Winner of a 2020 Catholic Press Association book award (third place, first-time author).
It's not every family who would plan a week-long Texas barbecue pilgrimage for a family of eight, much less expand the idea to a multi-month quest to experience the state, eat amazing food, and visit some awesome religious sites along the way. But Whitaker did it--when she decided imperfect family road trips trumped a vacation at a luxury resort. "Barbecue encouraged us to hit the road, while Jesus met us at every single stop along the way--proof that he loves brisket as much as we do, right?"
Ditching the fancy vacation was one way Whitaker learned to give up control and say no to perfectionism and over-achievement in order to live a new, more intentional life and discover what God truly has in store for her family.
Whitaker's sassy authenticity will make readers laugh--and cry--while encouraging them to be honest about mistakes in every area of their life, embrace them, and find a way to let God redeem it all.