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Move beyond surviving.
Make room for you.
For God. For rest.

 

Whitespace is soul grace.

~ Ann Voskamp, author of NY Times Bestseller One Thousand Gifts

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Endorsements

Ann Voskamp

Ann Voskamp

New York Times bestselling author of One Thousand Gifts

“Whitespace is soul grace. Bonnie Gray ushers weary women into the real possibility.”

 

 

Lysa TerKeurst

Lysa TerKeurst

New York Times bestselling author of Unglued

“Women need this message. If you want to hear Jesus speak more tenderly to your soul than ever before, this is the book for you. I love Bonnie’s honest and unassuming voice. I will be recommending this message to many friends.”

 

Jon Acuff

Jon Acuff

New York Times bestselling author of Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters

“We live in a culture that brags and boasts about being busy. Whitespace is an important concept and Bonnie has captured it perfectly. If you’re exhausted with being exhausted, read this book. If you feel too busy to read this book, then that’s probably the best sign of all that you need it.”

 

Holley Gerth

Holley Gerth

bestselling author of You're Already Amazing

“If you’ve ever been hurt and needed healing, if you’ve ever been afraid and needed courage, if you’ve ever been weary and needed room to breathe, then Bonnie Gray is the guide you’ve been looking for as you journey with Jesus to a new place of peace and freedom in your life.”

Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh Oxenreider

author of Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World

“Bonnie’s story captured me from the first chapter–she is an immensely powerful writer with a gift for taking her reader on a journey of experience. I felt like she was giving me permission to seek real, honest answers about my own walk through depression. Her story about loss, life, and love is worth its telling and I’m glad she told it.”

 

Rebekah Lyons

Rebekah Lyons

author of Freefall To Fly: A Breakthaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning

“Bonnie’s journey toward surrender led her heart from brokenness to beauty. Her words are bold, passionate, and life-giving on every page. May we all embrace the kind of rest that heals and restores.”

 

Angie Smith

Angie Smith

bestselling author of Chasing God and What Women Fear

“Bonnie’s courage, heart, and determination to share her struggle are inspiring to me. To look back, gather pieces of what seemed unredeemable, and truly surrender them to the Lord is one of the hardest and most God-honoring things we can do in this life, and Bonnie does it beautifully.”

 

Stephen Arterburn

Stephen Arterburn

bestselling author, host of Newlife Live, and founder of Women of Faith

“Bonnie’s story is a moving example of what God can do with our toughest struggles if we give him access to our hearts and minds. It also provides insightful exercises that will help you with whatever you are struggling with.”

Sarah Mae

Sarah Mae

author of Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe

“I just adore Bonnie’s heart and her vulnerability as she allows us into her pain-filled, hope-filled story. Her willingness to open wide in order to help and encourage her sisters to find rest and spiritual ‘whitespace’ is brave and beautiful. If you’ve been looking for rest and you could use some practical ideas for finding spiritual whitespace, this book is for you.”

About The Book

reviews-star-19bStarred review praise from Publisher’s Weekly – 
“[Gray] offers intriguing insights into scripture and on how God views his flawed but beloved creations…
More than just a memoir, this is an invitation to walk the difficult road to self-discovery
and healing with a fellow traveler who understands.” (read full review)

Move beyond Surviving to a Rejuvenating Place of Soul Rest

How many of us find ourselves running on empty with no time for rest, no time for ourselves, no time for God?

Bonnie Gray knows what that’s like.  On the brink of fulfilling a lifelong dream, Bonnie’s plans shattered into a journey through painful memories and anxiety. In her search for answers, she made an important discovery: we all need spiritual whitespace.

Whitespace. It’s the space on a page left unmarked. Whitespace makes art beautiful. It gives the eye a place to rest. Without it, clutter takes over. Just as beautiful art needs whitespace, our souls need spiritual whitespace — a place to rest in order to find balance and beauty.

With heartbreaking honesty, Bonnie guides you to discover a better story for yourself, one that feeds your soul and makes room for rest. Infused with biblical encouragement and thought-provoking prompts, this book shows us how to create space in the everyday for God, refreshment, and faith—right in the midst of our stress-frayed lives.

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Hear What Readers Are Saying

A book lies in stillness — until you open the page
and meet with me between the words.
Then, like cherry blossoms released from stem to air,
you bring this book to birth.
After reading Finding Spiritual Whitespace,

write a post. I’d love to hear about your experience. Grateful for your words.
 Share your blog post with me by clicking the link-up button below.
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Rest is a journey we don’t have to take alone. Invite kindreds onto the journey.

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3 Printables {2 “Whitespace Reservation Cards” & a Bookmark}

Click here to download all three Spiritual Whitespace printables.

Take photos of your #spiritualwhitespace — where you find rest, beauty — where you can dream dreams and just be you.

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Take the Journey

Every Thursday on my blog Faith Barista, I host a gathering of kindreds who enjoy taking time to slow down, feed their soul and write. Some of us write on our blogs, others journal on paper.

We link up on Thursday to share our discoveries, swap stories and encourage each other. Add your voice. As is.

We capture our whitespace moments and share them on Instgram and Twitter. To visually inspire each other with ideas to enjoy soulful, restful moments.

Take the journey together. Breathe. Let’s be kindreds.

 

Link up your #spiritualwhitespace blog post on Thursdays

{ Click here to learn how. Take the journey of whitespace. }

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Meet Bonnie

I’ve tried to write for everyone else.  Except for me.

I’m not talking about the book. I’m talking about my life.

I couldn’t find my voice.  Even though it seemed to always come alive between the pages of my journal.

I stopped journaling for a very long season.  I forgot about words, the way a poppy growing wild in gravel on the side of the road without sunshine closes and hides.

But, faith is as mysterious as it is real.  Faith is a living journey. It finds a way.

I’m only beginning to understand.  A word — your story — even if small as a mustard seed may lay hidden, but never forgotten.

There is Someone who is intimately familiar with our unspoken voices.

He is the confidante and companion who will journey with us into the whitespaces of our stories — where our hearts are tender, virgin, and untouched. His hand will fold into ours as we gather our courage to live them out. As is.

This Someone is Jesus. And one day, we’ll hear all the stories He’s traveling alongside each of us face to face.

Until then, He’s given you and me a pen and a blank page called life, in which to write those stories.  By living them in the everyday through joys, sorrows, dreams, and even loss.

Let’s tell our stories as kindreds on this journey of faith.

It’s not always easy. But, sometimes the harder stories are the ones worth telling.

“You are a letter of Christ…written not with ink,
but with the Spirit of the living God,
not on tablets of stone, but on tablet of human hearts.”
{2 Cor.3:3}

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Because some days you need a double shot of faith