Julie K. Rhodes has been called the “Midge Maisel of Evangelicalism” by The Dallas Morning News for her debut memoir, “Chronic Grace: Prayers, Saints, and Thorns That Stay.”
Once a “non-dramatic” running mother who aspired to keep her acting career afloat and her kids educated during the pandemic, Julie was soon thrown into a perplexing struggle with an illness that is still mysterious and stubborn — Long Covid.
A ray of hope appears in the gloom. Julie learns the power of grace — mysterious, elusive, yet the universe’s guiding force — by learning to pray biblically with the Christian saints and mystics of old. With historical figures like Ignatius, Teresa of Avila, and others, Julie strives to comprehend they mystery of grace and how it can heal even the most broken life with these unusual but wise partners — with a good dose of humor thrown in for good measure.
Julie K. Rhodes is also an avid performer in theater, television and film (Juliekrhodes.com).
She lives in Texas with her husband, two teenagers, and pug Eloise “The Eyeballs.”