Wreck My Life: Journeying from Broken to Bold

Wreck My Life: Journeying from Broken to Bold

by Mo Isom

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Inspiring Story of How Brokenness Leads to Bold Faith

Jesus promises peace and trouble for his followers. But most of us accept the peace and are confused and angry when adversity comes our way.

All-American soccer star Mo Isom knows the struggle firsthand. While her life seemed like a success, she was battling an eating disorder, the suicide of her father, and a horrific car accident. It wasn't until God wrecked her life that she discovered the glory of renewal through Jesus Christ and that wreckage can be sacred rather than scarring. Readers take the journey from broken to bold with her and learn to surrender their lives to the King who was wrecked on their behalf.

"Mo reminds us that brokenness is actually the very place God meets us the most, and the place where we can find Jesus like never before."--Jefferson Bethke, New York Times bestselling author of Jesus > Religion

"Every person who picks up this book will be challenged, entertained, and more connected with God by reading it."--Annie Downs, author of Let's All Be Brave

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493404933
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 661,307
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Mo Isom was an All-American goalkeeper for the Louisiana State University soccer team. She holds the LSU all-time goalkeeper record as well as the #3 SEC all-time shutout record. She trained with the US Women's National program, was honored as National Player of the Week, has appeared on ESPN SportsCenter Top-10 Plays, and has been featured in Sports Illustrated and appeared on Ellen, ESPN, CBS, The 700 Club, and countless other platforms. Isom speaks nationally and internationally, and facilitates a faith-centered blog that has garnered millions of views to date. She and her husband, Jeremiah Aiken, live in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mo Isom is the New York Times bestselling author of Wreck My Life. She maintains a thriving, nationwide speaking ministry and facilitates a faith-centered blog (moisom.com) that has garnered millions of views to date. Isom is a former All-American goalkeeper for the Louisiana State University soccer team and holds the LSU all-time goalkeeper record, as well as the #3 SEC all-time shutout record. She trained with the US Women's National program, was honored as National Player of the Week, has been featured in Sports Illustrated, and has appeared on ESPN SportsCenter Top-10 Plays, Ellen, ESPN, CBS, The 700 Club, and countless other platforms. She, her husband, Jeremiah Aiken, and their two children live in Atlanta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 The Breaking Point 15

