Open with Your Broken officially released July 22nd on Kindle and August 18th on paperback! Dana completed a regional book signing and has been filling her calendar with ministry events, expos, interviews, and speaking engagements! You can read a sample of Open with Your Broken here! For media or PR use the contact page.
Check out what readers have to say about OWB?!?
5 out of 5 stars: WONDERFUL TESTIMONY OF GOD’S TRANSFORMING POWER
By James Murphy Minister, Mechanicsburg, IL on August 8, 2018 (Kindle Version)
“Dana’s perspective on taking the things in our lives that we instinctively want to bury, and to expose them for the glory of God, completely reverses one of the oldest tactics of the enemy. The enemy wants us shackled in guilt and condemnation, not living but only existing in outer darkness. Dana exposes her “Broken” to allow the light of Christ to shine into her life. She then uses her personal experiences to encourage others to live a life in freedom.”
5 out of 5 stars: A message of God’s powerful mercy and grace
By Alexandra Myers Springfield, Illinois on August 8, 2018 (Launch Team Member)
“This book is unlike any Christian book I’ve ever read, because it is so REAL. Dana opens up her life to the reader and there is a lot of ugly there, as is in my life and every other person I know. This openness brings about a powerful transformation through God and guides the reader through her journey of learning about the spiritual battle and God’s kingdom. It is highly recommended for Christians and non Christians, as it’ll either grow your faith, or answer questions you may have of the faith. Read this book, it’ll bring only blessings to you through it!”
5 out of 5 stars: Captivating Book!! By Amber Keys Springfield, IL on August 13, 2018
“Dana’s transparency about her own brokenness empowers the rest of us to be honest about our own, as we come to the cross of Christ to be accepted by our Savior and healed by His love. She is so candid in her Breakout book, I’m certain to be the first of many. Her humor makes it a fun read, all while being equipped by The Truth of the Word of God. Amazing and powerful, a must read!”
5 out of 5 stars: Your past is your past for a reason. That’s why we live in the present.
By Nicholette Chapman, Lincoln, Illinois on August 14, 2018
“I love the raw emotion behind the story. Understanding Dana as a person not just an author helps the reader build a relationship with her. With their own walk and to open their mind to face their past. Understanding, truly understanding that God is a part of your life every step you take is impactful to your relationship with faith. Dana brings it home in this book!”
5 out of 5 stars: Good Read By Jennifer Ward Substance Abuse Counselor, Springfield, IL on August 2, 2018 (Launch Team Member)
“This book does a good job of delivering a message (testimony) that many people can identify with. A variety of life issues, messes, and mess ups and the way they make you feel and how with the grace and glory of God you can walk through all of that and find freedom and purpose!”
5 out of 5 stars: Amazing Testimony By S Bell Springfield, IL on August 9, 2018 Kindle Edition
“There aren’t enough stars to rate this book!! This woman’s story is so relatable. Dana is transparent in her journey and her life example shows that being broken doesn’t mean you cannot be used by God. Thank you for sharing Dana!”
5 out of 5 stars: Uplifting read in sharing God’s message of forgiveness and salvation.
By Kim Seggebruch Cissna Park, IL on August 7, 2018 (Launch Team Member)
“Amazing testimony of the power of God’s love and forgiveness. We are ALL sinners and fall short. But His love for each and every one of us brings forgiveness and salvation despite our failures. Thank you for sharing your amazing journey of faith.”
5 out of 5 stars: Powerful message By Denise Goodrum Hoopeston, IL on August 3, 2018
“I cried, I laughed. I took notes. This book’s message is not only beautifully written but life changing. “Read the book!” I find myself saying a lot.”
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ!! A powerful story and journey … By Denise Bray Hoopeston, IL on July 31, 2018 (Launch Team Member)
“A MUST READ!! A powerful story and journey with Christ!”
5 out of 5 stars Bobbi Kusturin Sherman, IL
“Open with your broken is such a powerful tool for all Christians who want to live in the true freedom of Christ. We all have a past and the enemy’s biggest weapon is the things we have done or said, he uses those things to stop us dead in our tracts. The book goes step by step showing that you can be open with the broken parts of your life and be used by God. It is a must read!!!”
5 out of 5 stars Nikki Wallace Hoopeston, IL recommends Dana Goodrum.
“This book was amazing for anyone struggling with accepting God’s love and accepting that he forgives for all your sins and how you need to forgive yourself and be free of guilt! This is a must read!!”
5 out of 5 stars Audra K. Wilson Petersburg, IL recommends Dana Goodrum.
“Dana does an outstanding job of explaining what a true relationship and life looks like with Christ. If you are new in your walk with God, or struggling with your faith, this would be a great book to pick up! Her story enables the reader to relate on a personal level and realize that the love of God exists for all to receive no matter what your past. Highly recommended.”
5 out of 5 stars Dave Hunter, Koke Mill Christian Church, Springfield, IL
“The book is a good blessing to many, encouraging, with lots of good tips for growing in Christ. Now I just have to decide how many I need to order for friends!”
5 out of 5 stars Sandra Murphy, Minister & Missionary, Mechanicsburg, IL
“Open with Your Broken book is so well written, yet so simple and comprehensive; a step by step guide to God’s transforming power! It is a Divine, creative work that will help THE MULTITUDES come to Christ and freedom in Christ much quicker and with sound Biblical Truths! It’s eternal impact is unmeasurable! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your love, faithfulness and obedience to and for God! Let your light shine in and bright for everyone to see Jesus!”
5 out of 5 stars Nelson Jenig, Graduate Student, Chicago, IL
“Open with Your Broken is amazing. Dana’s words and her drive to show others that our God does not judge us for our mistakes, that doubt is the enemy is exactly what my generation needs to hear. Heck, it is exactly what I needed to hear!”
5 out of 5 stars A Vose, Freshman SIUE, Edwardsville, IL
“This book showed me that you can be your true self and love God at the same time. I admire Dana for being so open with her past and talking about things that people try to hide. If the goal of this book was to change someone’s life, it certainly changed mine.”
5 out of 5 stars Judy Wolfe, Indianapolis, IN
“This is an amazing book! Very inspiring, and something for everyone. It’s a book you will want to keep, and give to someone!”