Odd(ly) Enough by Carolanne Miljavac

Odd(ly) Enough

Humorous. Authentic. Relatable.That's Carolanne Miljavac in a nutshell. And those qualities are just what her nearly half a million social media followers adore about her. Her Odd(ly) Enough is a message that your heart needs to hear: It's time to embrace the "you" God made you to be. Tune out the naysayers of the world and jump into His loving arms. He'll walk alongside you as you passionately pursue your God-given purpose. With chapters like ...

Details Odd(ly) Enough

TitleOdd(ly) Enough
Release DateNov 1st, 2018
PublisherShiloh Run Press
GenreNonfiction, Christian, Inspirational

Reviews Odd(ly) Enough

  • Bethany
    “How could you ever know just how strong you are if your strength has never been tested?” This is just one of many thought provoking questions that Carolanne Miljavac challenges her readers with in her new book, Oddly Enough. She is honest, sharing many personal stories and situations from her life, and how God helped her to not only deal with the situations, but use them for good and for personal growth. I enjoyed her style of writing, as it...
  • Sarah
    Carolanne writes about the freedom she has found in Christ. From an authentic perspective, as a reader we get the glimpse into how God has wired Carolanne and how He has restored her from a difficult past. This book gives hope to any reader who has struggled to find freedom. From giving up control, to all the allowing the Lord to take control, Carolanne knows what it's like to spend time daily in the presence of God. When we grow for ourselves, w...
  • Cassie
    Brutally honest and moving. Hilarious and raw. I can’t imagine anyone reading this and not relating to at least one story in this book. We all have a past, secrets, insecurities and Carolanne talks openly about dealing with hers and shares how she’s learned to cope and thrive in this short and precious life we’ve been given. It’s full of hard truths that I know we probably all connect to. This book is most definitely worth your time! #Odd...
  • Taylor Burgee
    I loved this book, I could hear Carolannes southern accent ringing through every page:). This book made me really think about a lot of things, especially about being a good example, as a christian, I know I should always set a good example, but I know I fall short in this area sometimes, But thanks to Carolanne, I am going to try to work on that.I won this book form a Goodreads giveaway.
  • Tara Mays
    This book is amazing it is about how God spoke to Carolann and she said yes right then and there also it is about when your life gets so hard that u can barely keep going u give it all to God
  • Stephanie Keefe
    Ok, so #Oddly Enough in my humble opinion is odd(ly) enough a sharable book for the masses. And when I say masses I mean (and with no discriminatory innuendo) a must read for EVERY woman in any season of life. Carolanne (Aka CA) Miljavac has delivered her life story on paper for all to hear. Stories of grief, bullying, molestation and “white trailer trash,” sprinkled with humor in order for her to “get er done” I reckon must have been exh...
  • Jessica
    This book is absolutely heartwarming! This emotional yet loving read is what God has called us to do, Testify to what he has done in our lives. Turning what we see as ugly and horrible into beauty. Carolanne's selflessness and vulnerability in this book is one to be admired, she is not afraid to tell all as she loves people and just wants them to know that God loves them, and YOU can get through this! I definitely cried and laughed while reading ...
  • Lisa Collins
    You must READ THIS BOOK!! This book is a beautiful blend of hard, heartfelt truth & humor. Carolanne boldly shares her story of heartbreak, and hardship while giving hope, and freedom. She invites the reader to see the most broken pieces of our lives in a new and purposeful way. Her raw authenticity gives you a friend and a safe place to face your own struggles. I recommend this book to anyone who has experienced loss, or hurts, so basically the ...
  • Melissa
    So I just finished CA’s book, Odd(ly) Enough... which I just bought legiterally YESTERDAY... Oh. My. Gosh. I seriously couldn’t put it down. This girl had so much to say and she said all of it straight to my heart. I went through probably half a box of tissues, there was a whole lot of head nodding in agreement and laughing out loud all throughout this book. I absolutely loved it. And let me tell you, I squealed like a fan girl when she menti...
  • Norrine
    Enjoyable book. I found the middle a little preachy but I love the point of the book. You are not defined by your circumstances, changes can be made, it is up to you.
  • Patricia Pate
    Carolanne Miljavac knows how to keep a person's attention. I fell in love with Carolanne as she told about growing up in Alabama. She described her life in ways that made me want to reach through the pages of the book and give her a great big hug. This book takes you through all the emotions. I laughed, I cried, I got angry, and I loved. Carolanne lays it all out there for the reader. The good, the bad, and the ugly, but does it in a way that kee...
  • Ann-Marie
    Say, Amen!Oh, no! A Jesus book. Oh, yes! Carolanne Miljavac has a way of telling God's truth that makes sense, and will have all you moms and young women out there nodding your heads and shouting, "Sing it, sister!" We are all goofy, flawed and wonderful, just the way He made us.I This book was not what I thought I was getting, but it was one of the best books I have ever picked up by mistake. I received this book free in exchange for an honest r...
  • Lynda Edwards
    I sometimes select a book based on author, other times the title may catch me, and sometimes, yes, I judge strictly by the cover. This time, however, I chose to read this book based on its subtitle. That may seem strange, but when you have teen and preteen girls in your life and they daily experience the pressure to fit in, this book called to me as a potential resource. Oddly Enough, I had not heard of Carolanne Miljavac until now. But I really ...
  • Mary Thomas
    I received a few chapters in advance from the publisher for the purpose of giving my honest review, so.. here it is. What I loved most about this book is how honest and real the author is. She opens herself up to the reader and shows all of who she is – her flaws and mistakes laid bare. She is a real person just like you and I. Miljavac shares her joys, pain, and struggles in life and the effect they had on her faith in God. She takes you on a ...
  • Emma
