Finding Deep and Wide

Finding Deep and Wide

Stop Settling for the Life You Have and Live the One Jesus Died to Give You

Shellie Rushing Tomlinson


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Stop settling for the life you have and live the one Jesus died to give you.

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  • Does your relationship with God feel distant and unfulfilled?
  • Are you exhausted by dutifully checking off a spiritual to-do list?
  • Do you yearn for a more satisfying and joyful walk with Christ that feels less like hard work?

Along comes a book daring us not to settle for anything less than what the Bible promises. Let Shellie Rushing Tomlinson illuminate a path that leads you away from formulaic, duty-bound Christianity toward a deep and wide life spent joyfully surrendered to Jesus.

With her signature Southern warmth and humor and poignant storytelling, Shellie retells familiar Bible stories and recasts them in a grace-filled way that will help you see the life Jesus offers you so freely. Her honest, heartfelt, and often hilarious stories of family life in Louisiana reveal Shellie’s own journey from being a rule-following Christian to discovering “the joy of dying to all that trying.” In Finding Deep and Wide, Shellie invites you to stop trying to please God, and be beautifully transformed by Him instead.

Ideal for individual and group study, Finding Deep and Wide includes questions for reflection and growth at the end of each chapter.


Shellie Rushing Tomlinson:
I'm a farmer's wife and totally besotted grandmother of half a dozen beautiful grandchildren I fondly call The Super Six. I fell in love with storytelling as a child when my paternal grandmother regaled us with stories of what it was like to come to Louisiana from the hills of Appalachia and set up house in a tent with a dirt floor. On the other side of the family tree, my maternal grandfather, a people-loving preacher, was known for using humor to draw his listeners to Jesus. It's safe to say the two of them marked me. Whether in my books, speaking before audiences, or dropping a segment on my podcast, I love nothing more than helping hungry hearts feast on Jesus through humor and storytelling. Look for The Story Table podcast wherever you listen to your favorites, and come visit me at