It’s no secret that I greatly enjoy following Jamie Ivey ‘s life. I listen to her weekly podcast, The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey, follow her on social media, and read her blog. Most recently, I was beyond honored to be chosen to participate in the launch team for her book! I have been waiting on this for a long time. Waiting for her to tell her story. It aligns with mine in several ways.
In If You Only Knew, she lays everything on the line and bares her actual heart. If you only knew her past, you might not think she’s worthy of being a pastor’s wife and so greatly used by God. That’s the whole point. None of us are worthy, but God has a way of redeeming stories and making beauty from those ashes. I could go on and on. I gave this book 5 stars hands down. Well written and a true breath of fresh air with its honesty and transparency. Some of its readers will be agog at the fact that she put all this on paper and sent it out into the world, but I am so grateful. It’s a story that HAS to be told.
Jamie talks about her life growing up in the church and how she was a full participant there and in the party scene of high school which left her knowing ABOUT Jesus but not being in love with Jesus. Her college experience is riddled with sin and pregnancies. She was the most reluctant Jesus follower ever there for a while. But when Jesus saved her, He did a true work. Glory, hallelujah! He makes all things new. Whatever you’re in. Jesus is better. Whatever you’ve done. Jesus is better. Wherever you’re going. Jesus is better. That’s the mantra now. Jesus is better.
And there’s no better time to preorder her book! Today, December 12, 2017, when you preorder her book and then redeem your purchase on www.IfYouOnlyKnewBook.net, you are entered to win prizes and jewelry from Noonday Collection and Waterloo Style. You also get a coupon code from Waterloo Style. I redeemed mine for the cutest earrings around. If you purchase this book as a Christmas gift (which you absolutely should), you will receive a download for a print out about the book which comes out January 18, 2018. And the ebook is only $9.99 right now! WORTH IT!
This is a book that will be well worn in my house and in my circle of friends. Check it out now and get yourself a copy and a copy for anyone you know who needs to know that Jesus is Better.