Review: Anchored In by Micah Maddox

Anchored In: Experience a Power-Full Life in a Problem-Filled World

I have learned so much from my friend Micah Maddox. I’m thrilled that her first book, Anchored In, is releasing this week!

A few years ago, I watched a video on the Proverbs 31 Ministries website, and I saw Micah give a short testimony about attending the She Speaks conference. Her gentle voice and humility drew me in, so I googled her name and found her blog. I spent the next half-hour trolling her website, thinking, “This woman gets me.” 

Micah is a child of divorce, and so am I. She has also struggled with seasons of depression. Yet her love for Jesus and her solid faith shine through her words.

I’m honored to serve on the launch team for Anchored In. This book is Micah’s heart. Through scenes from her personal struggles, she shares how Jesus has been her anchor in each storm. She writes with transparency, and she doesn’t shy away from sharing hard truths. Her words uplift and encourage.

If you are going through a hard season, Anchored In will ground you. You will feel less lonely in your season of struggle, because you know someone like Micah has been there before. More importantly, you will learn how God is anchoring you by standing strong and secure under the waves.

I’m going through a few trials right now, and this book has reminded me that God is with me in my storms. He has a plan for me even when I’m suffering and he’s holding me close even when I feel unsure and alone.

A sampling of quotes from Anchored In:

  • Time doesn’t heal all wounds; Jesus does.
  • He binds up our wounds one by one and helps us understand the only way to live is anchored in His power.
  • I can press into the depth of abandonment, I can run from it, or I can call on God.
  • When your soul is consumed with heartache, there’s no way to overcome it without God’s power and presence.
  • When we remember the power we are anchored to, even in the deep places of our past, we will begin to experience God for who He really is–the anchor of everything we are.
  • A focused heart brings simplicity and satisfaction to life. A divided heart brings discouragement.

Even if you’ve been a fan of Micah for a long time (like me), you’ll discover new truths and find new hope in Anchored In. If you or a friend are going through a tough time, this book will encourage you and strengthen your faith. 

More links for staying anchored

Want a bit more from both Micah and me? Read my recent guest post, Hope In Hard Times, on Micah’s site, and then read her guest interview that was featured on my blog last year. Micah is an inspiration for me, and I hope you find inspiration from her too!


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  • I really enjoyed reading Micah’s new book too!

    • Sarah Geringer

      Being on her launch team has been so much fun!

  • Love the quotes you chose to share! I haven’t read her book, but it looks like I might need to!

    • Sarah Geringer

      This is only a sampling of all the wonderful quotes. It’s a powerful read. Thanks for visiting!

  • I love Micah’s blog — and appreciate her heart — so I know I’d love her book as well. Thanks for this heads up, Sarah.

    • Sarah Geringer

      It’s a tender, poignant story that captures Micah’s voice and heart perfectly. You’ll love it!

  • Sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for sharing.

  • This is a book I know I would love reading, Sarah! I love your story of connecting with Micah. She shares such beautiful hope ♥

    Blessings and smiles,

    • Sarah Geringer

      Hi Lori–It’s a wonderful book, and you’ll love it! Blessings to you too, friend!