American author, Kelly Corrigan, is set to launch the release of her book, Tell Me More, on April 30th, 2019 in bookstores nationwide and online.
Tell Me More is a nonfiction piece full of themes, such as humility and forgiveness. It teaches on the importance of setting boundaries and learning when to say, “no,” to self and others. Corrigan’s family, friends and faith in God have inspired Corrigan to write this book.
“I would say that [Tell Me More] is a collection of stories that illustrate the kinds of things that happened in my family life and what people can learn from it,” Corrigan tells Atlanta Christian Voice.
One of the reasons that Corrigan was inspired to write, Tell Me More, was of the impact that her relationship with her father had on her life.
Shortly before Corrigan began to write, Tell Me More, she and her father were diagnosed with cancer. One of the chapters of this book highlights the forgiveness of Christ that she demonstrates towards her father, leading to reconciliation and restoration in their relationship.
“I was writing a newspaper column and was diagnosed with cancer,” Corrigan tells Atlanta Christian Voice. “My father modeled forgiveness for me when he forgave me. I definitely think that part of forgiveness is that after you receive it, you have to forgive as well.”
“I definitely think that part of forgiveness is that after you receive it, you have to forgive as well,” Corrigan tells Atlanta Christian Voice.
One of the chapters of the book, I Was Wrong, elaborates on Corrigan’s relationship with her grandmother and how she had to take a leap of faith in order to repair the relationship at the same time that she forgave her father.
Before making amends with her grandmother, Corrigan describes the guilt and shame that she felt. She explains how she had to overcome the fear of seeing her grandmother and step out on faith to see her.”
“In another chapter, I Was Wrong, I talk about going to visit my grandmother,” Corrigan tells Atlanta Christian Voice. “I was afraid to let my fears stop me from seeing her. I was so ashamed and full of regret and I had to make amends with my father.”
Learning to set boundaries and say, “no,” was a huge part of Corrigan’s parenting as she set boundaries with her children during their adolescent years. Corrigan can relate to the way that her own children felt, as adolescents, as she set boundaries with them because of what life was with her when she was an adolescent as her mother set boundaries with her.
“I think that one of the biggest differences between me and my mother is that I find it difficult when to say, ‘no,’ and am so empathetic to what life was like as a teenager,” Corrigan tells Atlanta Christian Voice. “I think this temptation is to give things to [my children]. Saying, ‘no,’ is a huge part of good parenting and is an essential part on being a good parent.”
“Saying, ‘no,’ is a huge part of good parenting and is an essential part on being a good parent,” Corrigan tells Atlanta Christian Voice.
Throughout Tell Me More, Corrigan greatly emphasizes the impact that her family had on her faith in God as well as Catholicism.
“I was raised Catholic and so my parents and me went to church every day,” Corrigan tells Atlanta Christian Voice. “I’m super-grounded in my childhood and in my identity as a Catholic. I saw the tremendous comfort in [my parents’] relationship to the church.”
Join Corrigan and American Christian author, Jen Hatmaker, at the Tell Me More Tour that will be at the GWCC Sidney Marcus Auditorium on May 16th, 2019 at 7:00 pm. Visit www.tellmemoretour.com for more information and ticket purchases for this special event. Special guest and comedian, John Christ, will be present at this event.