, live author. Well, as live as the and Internet friend can be… Anyway, Amanda is here today to share about her book Worthy. I’m so proud of her, and also super grateful that she is helping my postpartum self out by guest posting here today. Show her some love!
Hello lovely readers of Call Her Happy! Thanks for tuning in for today’s guest post, and a big thanks to Jenna for letting post here again!
My favorite thing to talk about lately is my book! It has been over a year in the making and it was released on May 14th, the feast day of Saint Matthias! I am so excited about the book and the message that I truly believe God is trying to get out through the book.
What the Book is About
Most women, at least at some point in their life, have questioned their own worth. Are we worthy of love, happiness, joy, peace? My book addresses the struggles that we face in our quest to be found worthy. The book answers the question “Am I worthy?” in three sections. Section one addresses the lies that Satan tells us as he tries to pull us down with him. Section two looks at the lives of Mary and Jesus and how their lives overcome the lies that Satan has tried to sell us on. Finally, in section three, I look at how to live out the truth that God does find us worthy. What does that look like in the world today? What does the truth of God’s love mean for our lives?
Basically, the book is about you and it is about me. It is about telling Satan where to go and where he can shove his lies. It is about finding hope and living in the world, but not buying into the lies of the world. The book is about knowing and believing – in the depths of your soul – that God finds you worthy, period.
Why I Wrote the Book
I want this book to meet you where you are – whether you are single or married, a mother or not, lost or deep in your faith.
I never, in a million years, dreamed I’d write a book, much less want to publish it. I wrote the book for a lot of reasons, I suppose! I wrote it because I wrote a series of blogs at the end of 2011 and early 2012 that felt like they needed to be more than just blog posts – they all turned into chapters which make up most of the third section of the book. I wrote the book because I felt (and still feel) that there is a great need for a book just like this. I have read a number of books that address the lies Satan tries to sell us – both as women and as humans. I’ve read books on womanhood and femininity. I’ve read books on authentic Catholic womanhood. But I’ve never read a book that ties all of those concepts together. I don’t think we do God justice if we only write about the lies that Satan spins. I don’t think we do our story justice if we dive in to the happy parts of the story without addressing the struggles of our lives. And I don’t think it does us any good to talk about God’s love without practically applying it to our everyday lives. In my mind, all of those parts go together, you can’t have one without the other.
So many other books left me with questions. What about the power of the Eucharist? What about the example and life of Mary? Okay, so you’ve given me this life changing message, but what do you want me to do with it? I hope my book answers those questions and more!
Why I Think You’ll Like My Book
God only knows why you’ll like my book or what you’ll get out of it. As I wrote in the introduction, I hope He speaks to you through it far more than I do. I think you’ll like it because it was my goal in writing it to meet you where you are. I get so annoyed with books that make it sound like if you aren’t married and having babies you are a failure as a Catholic woman. I get tired of books for single ladies that seemed to only whine about being single. I want this book to meet you where you are – whether you are single or married, a mother or not, lost or deep in your faith.
God knows I’m biased because I wrote the book, but I think you’ll like it. I hope you give it a chance. I hope that He touches your heart through it, and if that happens, then all the toil will be worth it. To Him be the glory, now and forever.
[color-box]First and foremost, Amanda Mortus is a woman after the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. Amanda is also a Colorado native, who graduated from Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina in 2009 with a B.A. in Theology, as well as minors in Psychology and Philosophy. Amanda is a youth minister and author of Worthy: See Yourself as God Does, released in May of 2013. She is a Managing Editor at Ignitum Today, and an Associate Editor at Catholic Lane. Her blog can be found at worthy of Agape.[/color-box]