Hey all, this is it! Yes, I wrote a whole entire book. It released on March 7, 2017. Find it here:

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The official description: Kate Merrick examines the Bible’s gritty stories of resilient women as well as her own experience losing a child—a journey followed by more than a million on prayfordaisy.com—to reveal the reality of surprising joy and deep hope even in the midst of heartache.

It keeps going, but you can read that description on the book retailer websites. Get the real scoop below...

The unofficial description: I wrote this book for anyone who has been on this earth long enough to hit a roadblock, whether it's the death of a loved one or a nasty breakup. Life gets crazy hard, who doesn't need more joy? And sometimes, all we can do is be defiantly joyful. Because the book was written while reeling from the radical grief I experienced after Daisy died, it's uncomfortable at times. Perhaps a bit too honest, but not much is accomplished through pretending we have it all together. It's my journey from the bonds of bitter to the freedom of laughter, from the day Daisy died and the darkness that followed, to choosing to enjoy the beauty of life. It makes me cry every time I do another round of edits, but there is a fair amount of funny, too. You might laugh, you'll probably cry, but mostly, you'll get a whole lotta Jesus. It's my prayer you can join me in trading a life of sorrow for one of sweetness.