2 Buying into Wrecked Religion 23

3 Watch Me Work 35

4 A House of Mirrors 47

5 The Suicide of Simple 63

6 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 85

7 Revelation in the Wreckage 95

8 Wreck My Dependence 105

9 Wreck My Obsession 119

10 Wreck My Pride 135

11 Wreck My Plans 153

12 The Bold Life 163

Conclusion 179

Acknowledgments 181

About the Author 183

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Wreck My Life: Journeying from Broken to Bold 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
J_Kelley More than 1 year ago
I read it straight through - it's THAT good! Things were stirred in my heart, as I read a story of such pain, shame, and the desire to be loved. That same pain was turned into purpose. That same shame was turned into glory. That same desire to be loved was now fully aware of the unchanging, unfailing, unbreakable, unshakeable love of Jesus Christ. Wreck My Life brings struggles and topics, that are typically suppressed, out into the light. Mo Isom allowed her vulnerability to speak truth - a truth that not only brought about a wrecking of her life, but one that can also wreck our lives. The best kind of wrecking possible! I urge you to read this book and to share a copy with a man, woman, young lady, or young man, that is special to you. You'll be so glad you did!
ChristiannaMiller More than 1 year ago
God is in the timing. - I picked up Mo's book to read her story. I had no idea her story would wreck, challenge, and change me. So many truths I needed to hear and walk out as she did. Her ability to open her heart, share her hurt, and encourage readers to fully trust in God's plan is empowering. "They triumphed over him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of the their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death (or wreckage - my addition)." Revelation 12:11 Thank you, Mo, for letting God use your wreckage as a testimony to others. Your story will bring believers from broken to bold. Your strength and bravery will be a light to others hiding in the corners letting the enemy tell them they are too broken. Here's to the church filled with mosaics of broken glass shining brightly for him. I am blessed because of you. May his light shine through my brokenness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just beautiful, God is good !!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so inspirational and amazing! If you love LSU or just soccer this book is for you!
SarahTheeLee More than 1 year ago
I read this book as slow as possible, as to "savor" it lol. I LOVED every page of this book! Mo is a PHENOMENAL writer! She was honest, relatable, and funny! The Lord definitely spoke to me through the pages of this book, which was one of her prayers in writing this book. I am excited to hear more from Mo!
KaylaDear More than 1 year ago
This book. Where do I begin? I've followed Mo since her big goal at LSU. I read this book within a day and felt so many emotions. I cried. I laughed. I held my breath. And I smiled from ear to ear. This raw journey Mo takes us on shows just how powerful and mighty our merciful God is!! I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a motivational, sports related, religious or even just a good book to read. I've past this book on and it's now making its way to Amsterdam. Wreck My Life is worth the money not only for a book to read but possibly a way to help show someone about the beauty of our Lord and Savior. ❤️
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I found Mo's honest, transparent approach to sharing her life story to be very refreshing. This book is appropriate for young and more mature adults alike. I plan to purchase several more copies for friends and family!
CarrieBethDavis More than 1 year ago
Mo's story is a beautiful representation of how every single bit of your brokenness can be redeemed by the love of God! God met Mo in the broken places of life and wrecked her life for His glory! If you love redemption stories and testimonies of God's providence, grace, and mercy, this book is for you! Mo's candor and heart are breathtakingly beautiful and transparent. She will captivate you with her storytelling, and you'll find yourself nodding your head and saying "Me, too!!!" There's so much knowledge, wisdom, and practical application found within these pages! I basically highlighted most of the book! I'd also like to assuage the fears of anyone who stumbles upon this book and is scared they won't like it because it's a sports memoir. I'm the furthest thing from a "sports girl," but I LOVED this book! I couldn't put it down! Even if you aren't into sports, you will fall in love with Mo's story! It's not your typical sports memoir! It's a spiritual memoir from a girl who just so happens to be a beast on the field! Order it NOW! You won't regret it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sitting here as I type this review I find it difficult to find the right words. This book left me speechless, and yearning for more of God in my life. Because of Mo’s incredible vulnerability and honesty about the toughest parts of her life, her words were able to touch the most guarded parts of my soul and stir up a fire in my heart. What’s magical about this book is the way in which God uses Mo’s story to do this. After reading, journaling, and praying through this book I felt as though Mo and I were actually real life friends. Her sincerity and boldness to share her story and her love for the Lord is inspiring. So please, get a copy for yourself, your family, your friends, and see how this story, this woman, and this God will change your life. You won’t regret it.
BGarnett More than 1 year ago
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! INSPIRING!! UPLIFTING!!! The amount of truth and the way Mo seems to speak directly to you is mind blowing. The sheer depth of her testimony and the way that it pulls at your heart and brings focus and hope to our own struggles and self doubts is just one of the ways that our most Awesome God is using this very talented and humble young woman. If you have not ordered this book you really must do so!! The message and hope that it gives is truly life altering.
Kelsey29 More than 1 year ago
