I love a good story. Fiction or nonfiction, as long as the story is captivating and compelling, I’m hooked.
I was honored to be able to receive an advanced copy of Stephanie May Wilson’s new book, The Lipstick Gospel: A story about finding God in heartbreak, the Sistine Chapel, and the prefect cappuccino.
I first came to ‘know’ Stephanie from her World Race blog. My cousin was on the race, and I soon became enamored with other racer blogs. In her World Race blogs, as well as in her book The Lipstick Gospel, it feels like I’m sitting down with Stephanie over a cup of coffee as she regales me with stories of how she discovered God in the most unique places.
Your mess becomes your message, as the amazing Lara Casey says. Stephanie embraces the entirety of her mess, and how God used it to draw her to Him. And it’s beautiful.
I can hear the critics now, ‘oh how cliché, finding God in the Sistine Chapel.’ Truth: I’ve stood in the Sistine Chapel three times in my life. It’s one of the few places on earth where you can be surrounded in this chaotic atmosphere of sweaty foreigners that completely violate your personal space, and still feel His presence.
I could continue on about all of the other memorable, hilarious, and moving moments, but I’ll just keep you from hopping over to Stephanie’s beautiful website and downloading your very own copy. So go…now!!
I can’t wait to see what great adventure God takes Stephanie on next. Even more so, I can’t wait to read about it!
“Life with God is wilder than the wildest roller coaster ride, and safer than your childhood bedroom. It’s more thrilling than the greatest adventure, and more delicious than an Italian cappuccino—if you can believe it.” PG 77