Letting Go So You Can Fully Live
AN INVITATION TO BREATHE
Catastrophe or no catastrophe, if you are unhinged, disoriented, suffocating, or otherwise generally dragging, I'm inviting you to pull up a chair at this table . . .
Breathing Room is a beautiful release of self-condemnation, a discovery of the rest that comes when we offer ourselves some space to breathe. Vulnerable and winsome, Leeana Tankersley shows you how to stop beating yourself up, how to be radically on your own team, and how to truly experience grace. If you've been putting on a strong front and yet are secretly coming apart, you'll find in these pages a trusted friend.
"Leeana says out loud the things we all feel, and she says it with grace and eloquence. Reading these pages is like sitting with a friend."--Shauna Niequist, author of Bread & Wine
"Leeana refuses to reach for easy answers, instead leading the reader on a journey of accepting our own humanity. Quite simply, this is one of the most thoughtful books I've read all year."--Emily P. Freeman, author of A Million Little Ways
Leeana Tankersley is the author of six books, including Breathing Room, Brazen, Begin Again, and Always We Begin Again, and holds English degrees from Liberty University and West Virginia University. Leeana's writing has been featured on the Huffington Post, cnn.com, incourage.me, and aholyexperience.com. She is a regular contributor to MOPS International as both a writer and a speaker. Originally from Southern California, Leeana and her three kids now live in Central Virginia. Learn more at www.leeanatankersley.com.
"Leeana says out loud the things we all feel, and she says it with grace and eloquence. I'm so thankful for her honesty and her wisdom. Reading these pages is like sitting with a friend, and that's the best thing I can think of."
Shauna Niequist, author of Bread & Wine
"A new lyrical voice in a crowded world, Tankersley tells a tale of hope, reality, and everything in between."
Claire Díaz-Ortiz, author, speaker, and innovator at Twitter, Inc.
"In Breathing Room, Leeana Tankersley speaks the kind of soul language I'm always looking for but rarely find, the kind that comes from thoughtful silence, faithful waiting, and long, dark nights. She refuses to reach for easy answers, instead leading the reader on a journey of accepting our own humanity--to turn toward Christ and grieve fully, celebrate wildly, breathe deeply in his presence--and begin again. Quite simply, this is one of the most thoughtful books I've read all year."
Emily P. Freeman, author of A Million Little Ways
"Tankersley sparkles as she creates melodious prose in her new book, Breathing Room. Her ability to take a simple 'let go and let God' message and weave into her own journey through frustration, anger, despair, discovery, and ultimately triumph is enticing. Her beautifully worded short stories punctuate a message that every woman regardless of age faced at least once in her life. This title is perfect for frustrated mothers or anyone who is discouraged with life and ready to take the first step and read the story of a fellow sojourner in life."