Thriving stand-up comic and actress Yvonne Orji—best known as Issa Rae's BFF on the HBO series, Insecure—shares the secrets to living the life of your dreams.
Yvonne Orji has never shied away from being unapologetically herself, and that includes being outspoken about her faith. Known for interpreting Biblical stories and metaphors to fit current times, her humorous and accessible approach to faith leaves even non-believers inspired and wanting more.
The way Yvonne sees it, God is a Sovereign Prankster, punking folks long before Ashton Kutcher made it cool. When she meditates on her own life—complete with unforeseen blessings and unanticipated roadblocks—she realizes it’s one big testimony to how God tricked her into living out her wildest dreams. And she wants us to join in on getting bamboozled. This is not a Self-Help book—it’s a Get Yours book!
In Bamboozled by Jesus, a frank and fresh advice book, Orji takes readers on a journey through twenty-five life lessons, gleaned from her own experiences and her favorite source of inspiration: the Bible. But this ain’t your mama’s Bible study. Yvonne infuses wit and heart in sharing pointers like why the way up is sometimes down, and how fear is synonymous to food poisoning. Her joyful, confident approach to God will inspire everyone to catapult themselves out of the mundane and into the magnificent.
With bold authenticity and practical relatability, Orji is exactly the kind of cultural leader we need in these chaotic times. And her journey through being Bamboozled by Jesus paints a powerful picture of what it means to say “yes” to a life you never could’ve imagined—if it wasn’t your own.
It has been a long time since I have finished a book cover to cover. Her writing was natural and honest. I felt very inspired by her words and her faith in God. She helped me realized through her own life experiences that maybe God has been telling me which direction to go, I just keep ignoring it, and by ignoring it I’m saying (without saying) that I know better than God. Wow!!! Many great realizations I discovered in reading this book.
I didn’t want it to end!
Every time I picked up this book to read it had a word for me. Every time. I’ll probably continue to read like a chapter a day like a devotional because it’s just so full of actionable inspiration and the faith boost I need as I continue to go after my dreams. I’ll probably also get a physical copy because it’s one of those books you need to write in and take notes from because it sparks so much in your soul. I’m so thankful for this book and to Yvonne for writing it. 10/10 recommend to anyone seeking to rise to their highest and best self and see their dreams become reality.
Thank you Yvonne