Rediscover the Freedom of Fun
by Jill Baughan
Born to Be Wild is a delightful story-driven invitation to hop onto your “inner Harley” and live life as an adventure instead of a dreaded succession of midlife responsibilities and losses. Jill Baughan uses bite-size chapters that include wonder-filled stories, humor, and relevant Scripture to take us on such an adventure. The chapters are organized chronologically according to the stages of life, with stories that relate to childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, midlife, and old age. Baughan emphasizes that great joy and deep sorrow can walk hand in hand in a life in which an intimate relationship with God is the first priority. Each chapter has “takeaways,” making this book suitable for use as a focus book for a weekend retreat or a five-week group study.
Item #: N074131
Category: Christian Living, Practical Life, Women
Size: 5.5 X 8.5 Inches
Page Count: 208
Pack Qty: 36
About the Author
Born into a close-knit family in the idyllic town of Bluffton, Indiana, Jill Baughan has grappled with a series of painful experiences, ranging from her father’s early death to her own infertility. These hurts have changed her, but her innate wildness remains unshaken. “Even when part of me mourns what’s lost and trembles at what’s to come, I still want to hop on a Harley, swing like Tarzan from a vine, and toilet paper the preacher’s house.”
Baughan believes that too many women have let life’s hurts overwhelm their sense of fun, and she, no stranger to pain herself, wrote Born to Be Wild to help them rediscover it.
Jill Baughan is English instructor at Virginia Commonwealth University. She also serves on the worship ministry team at Cool Spring Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia. She has been married to Ben since 1976, and they have a daughter, Jamie, who came after the couple struggled many years with infertility.