A few months ago, I met the author of this book on Facebook. We have enjoyed a sweet long distance friendship: She in Iowa, me in Colorado.
The first trait that drew me to Jennifer was her humility. I knew nothing about her except her kindness when she invited me to share a guestpost on her attractive blog. The only other thing I knew about Jennifer was that she was the classy lady who works for The High Calling (a reputeable blog with a large readership). Shortly after meeting, I learned her first book was about to release.
Of course, I requested a preview copy!
Eagerly I waited for the book to show up on my doorstep. When I finally got to read, I marveled at the experiences Jennifer had experienced as a newspaper writer. Chatting with the President of the United States, riding in a limo with Al Gore, being assigned the task of observing the death of Timothy McVeigh, Oklahoma City bomber (a task she realized she could not complete) are just a couple of those experiences.
But while Jennifer endlessly chasing approval for her accomplishments, she felt increasingly empty.
She recognized she was the proverbial hamster on the wheel.
Jennifer transitioned her career as a political reporter for the Des Moines Register to that of a farmer’s wife when she and her husband moved back to the small town of his upbringing. This drastic move heightened her emptiness, but the cavern created space for her to reckon with God. In Love Idol she lets you walk through the transition. This is a highly readable book. Through personal story and biblical teachings you’ll feel lke you joined in the wrestling match and came out winning.
I feel like I know Jennifer even though we have never met. I feel privileged to tell you about her and her book that releases today!
Lucille Zimmerman is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice in Littleton, CO and an affiliate faculty teacher at Colorado Christian University.
She is also the author of Renewed: Finding Your Inner Happy in an Overwhelmed World. Through practical ideas and relatable anecdotes, readers can better understand their strengths and their passions—and address some of the underlying struggles or hurts that make them want to keep busy or minister to others to the detriment of themselves. Renewed can help nurture those areas of women’s lives to use them better for work, family, and service. It gives readers permission to examine where they spend their energy and time, and learn to set limits and listen to “that inner voice."