About the Book
Book: A Wretch Like Me: A Modern-Day Mary Magdalene Saved by Grace
Author: Nancy Major
Release Date: March 4, 2023
I couldn’t imagine in a million years that I would ever have the courage to face telling the world about this one ugly, vile secret I figured I’d die with. The truth of who and what I had been, how it happened, and the grace that saved me on the day my life imploded.
An anonymous packet was sent to business leaders throughout my community and surrounding thirteen-county area in 2006. As a business owner, I had made it a point to become well-known. When the president of one of the local chambers of commerce called me and I saw the packet for the first time, I literally couldn’t breathe.
I was shell-shocked and utterly shattered. I wanted to die. No words could explain away or erase what had been written. I couldn’t see any possible way to live with the guilt and shame of being “outed” as a prostitute.
If you’ve ever been tormented in a silent prison of shame over something you’ve done, haunted by a secret from your past, thought you were too broken, too bad, or too disgusting to be forgiven – you’re not alone.
You haven’t been forgotten or abandoned. You’re loved more than you could ever imagine, and above all, you’re NEVER too far gone for grace.
How would I know? Because grace saved a wretch like me.
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About the Author
Nancy Major is an award-winning nonprofit and business executive with more than thirty years of professional experience, including navigating the intricacies of complex mergers and acquisitions; rebranding and restructuring organizations and positioning them for growth and expansion; extensive board development and strategic planning; and creating organizational and financial sustainability.
She’s also a highly sought after professional speaker and certified Christian trauma coach. Nancy is passionate about helping people overcome and defeat the lies of the enemy and replacing critical, self-limiting beliefs with confidence about their divine destiny and purpose. She has become known as the #shameslayer.
Nancy is an Amazon bestselling author who recently published her memoir entitled, A Wretch Like Me; A Modern-Day Mary Magdalene, Saved by Grace. It offers a heart-wrenching glimpse into her lived experience as a former prostitute, “outed” publicly by a client bent on revenge. Her courageous story tackles themes of childhood sexual abuse, shame, public humiliation, redemption, and God’s immeasurable gift of grace.
Nancy is a wife of eleven years, a mother, stepmom, mother-in-law, and grandmother to six beloved and cherished cutie pies. She and her husband, Jesse, live in southeastern Wisconsin with their two silly pooches, Lulu Bell and Jilly Bean.
More from Nancy
My story has a lot of elements that read more like a Hollywood screenplay. The depth of darkness in my life seemed almost surreal, like a horrible nightmare that I could not wake up from.
I ran from my shame, trying desperately to hide a devastating secret for years, until one day, to my absolute and utter horror, my secret was exposed publicly.
The guilt and humiliation nearly destroyed me. I believed I could NEVER be forgiven … what I had done was just too shameful. And certainly the circumstances seemed to scream that I was right.
BUT GOD…two profound words that changed EVERYTHING in an instant and I have never been the same.
It is my fervent prayer that my story reignites, reawakens and renews your spirit and brings you that much closer to the heart of the Father.
Interview with Nancy
- How did writing this book grow you spiritually?
Writing this book deepened my faith immensely as I worked through the fear and anxiety of telling my story. God used the writing process as an intensely intimate way to connect with him. There were tears – lots of them, as I found myself overcome with gratitude as I worked through each chapter.
- What do you like to do when you are not writing?
I’m pretty active as a professional speaker and resiliency trainer. In my free time, I stay busy with a couple of Christian women’s groups locally and I’m a board member of a startup ministry. I love hanging out with my hubby and our family whenever we have the opportunity.
- Share something your readers wouldn’t know about you.
I’m a serious diet Mountain Dew addict – to the extent that I have packed entire empty suitcases full of it to take along on vacations. In fact, following a serious accident, I was airlifted from a medical facility and there’s this picture of me strapped down on the gurney in the jet, holding a can of diet Mountain Dew! 😉
- Favorite quote?
“We don’t know enough to be pessimistic.” – unknown
- What is the most difficult part about writing for you?
Since this was my first book and I wrote a memoir, it was an incredibly daunting and sobering challenge to write the raw, unfiltered version of my story. There’s something very unnerving about giving voice to the things that live in the dark, hidden places inside of us.
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