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Review and Giveaway: Fierce Wholeness by Robin Meade July 29, 2020

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About the Book

Book:  Fierce Wholeness

Author: Robin Meade

Genre:  Nonfiction

Release Date: March 5, 2020


When the Bible talks about the third- and fourth-generational curse, that’s so true. If the curse is not broken by you, then who will stop it dead in its tracks? Dealing with forgotten pain, things you stuff down just to survive, is serious business. But that’s what Robin Meade did. Growing up, she was criticized, put down, and stomped on—by her own family. She chose to bury her pain.

Fierce Wholeness: Finding Myself after Childhood Emotional Trauma is Robin’s story—in all of its raw and messy but authentic and beautiful transparency as she unpacks the trajectory of her life from childhood to adulthood and seeks to repair the dam that had been busted, the riverbed that had been washed away, the landscape that had been obliterated by her family of origin.

Readers who grew up in the clutches of the branches of emotional abuse will be empowered by Robin’s story because of the freedom that Jesus gives. Robin’s story is raw and authentic, and readers will be encouraged by how they too can find fierce wholeness in Christ.


Click here to get your copy!




About the  Author


Robin Meade grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but now she walks with God in the beautiful suburbs of Chicago. For nearly five years she has led and taught as part of the women’s ministry team at New Life Brookfield Church. She loves her dog and great food, but mostly she loves Jesus, and strives to encourage people to experience God’s restorative healing and for God to be glorified through it.




More from Robin

There’s a level of ‘fierce’ that we all need to reach in our journey with Christ; to be real about the journey.  When you experience abuse as a child, there is a ‘normal’ way of perceiving your surroundings that’s set, and if not corrected, stays with you into adulthood.  My desire for this book is that people who have suffered childhood emotional abuse know they are not alone, that they can experience of healing through a relationship with Jesus Christ.  The Bible talks about being ready to give an account and running the race striving for first place and working out our salvation with fear and trembling – some of that has been lost in our Christian culture.  Jesus isn’t a wimp or a doormat because he is kind and forgiving and neither should we be.  I hope my story will be a blessing to many in their faith walk, to get to their level of ‘fierce’.

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, August 3

My Devotional Thoughts, August 4 (Author Interview)

Genesis 5020, August 5

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 6

Blossoms and Blessings, August 7 (Author Interview)

deb’s Book Review, August 7

Locks, Hooks and Books, August 8

For Him and My Family, August 9

Simple Harvest Reads, August 10 (Author Interview)

Artistic Nobody, August 11  (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Ashley’s Bookshelf, August 12

For the Love of Literature, August 13 (Author Interview)

Inklings and notions, August 14

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, August 15

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, August 16 (Author Interview)


To celebrate her tour, Robin is giving away the grand prize package of a basket with a signed copy of the book, the Fierce Wholeness Companion Journal, and $10 gift cards to Joann’s, Starbucks, Amazon and a stuffed moose!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

My thoughts:

I enjoyed reading about Robin’s testimony and the realness of it. It wasn’t a quick fix, Jesus didn’t fix everything immediately. Although,  I know that can happen but I don’t think that is the norm. Often there is a maturity we need to go through and I think that happened with Robin. She knew Jesus but she wasn’t letting him have complete control of her life right away.

I did take issue with something she said on page 64: “I knew there had to be more to walking with God than salvation.” Yikes, isn’t that enough? I mean if we really understood that work of the cross that should be enough. I admit, I use to think the same thing, but I see the error in my thinking and I think a lot of Christians can fall into this trap. Salvation is all we need anything else is just icing on the cake.

Overall, it is a story of hope and God leading a child back into his arms and that is what really matters.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me through the Celebrate Lit Team. All opinions are my own. 


3 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: Fierce Wholeness by Robin Meade”

  1. Rita Wray Says:

    Sounds like a great book.

  2. Robin Meade Says:

    Melissa, I hear you about p.64 and I agree, salvation is enough but it took me time to get there. I struggled with understanding how good salvation would be without seeing things in my life here redeemed. Hope that makes sense. Thanks for you review!

  3. Debbie P Says:

    This sounds like a very good read.

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