Have you heard of the book “Wild And Free” yet?!
So many women are talking about (and loving!) this book. It was written by Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan. If you’ve heard of the Influence Conference before, Jess and Hayley are very involved with that! I’ve followed along with Naptime Diaries (founded by Jess) for years and have appreciated their art laden with scripture quotes, as well as their heartfelt devotionals.
Jess and Hayley are wonderful writers with an incredible message, so I knew I had to pre-order the book when I heard it was coming out! 🙂
“Wild And Free” is “a hope-filled anthem for the woman who feels she is both too much and never enough.” How incredible is that? It’s beautiful. And the words of this book speak to so many hidden struggles, insecurities, dreams, and journeys of women all over the world. I know that it’ll speak deeply to me as I continue to delve in, and my hope is that you can discover this book and its message, too!
A couple great quotes from the book:
The point is that no matter where our gaze is right now, we’re trapped by expectation and it seems like we’re destined to fail. Our eyes dart about from habitat to habitat, wondering what is wrong with us and looking for ways we can become more like the perfect woman, whoever she is. But there is a way back. There is a way home. In our lifetimes, we probably won’t return to the Garden of Eden to all live there peacefully together, but by looking closer at our good God, we can drown out the noise and hear a little more clearly. – Jess, Chapter 1
God has made women as incredibly varied and individual beings. There are so many beautiful facets to a woman, and I see that in the lives of the women I do everyday life with. But, here is one thing I believe to be true of most women. Women are living defensively, all bound up by their own fears and self- imposed limitations. When we feel like we’re not enough, we try to puff ourselves up and get big. It’s easy in a world that says “Do big things!” to feel like you don’t measure up. On the other hand, when we feel like we’re way too much, it can be tempting to get low, even if it’s with a self-serving false humility. These are two sides of the same coin, and I feel both too much and never enough all the time. – Hayley, Chapter 2
I have been reading and loving my copy of “Wild And Free” and now I’ve got a copy for you, friends! You can enter for your chance to win this book for yourself below!