Sweet Like Jasmine: Finding Identity in a Culture of Loneliness
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Sweet Like Jasmine: Finding Identity in a Culture of Loneliness  -     By: Bonnie Gray

Sweet Like Jasmine: Finding Identity in a Culture of Loneliness

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This is the story of God whispering, "What no one wants, I cherish."

The daughter of a mail-order bride and a busboy from San Francisco_s Chinatown, Bonnie Gray grew up never truly feeling beautiful or beloved. As an adult, she built her life to look pleasant and ordinary, with a wonderful husband, two amazing boys, and a thriving career. But despite these blessings, she still felt the tugging emptiness of a missing piece.

At 39, a long-forgotten birth certificate in an old file cabinet sparked a curiosity Bonnie couldn_t ignore. Determined to uncover her family_s secrets and understand the home she was born into, Bonnie embarked on a quest that would leave her forever changed. Returning to the culture, places, and stories that shaped her, her search led her to soul-shaking discoveries about her identity, human kindness and what it truly means to belong.

The profoundly moving journey of learning to embrace our true worth, Sweet Like Jasmine celebrates how God uses our unique and broken stories to create a beautiful mosaic of His love, one life at a time.

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Title: Sweet Like Jasmine: Finding Identity in a Culture of Loneliness
By: Bonnie Gray
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2021
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
Weight: 10 ounces
ISBN: 0736983422
ISBN-13: 9780736983426
Stock No: WW983422

Author Bio

Bonnie Gray is the author of Whispers of Rest and Finding Spiritual Whitespace. An inspirational speaker as well as the host of the podcast Breathe, Bonnie touches thousands of lives every year using storytelling, soul care, and prayer. Her writing is featured in numerous Christian media outlets including Relevant Magazine and Christianity Today. She lives in California with her husband and two sons. Connect with her at thebonniegray.com and on Instagram @thebonniegray.

Editorial Reviews

"In a world crying out for kindness and belonging, this is a book needed for our times. Sweet Like Jasmine is a gift, a beautiful remembrance that God treasures each of our broken hearts in His sweeping story of redemption."
—Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author of The Broken Way and One Thousand Gifts


"Sweet Like Jasmine feels like having a cup of tea with a kind and brave friend who reminds you of God’s love, His grace, and how His unseen hand is in all of our stories. It’s beautiful and powerful, life giving and heart freeing, deeply personal and soul-touching relatable. I read it one weekend, savoring every word, and I didn’t want it to end."
—Holley Gerth, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Powerful Purpose of Introverts


"Bonnie has a gift! Her stories draw you in from the start, and her raw honesty captures the heart of all who are looking for love and belonging in a culture of loneliness and isolation. This book is a healing balm of beauty from brokenness."
—Rebekah Lyons, bestselling author of Rhythms of Renewal and You Are Free


"If you’ve struggled with feeling as if you don’t fit in or aren’t good enough, Bonnie’s story of finding beauty and belonging in her brokenness will encourage your heart. I loved her poignant retelling of both the sweet and the bitter memories from her childhood, and how she can look back and see God’s goodness and faithfulness in the midst of it."
—Crystal Paine, New York Times bestselling author, podcaster, and founder of MoneySavingMom.com


"Bonnie Gray is an engaging storyteller who reminds us of the grace woven through each chapter of our lives. This book is both poetic and insightful. Beautiful and honest. A worthy companion through the wilderness of learning to find our identity. Through stories, letters, cultural insights, and reflections, Sweet Like Jasmine generously provides much-needed language and permission to embrace the wholeness of who we are."
—Morgan Harper Nichols, author of All Along You Were Blooming


"No one tells a story like Bonnie Gray! Join her on a journey of vulnerability, discovery, and a growing awareness of God’s redemptive power in our lives. Along the way, you’ll see that it’s right in our broken places that God shows himself strong."
—Kathi Lipp, bestselling author and speaker


"This is one of those books that will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page. Bonnie’s story is achingly beautiful—not only because it’s true, but because it is truly transformative. Our two life stories couldn’t be more different, yet Bonnie’s story is also mine. And it’s yours. This is a story of the secrets and shame we all carry, and how God is working—always working—to bring beauty out of every broken moment. This book is a treasure."
—Jennifer Dukes Lee, author of Growing Slow and It’s All Under Control


"Sweet Like Jasmine is a love story that will bring beauty and healing to tender places in the heart and deeper compassion for those who have ever felt unlovable or unworthy."
—Melissa Michaels, New York Times bestselling author of Love the Home You Have and Dwelling

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