Singer and songwriter Laura Story, who is known for her hits such as "Blessings," "Mighty to Save," and Chris Tomlin's "Indescribable," is back this time as an author. Her new book So Long, Normal (HarperCollins). You can purchase the book HERE.
Building on Laura's previous two titles, When God Doesn't Fix It and I Give Up, So Long, Normal guides us to leave behind the idols of comfort, caution, and routine so we can live strong and well, even when life takes an unwelcome turn.
She says, "Jesus doesn't just save us from hell in the next life; He saves us from our addiction to 'normal' lives this side of eternity. Our preference for cautious, ordinary lives is really rooted in a lack of faith and a failure to understand how much better His plan is than ours."
In her confessional, conversational style, Laura weaves her own personal stories with examples from Scripture of characters whose lives were upended by unexpected (and undesired) change. Leaving, loving, or losing our "normal" is not the end of the world but the beginning of a new adventure with God that will change us forever.
So Long, Normal will help readers to:
- Process collective trauma and the loss of our "normal"
- Navigate the unknown and encourage those struggling with uncertainty
- Learn to rest in God's plan for us instead of trying to control our circumstances
- Face the future with fresh spiritual eyes and find joy in the unwavering strength of Christ
Laura has a master of theological studies and a doctorate in worship studies, and has served as a worship leader at Perimeter Church in Atlanta since 2005. Her greatest joy is being a wife to Martin and mother to Josie, Ben, Griffin, and Timothy.