Reader Feedback
I read your book, From Faking It to Finding Grace. I was relieved to know that what I am currently feeling does happen. I have been saved a year and a half, and I knew that everything was not going to be smooth. My heart is open and I want to serve God, but I just feel that I'm lost. I pray, praise and read the Word. Sometimes, I just get frustrated. I do know that since I read your book, I realize that I am not “lost” but that feeling like a wanderer does happen in the Christian walk. (KW, Portsmouth VA)

I just finished reading From Faking it to Finding Grace -- a friend loaned to me. It certainly describes where I am at right now: on the backside of the wilderness. In my darkness, I know God is right there, but I am struggling, lonely and alone. You are a light in a dark time. (JR, Paris KY)
I loved the “Faking it” book, and was relieved to learn that I am not the only one who struggles in her relationship with God. (KL, USA)

Hi! I'm from a small town in Quebec. Let me say first that I do read and understand English better than I write! I read an excerpt online in "From faking it to finding grace". I'm in this desert for almost 2 years now. Boy it's tough! I reached my limit and I just can't stand anymore. But, your excerpt that I read brought me HOPE for sure. (JB, St Julie, PQ)

I found my first love again! Yes, He is back! I wanted you to know. Thank you for your books and your encouragement. I'll see you in heaven and give you a big hug. (PG, USA)

Thank you for sending us your book "From Faking it to Finding Grace" free of charge. We have been going through some hard times, and have turned our backs on God. Since receiving it, it has brought us closer to God; it restored and strengthened our faith. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to read and share your book with others. (SF, Canada)

I am overwhelmed and out of breath reading your book (Faking it). It is me! You are an awesome writer. Thank you so much. I am using it for my daily devotion so I can digest every word. God is leading me by the hand and I am so thankful. (PH, USA)

Your book came into my life as a divine appointment; I would say a chocolate along my trail! It was so refreshing to read every word that was on each page. I am on a journey myself. I am at a place right now where a door has not been opened yet but I am following God one yes at a time. (NP San Antonio TX)

I will be reading your books many times, I'm sure. I am taking my time to read and ponder and mark the pages to my heart's content. Thank you so much for being you and for being there for those of us who try to suffer in silence through those long periods in the spiritual desert. (LS Winnipeg MB)
I just finished reading From Faking it to Finding Grace -- a friend loaned to me. It certainly describes where I am at right now: on the backside of the wilderness. In my darkness, I know God is right there, but I am struggling, lonely and alone. You are a light in a dark time. (JR, Paris KY)


I write you from Panama to let you know how great reading your book (From Faking it to Finding Grace) has been. I also identify with having (short) periods of dryness and you have brought it ever so clearly. I thought something was wrong with me why I too, after being in church for so many years, was having that experience… Every year the Women on Mission of the Central Panama Baptist Association select a book to study and this year we are going to be using yours. (XW, Panama)

I am halfway through From Faking it to Finding Grace with lots of it being very pertinent. I keep reading sections to my husband saying this is so true for me and he (agrees). I am experiencing the 'comfort' (of) knowing that I'm not alone in this struggle. Although nothing per se has 'happened', it has been good to have a shift from thinking of myself as a non-Christian to a Christian in the wilderness still assured of my salvation. This is a big step in the right direction. (VA, United Kingdom)

I have been a Christian for most of my life. I admit I have, at times, been in the desert in my faith. I have not left God, but I have distanced myself. Your book has been a tremendous help to me. You have an understanding that I frankly have never encountered before. I read and re-read many passages that revealed just how I need to come back again to the feet of my Lord. Thank you so much for your instruction and inspiration. (CP, Raleigh NC)

Thank you for your honesty in your book. It was what I needed to hear as I was flying home to an empty house. My wife of 38 years (passed) earlier this year (and) my relationship with God was beginning to shift: I wanted to be the controller of my life and to protect myself. … In the middle of the Montreal airport God used your book to say, “I love you! Let’s begin to practice what you have taught in the past.”…folks at church tell me "Pastor, something’s going on with you. I don't know what but you are different!" (JD, Georgetown PEI)

