Today, I’m Releasing My Story To The World

It’s here!

Today is the day Rhinestone Jesus: Saying Yes to God When Sparkly Safe Faith is No Longer Enough releases worldwide. 

I would be lying if I told you this is the book I always wanted to write.

But this is the story I was meant to live.

Saying yes to God has been an act of wild obedience for my family. It hijacked our American Dream and left us with something so much better.

It left us with more.


But this isn’t just our story. It’s a God-story. It’s undeniable, unbelievable, unquestionable proof that God can do anything when we say yes.

Today, Mercy House is preparing to move into our second home in Kenya, allowing us space to bring in more pregnant girls. This oasis in the heart of a poverty-stricken land has been paid for in full by so many of you. And soon, it will be a refuge for some of the most oppressed people in the world.

It’s also the National Day of Prayer. God’s timing is perfect.


We cannot underestimate what happens with our every day yes.

It matters.




Our yes to God will never be perfect. There will never be a “right” time. It will never be easy or even appreciated. But don’t think for a second that it doesn’t matter. It does.

Say it today.

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    Yessss! I lived in Kenya for 8 years and know how desperate the needs are—and how truly beautiful the Kenyan people are. Every morning I lift you up to God. It’s humbling and delightful to see the way He is answering and providing. God bless you all!
    Linda Thomas

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    Kim says

    yea! I ordered my copy today! Cant wait to read it. Thank you Kristen, you inspire so many of us. :)

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    Thanks to my dear friend, Katy Rose, I heard about your book and bought it yesterday. I’m already half-way through and wow, it’s speaking straight to my heart! My husband, daughter, and I live in Iraq, and I have to admit, after living overseas for awhile, it’s easy for your heart to become jaded by the realities of the world, and as you said, His glory doesn’t always look so “glorious.” Your testimony is softening my heart and reminding me of the bigger picture, and of the bigger God who simply calls us to follow and Him and say “yes.” Even when you’ve already packed up your life and moved half-way across the world, the journey to saying “yes” doesn’t end. Thanks for sharing your story. Me and countless others are blessed by it! Excited to finish it and see how we can be a part of what God is doing through Mercy House.

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