Yes, I start this interview with the phrase, “Welcome so much.” (I dare you to start a hashtag.) First attempts can be awkward but I can’t think of a better person to launch my new web series, “Lessons from a Faithful Rebel” than writer and friend Micha Boyett who e-mailed me two hours before our chat and said, “I’m going to try to fix my hair beforehand,
so we’ll see how that works out.”
Micha’s haunting, lyrical, and lucid new book officially comes out this week. It’s called Found: A Story of Questions, Grace, and Everyday Prayer (Worthy, April 2014). It’s a story about losing prayer her first year as a new mom in a new city and wondering what being a “good Christian mom” had to do with her hopes for ministry stardom. Anxiety, Depression, and a daily dose of “Frantic” threatened to steal her identity as God’s beloved. (Which leads me to ask in the interview, “What’s up with that? Why do women struggle so much with these internal voices?”) But as someone without children, what most captured my attention was her earnest search for home and finding stability in something more than your address or job description.
Watch our twenty-minute chat below and scroll down to find out how you can snag a copy of Found for yourself.
Want a free copy of Found? I’m buying. Enter to win by answering the following question in the comments section: How are you making a home where you are these days? I’ll choose a winner on Monday, April, 7th. #you’rewelcomesomuch