What I’m Reading Wednesdays: High On Hope
This week’s read is a very personal one.
High on Hope by Nanci Cosby Johnson is a gripping testimony of a teenager caught in the stronghold of addiction that ultimately leads her to a night that will change her life forever.
So why is this book so personal to me? Well, Nanci is one of my oldest friends. She was the daughter of my preacher growing up and we made many of the same mistakes together. I am actually mentioned in the book, under a different name, for liability release purposes. I won’t tell you which name it is, just because maybe in my own time, I will be able to tell you about the broken road that led me to the blessed life I have today. It’s not a perfect life, but it’s mine and I made many mistakes to get here.
This book is a must read for a teenager in your life who is struggling with peer pressure, addiction, or their faith. It’s a wonderful book for adults who struggle with guilt or coming to terms with past mistakes (isn’t that all of us?).
Every single workshop get the opportunity to share with my students my love for Jesus and how I was able to embrace the path He led me down. This book is a story of a path embraced. I am so proud of my friend for speaking to thousands of teens about her testimony and fulfilling her dream of publishing her book. God makes examples out of imperfect people. Past mistakes do not cancel what God has in store for our future.
What is your dream? How can your imperfections shape the perfect path that lies ahead?