Outrageous Obedience

Answering God’s Call to Shine in the Darkest Places

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Become the Light of Christ in Dark Places

When she was only twenty-three years old, Rachelle Starr started going to strip clubs to share Christ's love with the dancers. Now, having founded a Christian ministry to people in the adult entertainment industry, she demonstrates the key to shining Christ's light into the darkness--love people one at a time and continue to love them no matter what.

Loving others like Jesus did has to be more than social media shares and likes--we need to meet people in their pain, growing in our empathy and love for those God has placed in our lives. But maybe you're afraid or unsure where to start. This book will light a fire in your soul to step out in greater ways and to become fearlessly and outrageously obedient to the Lord.

Be inspired by Rachelle's true stories and biblical encouragement, and discover the courage to say yes to God. Then witness the fruit and the blessings of your obedience!

"You may never have Bible studies with prostitutes, but you will be invigorated and galvanized by Rachelle's infectious stories and plain-spoken truth."--KYLE IDLEMAN, bestselling author of Not a Fan and One at a Time


"Rachelle Starr and her ministry Scarlet Hope are amazing! Read this inspiring, challenging book to hear unbelievable stories of life change and to have your life changed."

Vince Antonucci, pastor at Verve Church

"Scarlet Hope is a beautiful example of the gospel at work, shining light into the darkness and freeing women who are in bondage."

Liz Curtis Higgs, director of spiritual formation, Christ Church United Methodist, Louisville, KY; bestselling author of Bad Girls of the Bible

"I have known Rachelle for many years and am amazed at the ways that God has ministered through her! The work that Scarlet Hope is doing is rare and desperately needed. You will be both blessed and challenged at what God is doing as you read her inspiring story."

Brian Howard, executive director, Acts 29

"You may never have Bible studies with prostitutes, but you will be invigorated and galvanized by Rachelle's infectious stories and plain-spoken truth."

Kyle Idleman, bestselling author of Not a Fan and One at a Time

"Fifteen years ago, God called Rachelle Starr to reach women in adult entertainment for Jesus. He's used her ministry to bring so many from darkness to light. Pick up Outrageous Obedience, and you'll be inspired. The same faithful God at work in her is calling you to risk-taking faith."

Jared Kennedy, editor at The Gospel Coalition, author of The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible and Keeping Your Children's Ministry on Mission

"Who else would go into strip clubs and ask to provide home-cooked meals? Rachelle's ministry advances the gospel message of the saving love of Jesus Christ in a magnificent way! Only in heaven will we know the full story of how the Lord is using this work right here in my town. Amazing!"

Mary K. Mohler, director of Seminary Wives Institute at Southern Seminary

"Someone said God's love language is obedience. If you truly want to grow in following him, then read on. Rachelle Starr gives you a peek into her personal tug-of-war with God and her journey in obeying and following his will. Her amazing stories on these pages will inspire you just as her life has inspired me."

Dave Stone, former senior pastor, Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY

"Outrageous Obedience is captivating and convicting! If you're a Christian longing to see how God can work through you, Rachelle's story offers direction and encouragement. Her tale of bringing the gospel to women in the sex industry is gritty and beautiful--we can learn much about godly obedience from the lessons she's lived."

Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, senior writer at The Gospel Coalition

The Author

  1. Rachelle Starr
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    Rachelle Starr

    Rachelle Starr (www.scarlethope.org) founded Scarlet Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to sharing the hope of Jesus with women in the adult entertainment industry. In 2015, Rachelle launched a social enterprise called Scarlet's Bakery, where women can receive...

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