Heartache. Searching. Loneliness. An overwhelming need to be exquisitely loved.
Can you relate? Our guest this week, Emily Wierenga, shares her journey in searching for “home”. She was raised in a Christian home but never felt truly loved. She longed to know she fit in with her own family, turned to an eating disorder and eventually felt healed just to turn back to the eating disorder years later.
Her story will touch your heart, inspire you and fill your heart with hope. Her heart for her family, her adopted family of Uganda and the way she lives out the love and home she has found is special and I am so excited to introduce her to you.

To find out more about Emily’s work and her non profit visit

Would you like to win a copy of The Atlas Girl? Leave a comment below about what home feels like to you.


Atlas Girl Excerpt

Emily would love to share with all of our listeners, the first two chapters from her book Atlas Girl. Just click on the image to the right to download it today.

Poignant and passionate, Atlas Girl is a very personal story of a universal yearning for home and the assurance that we are known, forgiven, and beloved. Readers will find in this memoir a true description of living faith as a two-way pursuit in a world fraught with distraction. Anyone who wrestles with the brokenness we find in the world will love this emotional journey into the arms of the God who heals all wounds.

Atlas Girl: Finding Home in the Last Place I Thought to Look

Emily Wierenga left home at age eighteen with no intention of ever returning. Broken down by organized religion, a childhood battle with anorexia, and her parents’ rigidity, she set out to find God somewhere else–anywhere else. Her travels took her across three continents in buses, cars, and planes, across mountains and over deep blue seas. What she hadn’t realized was that her faith was waiting for her the whole time–in the place she least expected it. 

And if you order Atlas Girl, Emily is also offering two free ebooks. Find out the details at

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