More than the Tattooed Mormon - Paperback

More than the Tattooed Mormon - Paperback (17208-CDFT-2H51G)

4.00 stars, based on 4 reviews
Al Fox Carraway has spent the last four years inspiring the world with her story of conversion, redemption, and finding faith. As a blogger, social media personality, and award-winning public speaker, her message has reached millions. This moving...
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Amazing non-fiction book!

I don't know how many blogs most of you follow, but one of my favorites is written by this amazing woman. (Check it out!) I've been excited to read this book ever since I found out that Al Carraway was writing it. She has one of the best styles of writing that I have read. Her style is honest, funny and just plain fun to read. A lot of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints know at least a little bit about how she was converted, just like I did, but I wanted to really know her whole story and that is what she's written about in this book. I love the way that she wrote about her conversion and moving to Utah, meeting her husband. I also love that she writes about loving yourself and knowing that God loves you too. This is probably my favorite non-fiction book that I've read this year! I highly recommend reading this book!

I was able to meet Al Carraway as part of her book tour and I have to say that she was one of my favorite people to meet! She was kind to and interested in each and every person that came to talk to her. And I know that she had pictures taken with almost every person who came to talk to her. I loved the way that she made me feel as though I was a dear friend, even though she had just met me. I'm sure that's how she is when she goes to speak to the groups that she speaks with. Hopefully I'll be able to hear her speak sometime. She is amazing!


My Favorite Quotes--

"Ask God, Not Google."

"We are blessed by our efforts of trying, not perfection."

"Hard times will consistently be there, but so will Christ."

"The gospel is not there to prevent hard times from coming but to help strengthen and guide us when they do come."

My Review--

Al has been such a motivational person to so many--

Now, with this book, she will reach an even broader audience.

I LOVE her candid telling of her struggles and her fears and her triumphs.

She is a great example of pushing forward, to Christ, no matter what needed to hear that right now.

This book is a MUST-READ!

Very well written!

A true inspiration!

Mebane, NC

I love her!

Before reading More Than the Tattooed Mormon, I didn’t know much about Al Fox Carraway. I had seen her pictures, found her intriguing, and figured she must have a pretty cool conversion story, but that was the extent of it.

But after just finishing her book (I read it all today), I feel a bond of sisterhood with her. She is so authentic, and her personality bursts from the pages. Her story is full of horrible trials – trials that often led her to yell at Heavenly Father until exhaustion would take over. I found so much strength from her as she said that the hard times are the most precious gems because during those times, God is closest to us.

I shed so many tears as I read this book, and not because of the trials she endured. Rather, I cried as I felt the undeniable Spirit of God. Her experiences and her testimony strengthened mine. That is her goal, and God loves her for it.

I took tons of notes as I read the book. Al Carraway is so quotable because she is optimistic, passionate, motivational, and cares about others.

My favorite quote, that I think summarizes her story and ours is, “The one thing Heavenly Father and Satan have in common is that they both desire to have us” (page 44).

She described so many instances when Satan discouraged her, pulled her down, and made her want to turn back and give up. But, when she prayed, listened, and remembered God’s love for her, she was able to keep going even without understanding why.

I needed this book. I have been going through hard times in my life, and so many of her messages touched my heart and brightened my Spirit.

Al doesn’t like being called “The Tattooed Mormon.” Yes, she does have many tattoos on her body. But, as she so eloquently put it, Heavenly Father doesn’t see them, and that isn’t how He thinks of her. He doesn’t see our metaphorical “tattoos” either, as we change and become better.

From Al’s experiences, we can really feel that we are always worthy to pray, that we are more than our mistakes, that when we wait and trust, He won’t fail us, that the church is true, that God knows what is very best for us, that He will always deliver us before it is too late, that the Spirit is always there if we listen, and most importantly, that “Heavenly Father…loves, listens and helps [us] regardless of [our] flaws or shortcomings” (pg. 138).

Thank you, Al Carraway, for being you. Thank you for being brave and sharing your story. Thank you for sharing the gospel. Thank you for caring about my exaltation as much as your own. You are a blessed daughter of God.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Southern California

This Book Makes Me Happy!

"More Than The Tattooed Mormon is an amazing read because is isn't just about Al's conversion to God, the gospel, and her journey along the way; instead it is about us. Through her book, Al Carraway shows readers what is possible if they choose God daily over anything else."

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