The Book Cover is Here, The Book Cover is Here!

 

Hello Friends!

As I write this, I’m in New Mexico fully wearing the hat of Dovie for two whole weeks. I have turned loose of my regular life for this one, and I’m totally into making funny faces, singing silly songs, baking cookies, painting rocks, and playing magnetic paper dolls.  In this big old chaotic world, I find it somewhat miraculous what has happened to me here, as I breathe in this precious two-year-old granddaughter of mine––shadowing her every movement and letting her show me the world as she sees it.  If there is still a world going on out there revolving around anything other than tiny bugs, special stickers for going poop in the big girl potty, and long adventures looking for sticks of all manner, well I want no part of it for the next many days. My time here is reinforcing the simple truth that has played out in my life over and over again.

When I turn loose, I find more.

It’s the theme of every single story in my new book, HOLDING ON LOOSELY. Opening My Hands, Lightening My Load and Seeing Something Else.

So in the quiet of my early mornings here, I wanted to take time to share my book cover with you, as well as a short description of the book.

As always, it isn’t lost on me that you could click past everything I write, and yet, with all the words swirling around in the cosmos, you choose to read a few of mine.  I am so grateful!

Much love,

Dana

“Everything resolved when I opened my hands.  Everything!”

When Dana Knox Wright turned fifty, she began turning loose of fear. She started hiking in places where bears and mountain lions live.  She began riding wild rivers.  She ate wild berries from bushes where foxes also feasted, with only mild concern for contracting rabies!  But fear wasn’t the only thing needing to be loosed in her life. One unhanding led to another.

In HOLDING ON LOOSELY––Opening My Hands, Lightening My Load and Seeing Something Else, Wright’s storytelling weaves its way through her ordinary life––a life hardwired to cling. To her children when they asked for a blessing to go.  To someone else’s ideas, when she didn’t trust her own. She held on to prejudice when she would tell you she didn’t. She clung to youthfulness as if what would come next couldn’t be her life’s cherry on top.

In a dark season of her life, she recognized that her bent to possess, to keep, to hold tightly, and to control was completely contrary to Jesus’ example. This is one woman’s history of holding on and her stories of turning loose––of the gentle and firm, humorous and heartbreaking ways God guided her to let go, to live minimally from the inside out, and to embrace the beauty of enough.

36 Comments

  1. Carl Stovall on February 5, 2021 at 6:27 am

    Thanks for sharing Dana!, sounds like i could get lost in your world for a while

    • Dana Wright on February 8, 2021 at 7:24 am

      Carl thank you!

  2. Celieta Leifeste on February 5, 2021 at 7:24 am

    I look forward to getting a copy and learning to hold loosely..

    • Dana Wright on February 8, 2021 at 7:23 am

      Thanks, Celieta! For me, it is a lifelong, intentional process!

      • Shannon Jenkins on February 9, 2021 at 8:35 pm

        Dana, I wasn’t your new book as soon as it’s available. I would also like a copy of the book you wrote with Darrell and your children’s book. Call or text me and let me know the easiest easy to get the latter 2. Love you and miss you.

  3. Ginger Tew on February 5, 2021 at 7:50 am

    Oh Dana, I can only imagine how magical this book is! Can’t wait for it to be released. I can tell already it’s a book I’ll want for myself as well as gift to others. Enjoy your two weeks with your precious granddaughter.
    xo~
    g

    • Corky Barho on February 5, 2021 at 9:28 am

      I’m loving growing old with you. Let’s vow to continue the hikes and “river running”!

      • Dana Wright on February 8, 2021 at 7:15 am

        Yes. I’m in it for the long haul with you. Let’s plan the next on already!!

    • Dana Wright on February 8, 2021 at 7:22 am

      Ginger thank you so much!

  4. Harriet Myrick on February 5, 2021 at 7:54 am

    It all is inside you gifted heart and we wait like a child in line to get their summer treat. I can’t wait.
    Harriet

    • Dana Wright on February 8, 2021 at 7:21 am

      What sweet imagery your words are. Love you, Harriet!

  5. Melba on February 5, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Waiting anxiously for my copy of your book!!

    • Dana Wright on February 8, 2021 at 7:19 am

      Thanks, Cookie! Love you!

  6. Sharla Wooten on February 5, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Thank you so much for sharing Dana. I love the cover and I can not wait to purchase your book and read it.

    • Dana Wright on February 8, 2021 at 7:18 am

      Sharla thank you!

  7. Jean on February 5, 2021 at 8:19 am

    One step closer! Yay! Can’t wait.

    • Cindy on February 5, 2021 at 10:43 am

      One step closer! I am ready to be inspired and challenged. Thank you for pouring yourself into this book so we all can be blessed.

      • Dana Wright on February 8, 2021 at 7:10 am

        Yes. One step closer. Thank you Cindy!

    • Dana Wright on February 8, 2021 at 7:18 am

      Yes! Thank you, Jean. Hope to see you soon!

  8. Kathryn Stephenson on February 5, 2021 at 8:36 am

    Super excited for you and I cannot wait to read this book! Thanks for sharing your life.
    Kathryn

    • Dana Wright on February 8, 2021 at 7:17 am

      Thank you, Kathryn!

  9. Paula Parker on February 5, 2021 at 9:24 am

    This book sounds so awesome and fun!
    Just this little snip-it is so encouraging. Can’t wait to read your book!!

    • Dana Wright on February 8, 2021 at 7:17 am

      Thank you, Paula! So fun reconnecting with you this year. More fun to come!

  10. Lisa Atkins on February 5, 2021 at 9:58 am

    Dana, I too love your cover and can’t wait to get my hands on a copy fresh off the press. What an exciting time for you not only with the book but getting to spend two fun filled wks with your precious granddaughter.
    Love you so much

    • Amy J on February 5, 2021 at 10:35 am

      Can’t wait!!

      • Dana Wright on February 8, 2021 at 7:10 am

        Thank you Amy!

    • Dana Wright on February 8, 2021 at 7:13 am

      Heaven on earth with this sweet girl! As always, thank you Lisa! Love you.

  11. Tena Lacy on February 5, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    I feel this will be a life-changer. So excited to read it. Yay! Thanks in advance for bringing me up higher. Love your writing so much!! The cover is perfect!

    • Dana Wright on February 8, 2021 at 7:09 am

      Thank you Tena.

  12. Deena Mitchell on February 5, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    Love it!! So grateful to call you friend & love that when I read your words I hear your voice & laugh in each sentence. Waiting semi-patiently for my copy

    • Dana Wright on February 8, 2021 at 7:08 am

      Love you, Girl! Thank you!

  13. Sherry Simpson on February 6, 2021 at 9:53 am

    Dana, I cannot wait to read your book. Congratulations!

    • Dana Wright on February 8, 2021 at 7:07 am

      Sherry, thanks so much!

  14. Robin Kaspar on February 7, 2021 at 10:07 am

    Can’t wait!

    • Dana Wright on February 8, 2021 at 7:07 am

      Thanks Robin!

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