When I started reading From Faking it to Finding Grace, I thought, this is me! I have scary questions like, 'Is there a God? Is the Bible true?’ If I am a Christian how can I feel this way? I feel as though my prayers go nowhere (yes I still pray). The Bible seems foreign. I feel so deeply alone and confused. I appreciate your book so much. I pray that it will sink deep within my soul. (DD Winnipeg MB)

Last year I read your amazing book “From Faking it to Finding Grace”. Wow! Let me tell you how much your book has meant to me. I am out of the wilderness! Praise God! He did amazing things to and through me over these past six months, and I have grown so much. I realized His love for me and He drew SO close to me!... Your book was instrumental in opening my eyes to what God was doing in my life. (TK Durban South Africa)

I will be reading your books many times, I'm sure. I am taking my time to read and ponder and mark the pages to my heart's content. Thank you so much for being you and for being there for those of us who try to suffer in silence through those long periods in the spiritual desert. (LS Winnipeg MB)

God has been doing AMAZING things in me and through me. I am living … my dream. God is so faithful. I am humbled that He is using me to bring many closer to Jesus. I am in awe of His faithfulness. One simple possible immediate yes at a time...just like you say in your book. I fall more in love with Jesus everyday. I just want to thank you again... You really helped me through! (AP Eckville AB)

It was one of those God-ordained “accidents” that I happened upon “From Faking It to Finding Grace”. The title jumped out at me and I HAD to buy it. I shared so many similar feelings and thoughts as I read... Very powerful! …it has by far been the book that I have connected with the most (My degree/work is in counseling, so I read LOTS!). It helped me identify my struggle AND feel okay about where I am; a beautiful message of hope. (LB Winnipeg MB)
I bought & read your book 'from faking it to finding grace' and then loaned it out for others to read. Sadly it has not been returned. I would like you to send the free book to my wife, and I am praying your personal comment will act as a catalyst for her. My wife is a pastor’s wife and she is struggling at many levels. I as a husband, father and Pastor long to see her coming out of her wilderness and pray to that end. (KP Somerset England)
God has really used your book Following God One Yes at a Time to encourage me, and verify to my husband and I to take a step of faith. Hubby is yet a pre-Christian, and with this step of faith we are taking up the amazing opportunity God is giving us to take care of our friends’ acreage, garden, chickens and house while they are away for some years. The chapter I am reading right now is right in line with what God has been speaking to me about the sin that so easily entangles us, and God is using it to show me more ways to pray for my husband. (AR Chilliwack BC)
After reading Following God One Yes at a Time I knew I had to keep surrendering everyday to the Lord and it's been hard. I am finding that writing comes with different responsibilities than a singing ministry. For one - everyone keeps telling me that I need to have a platform and start speaking. This has overwhelmed me. What is God doing? Is my constant cry. …That's the hard part I think. Knowing what to say yes to, but then I remember your "chocolates" and I realize I'm on the right path, I just have to keep trusting Him and surrendering. (LD Toronto ON)
I just finished reading your wonderful book last night. It is not only "theologically sound," Following Jesus One Yes at a Time is "theologically rich," with many wonderful illustrations and practical applications. As a pastor, this is a book I would highly recommend to new Christians, growing Christians and even those seeking what it means to be a Christian. Thank you for not pretending that you've "arrived", but that you're still actively on the journey. I felt encouraged, challenged and inspired as I read. (LL, Saskatoon SK)
Just finished reading your second book and loved it! I'm sorry it's over because I looked forward to sitting down to read it like I would look forward to a visit with a good friend. The crazy thing is I'm married to a writer and although I love to read I rarely find time to. Spiritually, it was a confirmation of the things I believe God has been showing me over these past years and you gave me so many beautiful images that actually made me cry at times! (LP Pincher Creek AB)
I am currently, possibly formerly, a pastor’s wife who has been experiencing a wilderness experience of my own which led to an affair last summer. The affair all came to surface only two months ago and we've been on leave from our church ever since I publicly confessed and repented from this sin….I was given From Faking it to Finding Grace by the pastors’ wives coordinator of our district and it has blessed me and given me hope for the future. Thank you! I know we're merely in the midst of this tremendous mess but your book has given me encouragement to continue being obedient. (NW Edmonton AB)