Mo's Story Becomes Your Story Revealing His Story Mo's book tells her story of her journey from being broken down in more ways than one and then propelling into bold living for Christ. Her story becomes your story. Your circumstances may not be exactly what she experienced, but through every adversity Mo tackles, you can insert your own obstacle. Through all of the brokenness and adversity, Mo continuously points to the cross every step of the way. Both during these trials and throughout this book. She reminds us that sometimes God reveals the most beauty and purpose through the wreckage and sometimes He just needs to "wreck us for His glory."
txn_n_az More than 1 year ago
This book is a MUST read. Mo Isom Aiken has a very powerful testimony. She seems to have had more than her fair share of hardships in life. Through those hardships, God called her back to Himself and into a deep relationship. God used the stress and the pressure of the situations to turn her into the precious diamond we see today. Mo's superb communications skills draw the reader in and allow them to feel the emotion of her life experience. Her biblical insight, packed on every page, challenges each of us to become better Christians and love the world around us more. Follow Mo from broken to bold!
Madeleine Przybyl More than 1 year ago
Wreck My Life is a beautiful love story that puts on display the power of God's grace and the redemption and salvation available when you truly and boldly put your trust in Christ. Whether you find yourself in the midst of similar circumstances as Mo, or your life has been a series of other attacks, her testimony can speak truth and breathe hope into your deepest depths and unseen heartache. This book encourages you to lay aside your mask and allow God to peel back the layers, one by one, to expose the child He so purposefully created and unconditionally loves. As you turn each page, you will find that God carefully and deliberately crafts the broken pieces of your life into a beautiful mosaic; shining for His glory. Wherever you are in your journey, I highly recommend diving head and heart first into this amazing book. You will cry, laugh, question, and jump for joy, but more importantly, find a closer relationship with the One who chose you from the beginning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in under a week, which says A LOT! I am typically not a reader and if I do read, it takes me a very long time to complete a book. Mo's testimony is raw, honest, and inspiring. I love how Mo shares her story but also shares the deep down hurts in her heart underneath it all. I love her introspection and her ability to tie all of that back to Gospel truths that can encourage the reader wherever they are at in their own personal stories. As someone who has gone through much suffering in my own life, this book brought to light a lot in my own life and has pushed me to work through my own healing. It truly is an amazing story of God's character, His faithfulness, and His never ending love for us! Mo, thanks for sharing your heart with us all in such a real and transparent way. It touched me deeply!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow!!! That is all I could say after reading this book. The pages brought word after word that spoke straight into my heart and into some of the things I had been wrestling with. No matter what season of life you are in, I totally believe that God will reveal something to you while reading this book. 10 out of 10, would recommend!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It was less about sports and more about Mo's testimony of God's working in her life through an eating disorder, a parents suicide, and being a college athlete. Mo's genuine faith shines through her words and encouragement to others. I would recommend and share this with all ladies but especially late high school/ college girls dealing with making their faith their own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I sincerely believe most every mother of any pre teen, teen, or young adult will pause, as they read Mo's story, and consider how their own daughter or son views so much of the world around them, the world within their home, and most importantly, the world within their own mind and heart with regards to the daily challenges of growing up. If you ever wonder if your child feels broken or bold, this book can start a conversation that may move you into a far more intimate and insightful relationship with your child than you thought possible.
Candice-Curry More than 1 year ago
I only put this book down once and that was so that I could pray for Mo and for God to put this book in the hands of anyone and everyone that needs to read her amazing words. She has a real and raw honesty that is so refreshing. To put your deepest scars on the display for the world so that you can show what the love of Jesus looks like takes courage. Mo is courageous. Get this book!!.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must read! It's more than sports.Once you start reading it will be difficult to put down! It was such an encouragement to me and I found myself identifying with Mo's story . Mo's vulnerability and openness is refreshing and encouraging. It is a story of faith, truth, grace, and genuine struggles. I encourage you to buy a copy and then buy some for the people in your life!
DavidDuncan More than 1 year ago
Wreck my life changed my life from that of a mediocre Christian to a Christian with a mission to change for the better. To change just going through the motions to being more intimate and more personal with God again. Mo's description of her own life was the medium that the Holy Spirit used to talk to me when nothing else in my life was able to. God is using Mo to speak to the reader in a special personal way through her book. You should buy this book to receive a special blessing! I personally have been blessed as a result of reading it!
CRMoses More than 1 year ago
I don't despise sports. I simply don't enjoy watching them as much as most people. So please believe me when I tell you that whether you like sports or not, this book will pull you in and keep you hooked! Mo's story is for everyone: men, women, and ladies, especially your daughters! Please get this for your daughters. She is honest and real about her journey which includes topics we generally like to keep hidden and under wraps, most definitely when they are present in our own families. I can't think of a better title for this book, as I was wrecked, personally, through reading Mo's story. It is so worth your time!