Wednesday, March 27, 2013

GOD AND BOOBS - Angie Schuller Wyatt - One Free Book

I'm thrilled to introduce you to Angie. She was the pastor over the Altar Ministry at my church when I first starting doing altar ministry at Gateway. I grew to love her and respect her a great deal. Her deep walk with the Lord encouraged me even deeper into my own journey with Jesus.

Welcome, Angie. What would you like for our readers to know about you personally?
My grandfather is Dr. Robert Schuller of the Crystal Cathedral’s Hour of Power broadcast. He is one of the most prominent religious figures of the last century. He named his son Robert, who named his son Robert. And so I grew up in a patriarchal dynasty where men were in the spotlight, but I was left in the shadows. I had to move out of state to find myself and begin to understand my identity apart from my family. It was difficult, but I found my way and eventually become a pastor, therapist, and spiritual director. I want women to know that I built my career without nepotism. People often assume that I’ve been dealt a silver spoon. But that’s simply not the case. In fact, I often had to work harder than others to overcome the stereotypes associated with famous families.

Tell us about your family.
Today, my family is small - me and my husband. We’ve been married almost five years. My husband was a guest on the “Hour of Power” promoting, his company at that time. My dad suggested that we meet for a blind date, and we were engaged within three months.

My extended family is huge. I’m the oldest of six children, but my parents are divorced so there are never more than four siblings under a single roof. I think having three younger sisters contributes to my passion for writing God and Boobs. Unlike our moms, my sisters and I were marrying later in life, providing for ourselves, and dating as adults. I learned by trial and error, and then tried to leave tips for my sisters who were 8-12 years my junior. 

Have you written other nonfiction books?
I wrote a book about Hearing God. It was so horrible that I decided not to publish it. For me, writing was a learned skill.

I totally understand that and agree. My first book sold to a major publisher. I have the rights back now, but I won't turn it into an ebook as I have with other books when the rights reverted. My writing has developed so much in the intervening time that I don't want readers using it as a standard of my writing. Do you have any other books in the works right now?
Yes! I’m working on a companion study guide to God and Boobs. I’m also in the very beginning stages of a follow up to God and Boobs that focuses on our relationships with men.

After being married for over 48 years, I believe a book like that could have over a dozen volumes. What kinds of hobbies and leisure activities do you enjoy?
I love to walk. One of my alter egos lives a village life where it doesn’t make any sense except to walk or ride a bike to the food stand, café, and library. I could walk all day long. I also take every opportunity to travel and explore new things. And of course…books! My favorite books are Jane Eyre and The History of Love.

Why did you write the featured book?
As a pastor and counselor, my days were spent in intimate conversations with women. Some stories were tragic, like the multiple women who told me their youth ministers molested them, but the senior pastors didn’t believe them. Other women faced insecurities about dating and sexuality. Women told me that were raised to believe that religious women should be meek, and as twenty-something adults they didn’t know how to be outspoken in a boardroom or how to ask for a raise. The stories were different, but the underlying fears were the same. They were afraid of religious bullies who were telling them how to live their lives. They wanted to be free of this pressure, but didn’t know how to find freedom without abandoning their faith. I helped so many women find freedom from religious constrains that I wanted to write a book, and so help even more women.

What do you want the reader to take away from the book?
First, I want women to know that God created them female - boobs and all. Which means that there is nothing shameful about their bodies, their sexuality, or any of the other things that come with being a woman - intellect, creativity, emotions, and passion. Second, I want them to start practicing how to hear God. I think that hearing God is the cure for religious bullying. When women start to hear God for themselves, then they no longer idolize their religious leader. They take their power back and begin to have an autonomous relationship with God. And then, God helps them make daily decisions about dating, work, family, romance, etc.

Where on the Internet can the readers find you?
My website is  and my Twitter handle is @GodandBoobs

I’m accepting speaking engagements for God and Boobs. The easiest way to reach me about speaking, Q&A, or leading a small group discussion is through my website.

Thank you, Angie, for sharing your life and book with us today.

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
God and Boobs: Balancing Faith and Sexuality - paperback
God and Boobs: Balancing Faith and Sexuality - Kindle

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Natalie said...

I'm from North Carolina, and after all I've heard about the book, I'd love a chance to win a copy of it! :)

Jenny said...

I'm from Texas. Would be really awesome if I could win a free copy of "God and Boobs." Very intrigued after reading about it here and on Angie's blog and The Good Women Project. Unfortunately, I need help and advice in balancing faith and sexuality even in my 30s.

Lyndie Blevins said...

interesting concept.

Thanks for the opportunity to get this book.
Lyndie Blevins
Duncanville Texas

Deborah said...

I really would love to read this.

Deborah from st.pete, FL.

Faith's Grandma said...

This does sound rather interesting....sure would love to win it.....Thanks

Sydney said...

Sounds wonderful! I would love a free copy :) Thanks for speaking up about women's experiences in the Church.

Chicago, IL

Norma S said...

Thank you for entering my name to win your book, which i hope i win it sounds like a great book. I have heard your grandfather on Hour Of Prayer, I though it was called Sweet Hour of Prayer,Dr. Robert Schuller. God bless you.
Norma Stanforth from Ohio

Julie said...

I look forward to reading your book, whether if I win it or buy it. God bless you!
South Dakota

rubynreba said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book. Looks very interesting!
Beth from Iowa