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Reckless Yes Interview and Giveaway

About the Book

Book: Reckless Yes: Exchanging Worldly Ease for God’s Eternal

Author: Johnna Hensley

Genre: Christian memoir

Release Date: June 6, 2023

After a shocking diagnosis in 2007 sent her life in an unexpected direction, Johnna Hensley had a decision to make. Though she had walked with God for nearly two decades, she had to choose whether she would follow His leading on a strenuous journey to find the narrow gate that leads to eternal
life; or would she take the easy, wide path offered by the temporal world? As she chose to say yes to selfless love, through God’s guidance, she discovered this was the first of many forks in life’s road that would ultimately lead her to a life full of adventure, surprises, and sometimes,
even hardships.

Inspiring and encouraging, this true story of one family’s journey is intertwined with relevant teaching of who God is and why we can trust Him in the midst of life’s chaos. Through relatable storytelling, wit, and wisdom, readers will be challenged to shift their perspective toward God’s eternal adventure.


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About the Author

Johnna (pronounced John-NUH) is an author, blogger, and all-time coordinator of chaos. Managing her family of eight, built through biology and adoption, means there’s rarely a dull moment in her days. Through herwriting, she boldly shares the eternal hope and restoration heaven offers.
She and Ryan, her husband of eighteen years, reside in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas and are avid supports of foster care, adoption, and disability awareness and advocacy as each has impacted their family. When the chaos subsides, you’ll find Johnna spending time outdoors, enjoying an early morning workout, or on the patio of a Tex-Mex restaurant with friends.


More from Johnna

Reckless Yes is Johnna’s first book, although certainly not her last! This book was years in the making and began through blog posts where she would chronicle the insights she gained from living life caring for her disabled son. It was her insights and experiences during her son’s grand entrance into the world, and many years following, which began to shape and solidify her eternal perspective and the hope of heaven. Reckless Yes is a Christian memoir that reads nearly like a Bible study as Johnna uses a unique strategy of alternating teaching chapters with memoir chapters. Not only will you see her life unfold on the pages, but you’ll see the character of God come to life as well with Johnna’s simplistic, yet interesting, explanation of Scripture. When you’re done with this book, you’ll be asking yourself what YOUR next yes will be! You’ll be equipped and capable, ready to move your life forward into action and be reckless for the Kingdom.

Interview with the Author

How did writing this book grow you spiritually?

Writing this book made me completely dependent on God for each and every word. Daily I would pray and beg God to give me an anointing to be able to tell the story I was being called to tell. Through the writing process I was able to trust God more fully and His good plan.

What do you like to do when you are not writing?

When I’m not busy writing, I love to work out (super early at 5am is my jam!), go on walks with friends, or catch up on housework while listening to music on my noise canceling headphones. I also enjoy reading and watching a show under my weighted blanket in the evenings to unwind. I do love spending time with my family and all my kids when we’re all home together in the evenings. With six kids ages 16 down to 3, it’s loud and rowdy but we love our family time.

Share something your readers wouldn’t know about you.

I was in a kolache commercial in 2006! My husband and I were newlyweds and we were asked to star in a local commercial and part of our lines were asking each other, “Are you thinking what I’m thinking!?” to which we responded in unison, “Kolache Rolf’s!” It was such a fun experience and a great memory to make as a newlywed.

What books or authors have most influenced your own writing?

For writing Reckless Yes, Tara Leigh Cobble is an author who influenced a lot of what you read in the teaching chapters of the book. Tara Leigh is the creator and host of The Bible Recap podcast and also D Group. These two resources were crucial in so much of my understanding of the Bible and I get to share those lessons on the pages of the biblical teaching chapters of my own book.

When did you start writing?

I started writing consistently in 2007 in blogs after my son was born. I didn’t begin writing books, though, until 2022. I’ve got some ideas up my sleeve for a Bible study in the future and we have a children’s book set to come out in 2024!

Blog Stops

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Splashes of Joy, February 7 (Author Interview)

Lots of Helpers, February 7

Locks, Hooks and Books, February 8

Fiction Book Lover, February 9 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 10

Blossoms and Blessings, February 11 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, February 11

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, February 12

Guild Master, February 13 (Author Interview)

Becca Hope: Book Obsessed, February 14

Vicky Sluiter, February 15 (Author Interview)


To celebrate her tour, Johnna is giving away the grand prize package of an autographed copy of Reckless Yes, a gold Reckless necklace, and a $25 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.