Wreck My Life
Journeying from Broken to Bold
What if we began to recognize trouble and adversity as sacred, rather than scarring?
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, turning our backs to God in the midst of our pain.
All-American soccer star Mo Isom knows the struggle firsthand. While her life seemed like a success on the surface, behind closed doors she was suffering through an eating disorder, the suicide of her father, and a horrific car accident. It wasn't until God wrecked her life that she finally found life and discovered the true glory of renewal through Jesus Christ.
Take the journey from broken to bold and learn to surrender your life to the King who was first wrecked on your 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. I can't wait to see this book unleashed to the world!"--Jefferson Bethke, New York Times bestselling author of Jesus > Religion
"A raw and honest story. This book will bring you hope in your own journey."--Shelley Giglio, cofounder of Passion Conferences/Passion City Church; chief strategist of sixstepsrecords
"Mo tells the amazing story of God's grace and redemption in her life as He uses what was broken and makes it beautiful. You will find life and grace as you turn each page."--Melanie Shankle, New York Times bestselling author of Nobody's Cuter Than You
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.
"One of the hardest things to see about my generation is our complete fear of pain or dealing with brokenness. We cover our wounds, hoping they'll go away, but they don't. 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. I can't wait to see this book unleashed to the world!"
Jefferson Bethke, New York Times bestselling author of Jesus > Religion
"Mo Isom's book, Wreck My Life: Journeying from Broken to Bold, is a raw and honest story of her trek from a cracked and hopeless life to one of healing and restoration found only in Jesus. Mo can truly say now that her self-worth comes from her complete dependence on Christ. Joy comes to her and to all of us by saying yes to Jesus. This book will bring you hope in your own journey, and you'll find yourself celebrating not just her life but your own."
Shelley Giglio, cofounder of Passion Conferences/Passion City Church; chief strategist of sixstepsrecords
"I first read part of Mo's story in an online article and was so moved by her transparency and how she persevered through all she has been through. In Wreck My Life, Mo tells the amazing story of God's grace and redemption in her life as He uses what was broken and makes it beautiful. It's a reminder that we serve a God who never fails to meet us where we are and promises to give us beauty for ashes. You will find life and grace as you turn each page."
Melanie Shankle, New York Times bestselling author of Nobody's Cuter Than You
"Mo Isom is an incredible communicator, both from the stage and in her writing. It takes a lot of heart to combine your own personal and heartbreaking stories with life lessons and biblical truths and do so with humor, candor, and honesty, but Mo has done it. 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
"In a generation that lacks authenticity, Wreck My Life shines bright. Mo's raw, real, and unfiltered story will captivate you in a way others can't. Everyone can relate to the real-life issues tackled in this book, and everyone needs the hope it provides."
Sam Acho, NFL linebacker; humanitarian
"First of all, if I had a little sister, I'd want her to be just like Mo Isom: fearless, compassionate, hardworking, and deeply funny. Second of all, when I sat down with my copy of Wreck My Life, my plan was to read one chapter. Just one. Two hours later, however, I looked up and realized that I'd been completely engrossed in Mo's story--a story that's heartbreaking, relatable, inspiring, and redemptive. Mo's words are such a reminder that we serve a good God who faithfully rescues us from the wreckage of our lives, a God whose plans for us are so much more than we could ask or imagine (Eph. 3:20). By the end of this book, you'll feel like Mo is a longtime friend and you'll be better for the time you've spent with her. (Also: you may start to think about trying out for a spot on the LSU football team, but just know that will fade with time. It did for me. But it's possible that I may have tried to punt my son's football. I blame Mo.) Don't miss this phenomenal book!"
Sophie Hudson, author of Giddy Up, Eunice and Home Is Where My People Are
"It's said that 'the struggle is real.' In Wreck My Life, Mo Isom is a tour guide who leads you to the center of some very real struggles. But she doesn't leave you there. She crafts a life-giving narrative chock-full of Scripture and stories that will help connect the personal details of your greatest challenges with the pervasive hope, healing, and freedom found in Jesus Christ."
Gwen Smith, speaker; worship leader; cofounder of Girlfriends in God; author of Broken into Beautiful and I Want It ALL
"No one wants pain. No one seeks out brokenness. But Mo Isom reminds us that when those things come our way, they are exactly what God uses to form us into people He can use."
Danny Wuerffel, 1996 Heisman Trophy winner; executive director, Desire Street Ministries