Stephanie May Wilson : The Lipstick Gospel: A story about finding God in heartbreak, the Sistine Chapel, and the perfect cappuccino.

The Lipstick Gospel: A story about finding God in heartbreak, the Sistine Chapel, and the perfect cappuccino.

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Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality

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November 10, 2014



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Have you ever laid in bed at night wondering why your life doesn't feel like you always hoped it would? Have you ever wondered if God has more for your life than what you’re currently living?

That’s where sorority girl, Stephanie May Wilson found herself when she finally decided to give up.

Inspired by a broken heart and a wicked hangover, Wilson threw in the towel on the life she'd been living and packed her bags for a pilgrimage across three continents.

Armed with a well-worn copy of Eat Pray Love, Wilson knew this was her chance to become the woman she’d always wanted to be.

In the perfect cappuccino and the Sistine Chapel, on cobblestone streets and in the slums of Costa Rica, in piles of spaghetti and dangerous escapades through the African bush, Wilson found a path she’d never considered to the life she’d always wanted to live.

This book will make you want to hug your girlfriends, travel the world, dance with a bull-fighter, and love the God she loves.

Most of all, it will invite you onto a journey of your own.

It will make you want to find healing in the parts of your life you thought would always be broken, confidence in yourself beyond anything you've experienced, and a life that’s more exciting than anything you could dream up on your own.

Grab a glass of wine and a cozy spot and settle in for a journey — because the end of Stephanie’s journey marks the beginning of your own.

Editorial Reviews

"Stephanie has a way with words that breaks down your walls and invites you in like you've been best friends for life. Reading this book, I couldn't put it down. It is one that stays with you far after you have read it. So grab a cup of tea and curl up with this book. You will want it to last forever." - Heather

"I read this book cover-to-cover in one day! I couldn't put it down and I found myself laughing and crying with Stephanie as she told her story. So many times I found myself saying, "Yes, I know what you're talking about! I've experienced that too!" After finishing the book, I promptly bought two hard-cover copies to give to friends. This book is inspiring, encouraging, and easy to read. I HIGHLY recommend it!!!!" - Elizabeth

"The book is an easy read and feels more like a sleepover or a coffee date with your best friend than just another novel. Really, this is like the Christian version of "Eat, Pray, Love," and I will definitely be reading it again (and passing it on to my friends!)." - Yelena

"In sharing her own story, Stephanie shows us a glimpse of who God is... not distant at all, but rather a God of details and beauty and adventure. Her story is encouraging and thrilling. As you read God's love story in her life, you feel Him welcoming you to experience the same." - Niki

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