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Today’s the day! My new book, “What Women Fear” releases. It took me a couple months to write but it’s kind of been a lifetime in the making.

I had a plan for this post, full of marketing stuff and links and all kinds of good “author” stuff. For the record, it wasn’t half-bad.

But I’m on a little trip with my family and while I’ve been praying through everything that’s happening in my life right now, I keep coming back to the same thought.

He is everything.

My feet were in the ocean and the beach was full this afternoon while I thought about how to write this post. Because at the end of the day, I’m a writer, and I would love for you to buy my book. I needed to translate that in these paragraphs because it matters if I sell books. It’s like any other job, where you want to excel and make the people who believed in you proud.

But it’s pretty hard to write a post like that when you have your toes in the water.

I felt so small…

I was wind-whipped with sand, eyes on the horizon and the thought of trying to say anything other than this was as absurd as it should be.

He is everything.

It’s all a jumbled mess without Him, and any ounce of credit I get would be an ounce misplaced.

And while I planned all the right words, the waves came.

Have you ever said the same?

I could have had everything right on paper, but if I didn’t believe those three words it would all be for nothing.

I’ve done my best to write a book I pray will bless others, but I have done it with hands that tremble in recognition of the One who allowed me the right.

I know my team at B&H is going to forgive me for going a little off the rails with this post. I’m fairly certain it’s not part of the marketing strategy:)

{I was literally at this point in my post when my editor sent me an email. I stopped what everyone here was doing and while the T.V. went on mute and computer keys hushed, I read her words out loud. If you will allow me, I would love to share a little bit of what she said, because I don’t feel like it’s a coincidence that it happened EXACTLY as I was writing about my amazing B&H team}


I’m about to go to bed and want to drop a note because I’m thinking about you a lot on the eve of the official launch of a message that I know to my core will be used to impact hundreds of thousands. Do you know what I’m thinking about? I’m thinking about 4 year old Ang, your dad lifting you, you with extra books of the Bible, the legacy of faith you and Todd are building, you two scrubbing the floor after burying your sweet girl and realizing how in each and every nanosecond of all of those experiences and every other one, God was painting an exquisite portrait of the way in which He treasures you and reveals the texture of His love and nature through the way He has gifted you…

It’s the eve of my book launch and she’s thinking about Angie the person, not Angie the author.

It makes me smile ear to ear and shake my head in awe at the way God has pieced this whole thing together.

I am blessed beyond belief to have the honor of writing,

And all my thanks go to the One who has allowed it.

He is everything.

There are going to be some cool posts on deck for later in the week where I am going to ask you to jump in the deep end with me and share about what your fears are. There will even be a chance for you to get involved in a cool little project and then to win some fun stuff, so stay tuned.

If you would like to buy my book, you can click here to purchase from Amazon or here to purchase from Barnes and Noble. Last I checked the prices were almost exactly the same…

I’m really proud of this book and I hope you all enjoy it, but more than that I hope you know…

He is everything.

Blessings to each of you and thank you so, so much for your support~


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  • Reply thegypsymama September 1, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    What a wonder your words are, Angie. So proud of what you’ve done! 

  • Reply Hannah Reid September 1, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    My mom bought your book for me when we were at Women of Faith in Indy.  I haven’t started reading it yet, but I’m hoping to do a study of it together with the women of my church.  Looking forward to it!! 

  • Reply Ashley September 1, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I am so excited that What Women Fear is finally out! I’m going to pick it up after work today! You have such an incredible way with words, and I can’t wait to get started on this book. I know this book is going to touch so many people, just like I Will Carry You has.

  • Reply Taylor September 1, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    So proud of you Angie and excited for you too! You are such an encouragement to so many women, myself included, and I’m so happy that I got to meet you and hug your neck back in February when you spoke at First Baptist in Bentonville. Good luck with the book, and I can’t wait till my copy arrives!!! Much love!

  • Reply kasmith03 September 1, 2011 at 2:47 pm

      I feel so grateful that you acted in obediance to Him and now in turn have the opportunity to share His love with others. Such a humble servant you are…My copies will be arriving tomorrow and couldn’t come soon enough! Enjoy the rest of your vacation and maybe just give yourself one little pat on the back! 😉 Well done good and faithful servant!
    Much love friend!

  • Reply Ashley Wells September 1, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Beautifully said! Cannot wait to read your new book and read more about how He, who is everything, makes a difference in your life! Congratulations for allowing Him to use you in this way!

