About the BookBook: Reckless Yes: Exchanging Worldly Ease for God’s Eternal Adventure Author: Johnna Hensley Genre: Christian memoir Release Date: June 6, 2023 After a shocking diagnosis in 2007 sent her life in an unexpected direction, Johnna Hensley had a decision to make. Though she had walked with God for nearly two decades, she had to choose whether she would follow His leading on a strenuous journey to find the narrow gate that leads to eternal life; or would she take the easy, wide path offered by the temporal world? As she chose to say yes to selfless love, through God’s guidance, she discovered this was the first of many forks in life’s road that would ultimately lead her to a life full of adventure, surprises, and sometimes, even hardships. Inspiring and encouraging, this true story of one family’s journey is intertwined with relevant teaching of who God is and why we can trust Him in the midst of life’s chaos. Through relatable storytelling, wit, and wisdom, readers will be challenged to shift their perspective toward God’s eternal adventure.
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About the AuthorJohnna (pronounced John-NUH) is an author, blogger, and all-time coordinator of chaos. Managing her family of eight, built through biology and adoption, means there’s rarely a dull moment in her days. Through herwriting, she boldly shares the eternal hope and restoration heaven offers. She and Ryan, her husband of eighteen years, reside in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas and are avid supports of foster care, adoption, and disability awareness and advocacy as each has impacted their family. When the chaos subsides, you’ll find Johnna spending time outdoors, enjoying an early morning workout, or on the patio of a Tex-Mex restaurant with friends.
More from Johnna
Reckless Yes is Johnna’s first book, although certainly not her last! This book was years in the making and began through blog posts where she would chronicle the insights she gained from living life caring for her disabled son. It was her insights and experiences during her son’s grand entrance into the world, and many years following, which began to shape and solidify her eternal perspective and the hope of heaven. Reckless Yes is a Christian memoir that reads nearly like a Bible study as Johnna uses a unique strategy of alternating teaching chapters with memoir chapters. Not only will you see her life unfold on the pages, but you’ll see the character of God come to life as well with Johnna’s simplistic, yet interesting, explanation of Scripture. When you’re done with this book, you’ll be asking yourself what YOUR next yes will be! You’ll be equipped and capable, ready to move your life forward into action and be reckless for the Kingdom.
Interview with the Author
Why do you think the topic of your book is important?
The topic of this book is important because it’s about eternal matters. It’s the idea of living for eternity and laying down temporal ease for the ultimate fulfillment in eternity. Reckless Yes challenges the reader to make everyday decisions with eternity in mind.
Why do you think this topic is needed?
It’s important for believers to encourage one another as we are on this Christian walk and Reckless Yes does that. It encourages but it also challenges believers to trade worldly things for for those of eternal value. It also reminds us the hope and restoration that heaven offers when all the earth’s wrongs will be set right.
What did you learn from writing this book?
One thing I learned while writing was to never give up on your dreams. Writing this book was a dream of mine for eight years and I wanted to quit many times throughout the process, but just because something is hard doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do it; it just means it’s hard. I learned the feeling of accomplishment when you set your mind to something and tackle it head on. I’m so thankful God called me to this adventure of sharing my story with the world.
What is your favorite verse and why?
Matthew 7:24-27 are my favorite verses because they remind us to build our house on the Rock and that the floods will come and the wind will blow but we have to be founded on the Rock. The Scripture doesn’t hide the fact that life will try and knock us over. It simply tells us what to do to withstand the pressures of the world. The only thing we can do to be prepared is to be founded on Him.
Outside of the Bible, what is the one book or author that has had the biggest influence on you?
My favorite author is Francine Rivers. Her books bring me closer to God and reveal more of His character to me. The first of her books I read was Redeeming Love and it is still one of my favorite books! That was the first book I ever read that made me cry – and it was because really understanding and comprehending God’s amazing love for His children brought me to tears.
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To celebrate her tour, Johnna is giving away the grand prize package of an autographed copy of Reckless Yes, a gold Reckless necklace, and a $25 Amazon gift card!!
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