About My First Book

If you would like to read more about how to live out your faith in the thick of real life, you might enjoy my book, REALITY CHECK, A Survival Manual for Christians in the Workplace.

While the title implies it is for those toiling in the marketplace, the content is applicable to people in any walk of life. The short 52 chapters deal with everything from ambition to unforgiveness, worry, sexual temptation, and more. It’s written in a breezy style, full of real-life anecdotes and personal experiences.

Available through Amazon.

Here are a few comments from readers:

“This practical, real-life guide to the Christian life will encourage you, prod you, and inspire you in your spiritual journey. Thanks, Verla, for your no-holds-barred challenge to live life as God intended.”  (Lee Strobel, The Case for Christ and The Case for Faith)

“Verla presents a no-nonsense, in-your-face approach to living your Christian faith when faced with the challenges of today’s environment. Verla uses humor and real-life examples to lead you through a reality check of your own life. Prepare to be challenged and encouraged.” (Bob Buford, author, Halftime and Stuck in Halftime; founder of FaithWorks)

Verla is a passionate storyteller, who can still keep you focused on the subject; a tenacious, results-oriented thinker, who writes with unusual sensitivity; a seasoned businessperson who continues to hear the mystical voice of God. Reality Check, with its buoyant wit and zest for heavenly wisdom, absolutely merits your reading and re-evaluation.” (Dr. Bruce McNicol, President, Leadership Catalyst, Inc.; author, Beyond Your Best)

“The wit and wisdom in this book provide a welcome tonic of sanity mixed with timeless scriptural truth. Christians share many common experiences in their spiritual journey. Reality Check clearly points out not only the road hazards but also how our relationship with God calls us away from comfort and toward commitment.” (Timothy C. Morgan, former Deputy Managing Editor, Christianity Today)

“With understanding, empathy, and convincing transparency, Verla brings her experience in the media world to address our own heart issues. REALITY CHECK is deeply spiritual and nakedly real. I highly recommend it.” (Dr. Stacy Rinehard, CEO, MentorLink.org)

Reality Check does not skirt around the issues or use lofty language, but goes straight to the heart of the matter, with writing and illustrations that bring the principles front an center.” (Don Stephens, President/CEO, Mercy Ships Intl.)

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