The Road to Becoming
Rediscovering Your Life in the Not-How-I-Planned-It Moments
- Pub. Date
- Aug 2015
Wake up each new day and say yes.
There is a moment in all of our lives when leaning into the unknown becomes our only viable pathway forward. This is the moment you must ask, "Do I believe the Storyteller knows better than anyone else my part in the story?" If the answer is yes, pack your bags and get ready to follow God into the unknown.
In this vulnerable, laugh-out-loud book, Jenny Simmons shares her own journey through seasons of change and lostness, dead ends and detours, and finally into the terrifying, unknown, God-designed future. The road to becoming is not easy, but it is here you'll begin to discover that new life--life abundant--is always, ever among us. Dancing on the horizon.
"Jenny is a brave, deep, soulful friend, and her voice comes across these pages with clarity and urgency. You will love this beautiful book."--Shauna Niequist, author of Bread & Wine and Savor
"Jenny Simmons gives us a rich, vulnerable glimpse inside her life and soul. The writing is beautiful, the story compelling, and her desire for God contagious. This is a must-read book."--Margaret Feinberg, author of Fight Back with Joy
Jenny Simmons is a dynamic storyteller and lover of people who sees God's redemptive hand at work in the world around her. She is a sought-after musician and speaker who has garnered a devoted following on her blog (www.jennysimmons.com). As the lead singer of the band Addison Road, Jenny traveled the country performing alongside her husband, Ryan, for over a decade. Jenny and Ryan live in Nashville, Tennessee, with their daughter.
"Jenny Simmons gives us a rich, vulnerable glimpse inside her life and soul. The writing is beautiful, the story compelling, and her desire for God is contagious. This is a must-read book."
Margaret Feinberg, author of Fight Back With Joy and Wonderstruck
"Jenny is a brave, deep, soulful friend, and her voice comes across these pages with clarity and urgency. You will love this beautiful book."
Shauna Niequist, author of Bread & Wine and Savor
"I can so relate to seasons of change, unmet expectations, feelings of lostness, and those in-between moments when I didn't know which road to take. So many will immediately identify with this book, as Jenny speaks from her heart and from God's Word to anyone who finds themselves asking, 'What's next?' and 'How do I get there?' This vulnerable, laugh-out-loud book will help you rediscover the life you desire in God--and what it means to live each day with grace, humor, and courage."
Natalie Grant, Grammy-nominated vocalist, songwriter, and founder of Hope for Justice International
"Jenny possesses wisdom far beyond her years, but she has walked through deserts you wouldn't believe in order to obtain it. She knows firsthand that God can take you high as well as take you low, using both to teach and grow you. May her story encourage you in yours."
Francesca Battistelli, performing artist
"In an always-online world of Pinterest- and Instagram-fueled comparison and disappointment, Jenny Simmons writes with a voice that rings true for many. With The Road to Becoming, she invites her readers to discover their own journey waiting in the journey she has written about; to find the hand of love that reaches down, tears up a life of man-made plans, and replaces them with a life centered on the wild-eyed, boundary-shattering Nazarene who revealed himself to be the glorious, life-changing Son of God."
Matt Maher, performing artist