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Publisher's Summary

Mary Katherine Backstrom shares heartbreaking and hilarious stories of how God uses each "mess" in our lives to bring us closer to him. She shows us that it's okay to celebrate exactly where we are right now - holy hot mess and all.

A lot of people struggle with the concept of being holy. But the fact is, even the hottest messes of humans are being shaped into something beautiful.

In this book, Mary Katherine shares the sometimes-hidden evidence of God's work in her life and shows you that it's okay to embrace your entire journey - messy as it may be.

Mary Katherine offers both hilarious and vulnerable stories about faith, friendships, motherhood, marriage, and depression. She will cover the topics that plague our hearts every day with raw, honest truth and a heaping side of laughter. Mary Katherine invites you into her story as a friend, encouraging you to lean into your story: the good and the bad, the weird and the wonderful, and everything in between.

Because as long as we are alive, God is working on us - and construction sites tend to be messy.

©2021 Mary Katherine Backstrom (P)2021 Worthy Books

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I never listen to audiobooks, but…..

I never listen to audiobooks, but MK’s books draw me in and resonate deep within who I am. I loved Mom Babble, but Holy Hot Mess is definitely going on my list of favorite books ever. I am an avid reader, but I rarely recommend books to others. I have called, texted, posted on social media - you name it and I have used it as a way to communicate to my fellow messes that they need this book in their lives.

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Loved it!!! Absolutely Awesome ~ Recommended

Awesome book. Finished in a couple days to and from work. I'm not much of a reader so got the Audible to listen while I'm in traffic. Everyone is their own Holy Hot Mess. Funny and relatable. If MK writes another book, I'd definitely get it! Recommended.

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I loved this book!

So happy I stumbled across this book! I listened to it in 2 days because I just couldn’t stop. I have no idea what I’m going to read next that will measure up.

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Love this

This was a delightful book & I was sad that it ended. This is not the Christian book that has you digging through scriptures or leaving you on a mountain top of religious ecstasy. Instead the book was a pleasant reminder that God is poking me on the shoulder saying, "I'm here, even in your mess & everybody has mess."
Sometimes we forget He is still with us, so thank you for the reminder.

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BUY THIS BOOK!!!!

This book found me in my “Holy Hot Mess”(well, God sent it to me via a FB add but I’ll take it!) YALL....I am NOT a reader....like seriously i can count on one hand how many books I have actually read in my life (gasp, right!?!?), but this book...THIS BOOK....it got me in a way I have never been got before!!! I LAUGHED (a lot!), I cried, I answered MK with an “AMEN!” several times! You see, I have been a Christian my whole life, but up until about 6 months ago...I didn’t get it; you know like GET IT...I started reading my bible , grabbed the hand of Jesus and not letting go. Then I found this book. I don’t know what else to say. It was uncomfortable and comfortable. It was inspiring and reaffirming all at the same time. It will change you...for the better!!!! READ IT...you will love it!!!!!!

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Amazing Read!

Don't walk, RUN to grab your copy! Holy Hot Mess is so relatable and told with such passion you will feel like MK is your new best friend. She shares openly and honestly about the realities of parenthood and navigating this crazy, fallen world. Thank you for sharing your adventures with the world!

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Listening to a soul sister

MK you make me feel you are that friend I have known forever and never met. You filled my heart with so much joy. Thank you from the bottom your my heart. I will always feel I am one of your goat thieves.

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Thoroughly enjoyed!

Thank you MK for being authentic and providing a space to allow others to do so as well. I LOVE the goat story and shared it with my kids.

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Just what I needed

I love this book. I really enjoyed listening to MK Reading it. I've been struggling lately and the timing of this book release is just what I needed to remind me that God is there with me in all of my messes. THANK YOU MARY KATHERINE BACKSTROM.

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ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL

Such relatable stories with purpose and encouragement. Hilarious in some parts, heartfelt in most parts… So happy I listened to it but I’m still going to buy it in print!

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  • 05-12-22

Honest glorious emotional rollercoaster relatable

Heartfelt gratitude for this masterpiece, especially that MK narrated it for the dyslexic HHM-tribe! LOVED IT!

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  • 10-16-21

disappointed

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would not recommend- I only read after audio recommending me it

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  • 11-09-21

Imperfectly perfect

MK, THANK YOU! For being imperfectly YOU and for reminding me that I'm OK.

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