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

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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Melissa Melgar
    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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • Taylor
    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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Connie Saunders
    This book isn't always easy to read but it relates a story that is sadly more prevalent than we know. Author Carolanne Miljavac is very open about the trauma that she suffered as a child and she is honest in the ways that she chose to overcome these abuses. I was so moved by the sexual advances that she was forced to endure and I grieved for the young girl who thought of herself as a victim. She suffered an identity crisis and at nine years old, ...
  • 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...
  • Kelli Coady
    Broken and drowning with the chains of life, Carolanne makes the decision to let go of everything. She decides to break the chains that have been robbing her of feeling good enough, of feeling worthy enough, and of feeling Oddly Enough. In this very raw and sometimes emotional but beautiful testimony, we witness the beauty of being oddly enough! We sometimes get lost on our path throughout life and often times feel alone, but He is always there! ...
  • Brandi Thomas
    Thanks to Barnes & Noble, I received my book a day earlier than I expected. I literally read this whole book, today! I didn’t want to put it down. The author pulled me in with her writing. This reading was raw and the author truly puts so much of herself out there for her audience. She is so real and laid so much truth on me throughout my reading. I cried, laughed and my heart even ached a bit. She hit very close to home with a few scenarios in...
  • Henk-Jan van der Klis
    The evil one, Satan, hates the potential and redemption of those more powerful than he'll ever be. The misfits. The oddballs. The unqualified. The ones called to defy the standards of the world and stand in his way. You can't blend in with the world when you're not the average girl. You are a child of the King with an ability to overcome your feelings. Welcome to Odd(ly) Enough - Standing Out When the World Begs You To Fit In, in which Carolann...
  • Jessica Adelman
    CA's (Carolanne Miljavac) has done a beautiful job with this book. As I began to read chapter one, it seemed as she was speaking to me directly. It is honestly not what I expected. It was so much more! It was honest, raw, real, and easy to place yourself in her shoes. As many of us women (young and older) go through life we often feel there is no way anyone can relate to our own experiences. Even if they have, they're not going to be honest about...
  • Kara
    This book, what can I honestly say, the author, Carolanne Miljavac, puts into words what I have felt my whole life. Her vulnerability in this book has been so helpful to my own self needs. I learned from this book, that no matter what happens in life, it will not define me. If you’ve ever dealt with not feeling like your enough this book will show you why you are enough, and how to make you feel like you are enough. As a side note, I did get a ...
  • Pam Mooney
    A beautiful story of faith and redemption! Inspirational. What I loved most about this book is I felt like I was having lunch with a friend and visiting rather than reading a book. An uplifting book that while it addresses some unhappy experiences - somehow it is okay because of the author's faith and what she took away from these experiences. I love that she has found her calling to live for God and share scripture and her journey with others. T...
  • 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...
  • B
    This book should be read by everyone especially ones looking to feel better about being themselves and their growing relationship with the Lord! The author describes many of her personal life experiences while explaining how she was able to find her Faith and keep grounded in that Faith even through all the troubled waters. There are so many thought provoking messages in this book that it would be hard for one to read it and not reflect on their ...
  • Katie Haines
    “You cannot make beautiful from ashes without a fire.” Carolanne’s book has spoke to my soul, I am not a huge reader but I haven’t been able to put this book down! Her words are both written beautifully and speak truth to my life. She has really hit it out of the park with this book. When Carolanne talks about how are struggles can give us something beautiful if we let them, and that they serve a purpose in molding our characters it hit m...
  • Amber Johnson
    Oddly Enough gives us an honest, funny, heartwarming look into the life of one of our favorites, Carolanne Miljavic. I fell in love with watching her videos online, but was not prepared for the journey she could take me on with her words. I have been blessed to to receive the first few chapters from the Publisher and can't stop spreading the word about this book. While reading you will think about your friends and family members that may also be ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Jessica Gain
    This book will make you laugh, cry, think, relate, question and grow and most of the time all at once. Carolanne does an awesome job at being honest and vulnerable in sharing her story. She doesn’t write from a place of “I’ve been through this and therefore am better than you” attitude. She acknowledges that she’s learning and growing in her faith all the time and is writing to be an encouragement to others in their faith journey. I rec...
  • Kristina
    Carolanne is so inspirational in this bold profession of life, love, loss, and finding the joy of the Lord; allowing Him to use her life to influence everyone willing to share her journey! This book is simply relatable to anyone who has found truth in "beauty from ashes", and her experience with losing her niece to childhood cancer will make you weep, even moreso if you've ever lost a loved one to cancer. I can't wait to finish this book and see ...