  • Reply Chele September 1, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Already purchased it and waiting for it to come!  I am so excited to read this book Angie!  You are an amazing writer and such an inspiration to me!  You always manage to remind me about what really IS the most important thing in life…Our Savior!  Thanks and Congratulations to you on such an exciting time in your life!
    Chele, KS

  • Reply Southern Gal September 1, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    After reading your post at (in)courage , “Why Weren’t You Moses?”  I had to link it on my blog.  Then last night our pastor confirmed that same message. I know the Holy Spirit was speaking to me through your words and the words of our pastor.  Confirmation.  Just like you had with your post and email.  Isn’t God amazing like that?  I love how He shows up in the everyday.  So excited about your book.

  • Reply sandra.fowler September 1, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Do you know when “What Women Fear” will be available for the Kindle?  Looking forward to reading it.  I love the way your words dance off the page and move straight to the deepest part of me and I am changed.

  • Reply Nika M. September 1, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I pre-ordered your book from B&N a couple weeks ago when it was half price. It just got here a couple days ago, and I’ve almost finished it already. It’s so amazing! I get so excited to read it that I just want to hand a copy to every woman that I see.

  • Reply Nicole Collier September 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Well Ang, it has been almost a week since I was able to listen to Selah live and hear you speak.
    It has also been a week since I began reading your book. I do have to wonder though, how in the world two people’s lives and fears can mirror each others? Weird and completely a God thing! I have screamed several times, “Get out of my head, lady!” My husband is a bit annoyed and scared.

    I went to the Footprints event not really thinking I would be moved. Man, oh man, how my life was changed.

    Thank you (and Todd and Amy)!

    Nicole Collier
    -former Footprints Director of Birmingham

  • Reply pat.ellis September 1, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Excited to read your next book – beautiful post – beautiful heart ~

  • Reply Amie September 1, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    I’m anxiously awaiting checking my mailbox because I am getting something way better than bills today! Congratulations!

  • Reply Whitney Goulding September 1, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Just downloaded your book to my Kindle!  I can’t wait to read it at the beach this weekend! 

  • Reply Sandy September 1, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I am half way through your book.  It has taken me back to some fears from childhood that I forgot about, but nonetheless that I have carried into adulthood.  I can relate to you on so many levels and am so thankful that God has allowed you the honor to be a witness for Him through your writing. 

  • Reply Connie L Amato-Mahle September 1, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Way to go, Ang!

    I received a pleasant surprise from Amazon.com that my backordered book  (your newest release) is on its way! 

    I was excited to learn when you were beginning this book; I am beyond elated to begin reading!!

    You touch so many.  : )

    Thank you for being YOU!

    Love & Friendship,

  • Reply Andrea A September 1, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    He is good! Congratulations, Angie.  🙂

  • Reply Heather September 1, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    I got my book today! Can’t wait to start reading it!!

  • Reply Emily Gallimore September 1, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    So exciting! And I love how you worded this post. I found myself writing about fears earlier this week and couldn’t help but end with John 3:30: “He must become greater; I must become less.” Indeed, He is everything!

  • Reply Jessica September 1, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Beautifully written and so true. He is everything. Thank you for being a inspiration to me along my journey. And I have to say I am so glad I got the chance to meet you last Sat here in Montg,Al. You are just as I imagined you to be, beautiful, humble and full of God’s amazing grace. Your girls are the sweetest as your husband. Selah touched my heart with there music. As your words did too. Hope you all are having a wonderful trip. Jessica Taylor

  • Reply Jenny September 1, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I can not wait to read this book. I pre-ordered it last week and it should be here any moment now! 🙂 I absolutely believe without a shadow of a doubt that God will use this book greatly to minister to so many women! Thank you for along God to work this book through you, Angie.

    P.S. I am so excited about Women of Faith Hartford in November. 🙂

  • Reply Sheilannpat September 1, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Oh I can’t wait till my book comes.  I forgot that I ordered it a while ago from Amazon and then when B & N offered that great deal, I ordered it again.  hehehe.  I know just who to give it to.  In God’s Love sheila
    sidenote:  you inspire me Angie to draw closer to God, I so need him.  Thank you and may God continue to use you to minister to us.

  • Reply Brandybrandenburg September 1, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    so excited to get this book in the mail- hopefully any day now! What a blessing you are to so many. May you remain in awe of Him.

  • Reply Jennifer September 1, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Oh I can’t wait to read your book. Angie, your heart is such an inspiration, and I can’t wait to read it spilled all over the pages of What Women Fear!  It’s going on the Christmas list! He is Everything!!