    Odd(ly) Enough:by Carolanne Miljavac Standing Out When the World Begs You To Fit InHumorous. Authentic. Relatable.That's Carolanne Miljavac in a nutshell.And those qualities are just what her nearly half a million social media followers adore about her. Her Odd(ly) Enough is a message that your heart needs to hear: It's time to embrace the "you" God made you to be. Tune out the naysayers of the world and jump into His loving arms. He'll walk alon...
  • Leslie M.
    This book really wasn’t what I was expecting. However, there were some useful points and thought-provoking questions that may challenge the reader. The author shares a number of personal stories. Some are difficult to read, as they address topics such as poverty, sexual abuse, and insecurities. The author goes on to show how she found freedom in Christ, and she encourages the reader to do the same. Some parts felt a bit preachy. The book, overa...
  • Jaime Burpo
    Odd(ly) Enough is the most inspiring book I have read in a long time. CA is so transparent and honest and it is so refreshing to read. You can feel her pain and her joy, she truly captivates you with every word. I cried with her and for her!! I love that she allows us into her family and shares how God changed her even through the dark times. I can’t express how much I am enjoying this book and can’t wait to finish it. I look forward to more ...
  • Kelli Coady
    This book has touched my heart in so many positive ways! The number one way, is how she opens up about her relationship with God especially before she really pursued her true calling in life. I too have found myself living in the same frame of life with chains and unhappiness. Her testimony and the beauty she found in her ashes has made a huge impact on my life and the chains that I once had too! Thanks to all of the powerful devotion in this boo...
  • Sarah
    Prior to reading this book, I had never heard of Carolanne Miljavac, but now I will be checking out her website. “Odd(ly) Enough” is categorized in the spiritual growth section, but it’s so much more than that. Part memoir, part call to action, it is Christian nonfiction but appropriate for anyone looking for that something more out of life, knowing that they need to make a change even if they’re fighting it. Rife with spiritual truths an...
  • Lorissa Rivers
    The expression, “I couldn’t put the book down” rang true for me while reading Odd(ly) Enough. The author, Carolanne Miljavac, demonstrates true courage when sharing her struggles in life in which many of us can relate to. She writes in a way that draws the reader into her experiences allowing you to feel her raw emotion sentence by sentence and paragraph by paragraph. This is a book written with nothing but true authenticity. For anyone who...
  • Tiffany Vano
    What makes this book different from all others? Well, I don't know really. I don't read very much. I am much more of a audio book type of person. This book drew me in from the introduction all the way to the end. I read the entire thing within a day. If I am reading, and not putting the book down, you know its good because like I said, I don't read. Like Ever! I had to make myself slow down and re-read things because it was so good! Carolanne Mil...
  • Chelsea Lange
    I was introduced to Carolanne Miljavac when I had seen a video shared on Facebook. I found her bubbly, charismatic personality and sense of humor delightfully refreshing. So when I learned she was releasing a book, I knew I had to get my hands on it.Carolanne Miljavac opens up by sharing her heart and testimony with complete transparency. She guided me through her story, describing struggles with growing up underprivileged, experiencing traumas s...
  • Teresa Stephens
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading Carolanne Miljavak's book, 'Odd(ly) Enough'. It is truly a story I could relate to and one I needed to hear. There's so many books out there that are geared toward self-help, self-care, grief, forgiveness, etc., many in the name of Christianity. However, most don't really get down to the nitty-gritty, raw ugliness of what sin looks like in our life before we accept Christ into our heart. Whether it's sin we've committ...
  • Barbara
    I absolutely LOVE this book. I have not read many books that have touched my soul and speak to me like this one has. There is so much that the author writes about that I can relate to, and I seriously couldn’t stop reading it. I laughed and cried many times. I felt like she was speaking to my soul. Within the last year I had started to rebuild my relationship with God, and while reading this book I feel as though my relationship has strengthene...
  • Ashley Lipscomb
    Wow. This book takes you thru every emotion, happy, sad, joyful, and best of all inspired! A life full of ups and downs that led the author to redemption and right into the arms of God. I could not put this book down, the authors journey thru her life is so relatable and her dedication to her called purpose is simply amazing. A story that will inspire any one and ensure you that you are Oddly Enough.
  • Melissa Barriger
    The author is down to earth and real and she speaks to the heart! She had me both laughing and crying. I am not a writer, but Carolanne has proven that no matter what your circumstances have been or are, if you are supposed to do something you can. She definitely has with this book.This is one of those special books that I keep recommending to my family and friends. I have purchased several copies to give to some of them as gifts.
  • Leah
    Writing is very real, as if you're just sitting there talking to her. I like that, I find it resonates with people more. And, she's funny!Overall, it's about overcoming, redemption.. seeking out the calling God has for you. I highlighted several areas in the book that spoke to me. My favorites are:"You can't trade ashes for beauty if you've never been burned.""If God tells me I can, I can. Period."
  • Suzanne
    This book hit me straight in the heart. The author speaks honestly and from a place of pure love. She puts her self out there for the world to see. She speaks to those who have lived through sexual abuse, poverty, loss, or those who have lost their trust in god because of what life as thrown at them.Along with the seriousness of her life experiences she keeps her humor throughout the pages. This book will have you laughing and crying, but most im...
  • Christina Bray
    I could have read this book so much faster had I not stopped to highlight every other line. I have laughed until my stomach hurt and wiped tears from my eyes. The author is so honest and true it makes her words so easy to read and love. Trust me you won’t regret the time or the money spent. I did receive a few chapters in advance from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.