ExtraOrdinary started out as a chapter book a couple of years ago, but then I put it on the shelf for awhile knowing that I would come back to it eventually. Well, this past fall I did, but I turned it into a six-week Bible study instead. After months of writing and editing (thanks to fabulous friends) I am finally in the home stretch and have now begun working on marketing and promotional materials. ExtraOrdinary will be available on Amazon January 2015.
ExtraOrdinary takes the lives of six Bible characters and highlights one of them each week while at the same time weaving in personal stories from my own personal extraordinary journey. While doing this study you will get to know Peter, John, Hannah, Mary, Hosea, and another special Lady very well.
ExtraOrdinary addresses everything from marriage and finances, to parenting and past pain. As a woman, I wrote a study for women, knowing that all of the things I have been through are relatable to others in one way or another. I wrote ExtraOrdinary for someone who is new in their faith, or someone who is finally ready to get serious about living for Christ. It is basic, yet challenging. It will make you cry and hopefully, laugh a little too. I don't present myself as the perfect Christian who has all of the answers, but rather a fellow sojourner who has gotten really good at dusting off my knees and trying again after failure.
My biggest goal for ExtraOrdinary? That there would be circles of women all over that do the study together in search of real, authentic faith. I hope that reading my story, along with the stories of other common people in the Bible will encourage you that anyone can be used by God no matter what their past decisions have been or what their personal accomplishments are.
More information about ExtraOrdinary will continue to be released, so stay close to IG (@christinalang8) and Facebook for updates. Also, look for a new author website that will give information for booking speaking events and ordering the study. I hope you love it!