I am thrilled to be a part of Al Carraway's blog tour today. I have never met Al in person, but I feel like I have, because of her gigantic open heart and the come-in-sit-on-my-sofa-and-let's-talk tone of her blog and now her book. Al has become a Mormon sensation over the last four years, because she has so openly and honestly shared her journey to finding faith in Jesus Christ and learning to trust God. More Than The Tattooed Mormon is her personal story of meeting missionaries and joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I see so much written about my church that is harsh, negative or downright incorrect that it is 100% refreshing to read about Al, who talks from her personal experience about love and forgiveness and change. In fact, the chapter, called CHANGE was hands-down my favorite. Our ability to improve, change and overcome, because of the Savior and His atoning sacrifice is exactly what Christians celebrate during the Christmas season. You know that song, Hark the Herald Angels Sing? Can you hear it? It goes something like this, Glory to the newborn King, Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled. This life is a time for us to be tested and tried, to make mistakes and to learn and grow, so that we can stand once again in the presence of our Heavenly Father.
Al says it this way, "My entire purpose for doing everything I do is to let everyone know that God is real and the gospel is true and with that we can overcome and conquer and be happy even amongst the trials of life"
I say, Merry Christmas and Go Al!
You can learn more about Al on her blog.
You can also follow her on Instagram.
One of the other bloggers on this tour, Kenzie Kate (who just happens to believe in happy, bright, colorful design) lettered several of Al's quotes from the book. You can download them here.
p.s. The publisher sent me two copies of Al's book. One to read and one to giveaway. Leave me a comment to enter and I'll select a winner Monday!