Reckless Yes Author Interview & 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.

Author Interview

Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?

Occasionally I do have the privilege to hear from readers, or after a speaking engagement people will come up and meet me. I love hearing from people affected by my story! Typically people will tell me about their YES – either one they’ve already said or one they’re on the verge of saying but maybe they’ve been too hesitant to go all in and do it. I get the honor of encouraging them to be reckless for the kingdom. It’s one of the greatest joys of my life!

Do you read the genre you write? Why or why not?

I do read my genre, memoirs. I love to hear people’s stories and learn how they got to where they are. We each have such unique journeys. I also love to read Christian historical fiction. I joke that I was born in the wrong century. I just thoroughly enjoy being transported through the written word to a different time and place but meeting the same God on the pages of fiction.

How did you come up with the title for your book?

I wanted the title of my book to be unique and grab people’s attention. Since this story is a memoir about my life and the times I said YES to God, I knew that word needed to be in there. But the “reckless” piece was more of the jolting part of the title that makes people wonder what I did that was so wild and crazy. But the thing is, my yeses only appear reckless because they’re upside down compared to what the world tells us. I’m living recklessly for the kingdom of God.

What’s your favorite writing snack, drink and/or music?

My favorite writing snack is an iced coffee from Chick-fil-A. I snuck away for many hours at my local Chick-fil-A restaurant and hid in booth 44 writing quietly with my iced coffee in hand. If I were at home writing or at one of my rented library study rooms, I would listen to instrumental Christian music in the background, but I can’t handle any songs or noise with words because I get too distracted.

Is your writing space pristine or organized chaos?

My writing space is wherever I am at the time – I bring my laptop and a journal with brainstormed ideas everywhere! I often write in my bed under my weighted blanket, in a coffee shop, at my husband’s home office. I don’t have a dedicated writing space at this time, so I live a messy, chaotic nomad writing lifestyle.

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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.