Carolanne Miljavac – Odd(ly) Enough – Standing Out When the World Begs You To Fit In

The evil one, Satan, hates the potential and redemption of those more powerful than he’ll ever be. The misfits. The oddballs. The unqualified. The ones called to defy the standards of the world and stand in his way. You can’t blend in with the world when you’re not the average girl. You are a child of the King with an ability to overcome your feelings. Welcome to Odd(ly) Enough – Standing Out When the World Begs You To Fit In, in which Carolanne Miljavac encourages primarily female, but male readers too, that you can feel joy when times are sad, be glad when you should be mad, and show love to people who have treated you bad. That’s how life works. Oddly enough.

Rediscover your God-given purpose and the life you’re made to enjoy, endure, learn from and shared with others. God is always working to help you give Him control. He does this by making you still and wait. Don’t let distractions disguised as opportunities, or a desire to please people, keep you from staying on the path God has set before you. When you feel you’re being stretched and tested beyond your strength, you have a choice to make. Are you going to feed your flesh or your spirit? Stepping into your purpose will always make you nervous. The salvation of those struggling the most is the greatest reflection of the depth of God’s love. Miljavac’s book is relatable, humorous, accessible, authentic.

The author about herself
Hey y’all! I am a southern-raised, Jesus-saved, barely sane author, speaker, and social media goofball. I’m married to such a lucky man, and mother to three sweet, loving, kind little girls who only whine EVERY now and then. I’m also super sarcastic. Poverty and abuse were tough to overcome, but it was the crushing loss of my seven-year-old niece to cancer that finally humbled me enough to listen to God when He spoke into my shattered heart, “Give it up.” Without the chains of fear and insecurity, I followed my spirit’s instruction to speak freely. That led to over 100 million video views, and nearly half a million social media followers. My story has been a true reflection of “beauty for ashes”. I pray my writing leaves you laughing, crying, rejoicing, and encouraged. I hope to pull heartstrings while tapping funny bones with transparency and vulnerability. Grief taught me gratitude, pain gave me purpose, and loss revealed true love. With faith, I found audacity, and my mission is to give you the guts to be you too.

I received a free review copy from the publishers, Barbour Publishing, Inc., and Shiloh Run Press through Netgalley in exchange for my personal, unbiased review.