  • Reply Brandy C. September 1, 2011 at 7:18 pm


    I am soooo excited about your new book! Can’t wait to order it as funds allow!

  • Reply Amber September 1, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Angie, i picked up your book at women of faith and have loved every page. You can hear God in each page of your writing. You are an author i have searched for who i feel i see a lot of myself in with some of the same fears. I hope many others will be able to relate.

  • Reply Anonymous September 1, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Hey Angie,

    I just ordered it and can’t wait for it to come in the mail! I deal with fears of not giving enough of myself every day when I feel like I’m doing all I can at the same time.

    I’m looking forward to reading this book! Thank you for making it affordable too! :0)

    With Love,

  • Reply tn3873 September 1, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Angie- new to your blog.  Fell in love with your story at WOF-Indianapolis and been following you ever since.  I just order your book and looking forward to reading it.  God is good!  Thank you for allowing God to use you in many ways.  He is everything!!  

  • Reply Sharon@HikingTowardHome September 1, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Can’t wait to read it. It’s already ordered. 🙂

  • Reply Kristie September 1, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    My book has been shipped and I am so excited to read it and am soooo looking forward to Nov. in Connecticut at Women of Faith to hear you and see you in person!  God bless you and your lovely family!!

  • Reply Courtney September 1, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Thankful you had your toes in the sand. It’s a sweet reminder for all of us. Wishing you success and much glory unto Him!

  • Reply Alicia September 1, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    That is so awesome. I can’t wait to read your book! I’ve already ordered it on Amazon, but I think it’ll take a little while longer to reach me, since I live allll the way over here in Australia!

    I remember almost bursting when I Will Carry You came out because I wanted to read it so badly, but now with this book, I feel like I NEED to read it, because I too share a lot of the same fears that you’ve talked about here on your blog. Can’t wait to read your words on paper.

  • Reply Amanda Jones September 2, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Mine arrived from Amazon today!  I am SO looking forward to digging into this tonight after the kids go to bed!  <3

  • Reply Christine Broderick September 2, 2011 at 1:49 am

    What a Beautiful post!  Hoping to get the book in the mail tomorrow!

    Looking forward to meeting you at DotMom!

  • Reply Sarah Nutter September 2, 2011 at 5:35 am

    Amen, Angie. Thanks for going about it this way. He’s so beautiful through you. 

  • Reply Lisa Emery78 September 2, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    I ordered mine from Barnes and Nobles at the discounted rate and rec’d an email this morning saying the RELEASE DATE HAD BEEN CHANGED!!!  And they don’t know when it will ship out????  I’m so disappointed – was hoping to take it with me to read on vacation.  So why is Barnes and Nobles saying the rlease date has changed….and it hasn’t?  I’m so confused! 

    • Reply Vanessa September 2, 2011 at 2:47 pm

      Lisa, I got the same message from B&N.  I don’t understand.  I read another comment from someone who already received their book from B&N.

      • Reply Tora September 2, 2011 at 7:02 pm

        I got the same message as you two, but from amazon 🙁 The new expected shipping date is september 15th I think..

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  • Reply Aimee September 3, 2011 at 1:52 am

    I received my copy of your book yesterday from B & N and I’m so excited to start reading it!!

  • Reply Ann Morton Voskamp September 3, 2011 at 11:59 am

    I just love you. 

    That is all. 

  • Reply Jeffschwartz5 September 7, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    I just downloaded your book on my Nook. Can not wait to start reading!

  • Reply Michele E Annibal September 9, 2011 at 12:47 am

    finished it earlier this week – reading it over the long weekend was a delight!! hard truths at some ways, but it made me smile as i recognized myself in so much of what you wrote, and helped me surrender to my Protector in ways i never have…  thanks, dear dear Angie! 

  • Reply Jalyon02 September 10, 2011 at 1:19 am

    I am looking for a bible study to do with a small group of women..Do you have a dvd yet with this:) how about a workbook? Any suggestions?


  • Reply Stephanie September 12, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    I am in the middle of your new book.  I love the way you write, you can tell it just comes from your heart.  I went to see Beth Moore this weekend in Lubbock, Texas and I know you adore her as do I and I am quickly coming to adore you as well.  I am at that stage where I am waiting to hear from God.  Wanting to do more with my life to honor Him.  I am so proud of you and how far you have come.  I love Selah and wish your husband the best in his future, and I hope to see you speak soon. If you have any words of encouragement for me I would so appreciate them.

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