High Praise for Holey, Wholly, Holy:
Cover art by Christine
“Holey, Wholly, Holy” is not just another book on the Lenten season. It is an invitation to be changed. It is an invitation into the heart of Christ. Kris Camealy opens a doorway into her Lenten journey, writing gracefully into her own soul’s brokenness, confession and refinement. But as much is this is Kris’ story, it is ours. This is the story of the people of God, being wooed gently back to the cross. Kris rightfully takes the focus off of what we should do during Lent – or, for instance, what we can “give up” for Lent, such as chocolate or social-media. Rather, she puts the focus squarely on the work of Christ, and on what He has already done for us. Jennifer Dukes Lee (Getting Down With Jesus)
Holey, Wholly, Holy was like a chunk of bittersweet chocolate to me–a book to be savored slowly for its richness and depth. It also felt like a good movie that ended too soon, until I realized that the real story is what will happen when I embrace my own Lenten season.” Trina Holden (Author of Real Fast Food.)
“This eBook shines Jesus.” Crystal Stine ((in)courage Assistant Community Leader Coordinator)
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Something about the incision site just didn’t look right. Having been through two prior cesarean sections, I had a pretty good idea of what things ought to look like as they healed and this definitely wasn’t right.
I knew a trip back to the doctor was in order. I also knew that I’d probably caused the problem by going against the doctor’s orders. I justified my increased activity levels because I had two other children who needed me, and well, I’m a mom—it’s what I do.
Lying there, exposed on the exam table, I waited and wondered what the verdict would be, more stitches? Glue? Staple’s? What was it going to take to put me back together right?
The doctor gently poked a bit, eyed the incision site carefully, pulled a bottle of silver nitrate from the drawer and then looking up at me over the top of his glasses said, “Take a deep breath, and relax, this is gonna hurt”….
Anyone who’s been a Christian for any length of time knows the hard seasons of refining. You recognize the burn of redemption even as it just begins to singe away the scales of a sinful life. The reality is, we are called to live as Christ lived—to be willing to suffer as He suffered, to be stripped of the excesses and pride that prevent us from living a life that more fully glorifies Him.
This is the hard refinement, the journey from holey (broken in sin) to wholly (surrendered) to holy.
(Selection taken from my (Lenten) eBook.
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