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The Mary Marantz Show

Sep 14, 2020

Have you ever felt broken or disqualified from the muddy scars that leave smudged fingerprints across your life? Maybe you walk around feeling as if your scars are on constant display. If you can relate, this one-of-a-kind episode will speak straight to your heart!

Today Mary is joined by none other than the man, the myth, the logger, the legend- Mary’s very own dad, JR Bess. Mary and her dad sit down and dive deep into Mary’s debut book, Dirt: Growing Strong Roots In What Makes The Beautiful Broken. From growing up in a single-wide trailer in the mountains of rural West Virginia to the halls of Yale Law School, Mary Marantz’s highly anticipated memoir is one of remembering our roots while turning our faces to the sky.

In today’s episode, Mary and JR talk about the generations of their family that lived and logged in the hauntingly treacherous woods of West Virginia, risking life for limb just to barely scrape by; the two recall JR’s decision to make sure that Mary’s life turned out differently even though this father/ daughter duo grew up up in the same place, went to the same Sunday school, and started in the same elementary school; and, dive deep into how these very struggles became the redemption song God used to write a life for Mary that she never dreamed of.

After listening, you will know what it looks like to love a place that you call home while also being unafraid to reach for the sky; be encouraged that God does his best work in the muddy, messy, and broken parts of our lives; and, be inspired to chase your dreams no matter what your circumstances.

If you are ready to own the muddy parts of your story, you will not want to miss this raw, vulnerable, and perspective-shifting episode.

Go snag your copy of the book!