So, it’s here.
I feel like I need to burst into a Broadway show-tune to commemorate this day.
Let’s go with Les Miserables, shall we?
Do you hear the people sing? Singing the song of book release?
It is the music of the people who will NOT be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When TODAAAAY comes!
Ok, now that THAT’S out of my system, Imma let YOU talk, k?
What people are saying about “Girl at The End of the World”:
“Esther’s descriptions of her claustrophobic childhood faith are clear and compelling..”
“Witty, insightful, courageous and compelling–the sort of book you plan to read in a week but finish in a day. I cannot commend it enough.”
–Rachel Held Evans, NYT bestselling author
“Elizabeth Esther’s honest and vulnerable account of her childhood and the effects of her parents’ religious zeal is both fascinating and poignant. I couldn’t put this book down.”
–Kristen Howerton, author of RageAgainstTheMinivan.com
“Elizabeth Esther’s story is a powerful account and she’s told it beautifully. This book is a reminder that God is good and that He can redeem any story for His beloved children.”
–Tsh Oxendreider, author of “Notes from a Blue Bike” and owner of TheArtofSimple.net
“Even while Elizabeth tells the darker threads of her story, her innocence, wit and spiritual exuberance shine brightly.”
–Matthew Paul Turner, author of Churched and Our Great Big American God
“Girl at the End of the World adds to an important line of ex-fundamentalist survival stories…Most importantly, though, these memoirs amplify the once-voiceless among us, and no matter how painful, unbelievable, or bitter the accounts, they require us to listen.”
“Elizabeth shares with candor, wit, and near flawless writing about the religion she was so deeply hurt by. Her story is heartbreaking, yet redemptive, and we would all do well to pay attention to how religion without the love, grace, and truth of Jesus Christ is an empty and destructive force.”
–Sarah Mae, author of Desperate: hope for the mom who needs to breathe
“I opened Esther’s book and began reading, not expecting to be simultaneously enthralled by her writing and terrified by her experiences. I finished the book in short order over the next few days. It’s that good. And, somewhat surprisingly given the intensity of her topic, Esther’s approach includes much needed humor that had me legitimately laughing out loud.”
–Blake Atwood, author of The Gospel According to Breaking Bad and editor at FaithVillage.com
“Her story is raw. Her story is painful. But her story is also redemptive and beautiful and encouraging in the best ways, and you don’t need to have been raised in a cult to relate to Elizabeth’s trials and triumphs. Her situation might have been unique, but her damaged emotions, her often unhealthy coping mechanisms, and her determination to find physical and spiritual healing are more universal.”
–Tamara Rice, author of hopefullyknown.com and editor of over 40 books
“…as I was reading Girl At The End Of The World, all I could think was “damn, her voice is so clear.” Every event unfolds and I can hear her telling these stories. I can hear her laughing at herself, I can hear her tender heartbreak and forgiveness as she talks about her parents, and I can hear her admiration and devotion when she talks about her husband, Matt.”
–Hannah Ettinger, author of WineandMarble.com
Once you get your book, I would love to see you post a selfie with my book–I wanna see YOUR face. It would be so much fun to see the wonderful collage of beautiful readers holding my book. Post it on Instagram or FB and tag me, k?
Twitter: @elizabethesther with hashtag #GirlatTheEndofTheWorld
FB: post it to my FB wall “Elizabeth Esther’s Blog Friends”
Remember, I wanna see YOUR face. I already know what my book looks like!
I wanna see YOU!!! xoxox. EE.
i loooooove youuuuuuu!!!!!!
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