Books and e-books

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Tanya Marlow is the author of:

  1. Those Who Wait: Finding God in Disappointment, Doubt and Delay (Out October 2017),
  2. Coming Back to God When you Feel Empty (which you can get for FREE),

She is also a contributor to Soul Bareed Cara Sexton (IVP 2016).


Those Who Wait:

Finding God in Disappointment, Doubt and Delay

“I cling to the words, but sometimes I feel as if my whole life has been a long wandering, a long hunger that hasn’t yet been satisfied.” – Sarah’s Story
Everyone is waiting for something – whether it’s a bus, spouse, job, or better health. Perhaps it’s more nebulous like waiting to belong, feel respected and loved, or to discover your life’s purpose. Whether long or short, waiting is an uncomfortable, in-between place that Christians often try to pretend is more fun than it actually is.
The Bible is more honest than we are: we forget that Bible characters were human, too. In gripping and engaging stories, we get under the skin of four Bible characters who wrestled with waiting: Sarah, Isaiah, John the Baptist and Mary.
Entering into their lives, you encounter empathy and encouragement for life in limbo. Rather than deny the struggle, we reset our perspective as we consider the longest wait of the world: Christ’s coming, and Christ’s return. Above all, even in the midst of our frustrated longings, we meet with God and find grace and purpose.
With reflective questions, Bible studies and creative exercises, this book is perfect for personal devotion or group discussion.



Soul Bare – ed Cara Sexton (IVP, 2016)

Tanya Marlow has contributed a chapter to Soul Bare, a powerful and beautiful collection of true stories, alongside Sarah Bessey, Seth Haines, Holley Gerth, Emily P Freeman, Dan King and many more.

Soul Bare is for anyone who has struggled with disappointment and hard times, and is looking for honest stories of vulnerability and authenticity.

“I held my breath, I cried, I shuddered, I whispered prayers, I ached. Most of all, I fell more deeply in love with Jesus through these words and stories. I can’t help but think how wide and deep and long this love is that finds us all so broken and yet so beautiful.”

—Idelette McVicker, founder and editor-in-chief, SheLoves Magazine

You can buy Soul Bare from your local Christian bookshop or online from Wordery (UK) or For more information on Soul Bare click here. 


Coming Back to God When You Feel Empty - Book CoverComing Back to God When You Feel Empty

Tanya Marlow (Createspace, 2015)

How do you find a path back to faith when you’re feeling empty, dreaming about the life you wish you’d had?

The biblical book of Ruth is a story of disappointment followed by restoration; wandering and then homecoming. In Coming Back to God When You Feel Empty, Tanya Marlow gently interweaves her own story of loss with Ruth’s story, getting under the skin of the characters, and bringing the biblical book to life.

“Intensely honest yet wonderfully gentle… I recommend this little book to anyone who has ever doubted God, anyone who has been angry with him, anyone mired in exhaustion and despair – in short, anyone who is a Christian.”

– Dr Ros Clarke, author and Online Pastor for Diocese of Lichfield

At just 50 pages, it is a short read for busy people, and there are creative exercises and questions for reflection at the end of each chapter, making it ideal for personal study or group discussion.

You can buy it in paperback  from for £3.99 or $5.50 from or get it as an e-book FREE when you sign up to my newsletter updates. For more details and FAQs click here. 
Coming Back to God When You Feel Empty - Book Cover

Coming Back to God When You Feel Empty:
Whispers of Restoration From the Book of Ruth
E-book 2015

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24 Responses to Books and e-books

  1. Michele Ayton 24th January, 2015 at 6:05 pm #

    I cant wait to read your book ???? Tanya. How exciting. My niece is an author. The ling hard journey of trials, pain & sorrow have produced a harvest of inspiration to all who will read your amazing testimony & story.
    You deserve recognition for your Blog alone which I read. Thankyou for your bravery & for never giving up the fight. God has honoured you with giving you your hearts desire to have your book ???? published.
    With much love & pride
    Aunty Michele & Uncle Tony & family ????
    ???? ?

    • Tanya 28th January, 2015 at 12:38 pm #

      Thank you so much for cheering me on! I really appreciate your encouragement. 🙂

  2. Karmen White 20th January, 2015 at 4:40 pm #

    Check you Mrs Marlow! Your own book! ON MY KINDLE!

    • Tanya 22nd January, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

      that is all kinds of AWESOME!

  3. Janice 18th January, 2015 at 12:59 am #

    Tanya! This is so exciting! I’ve been terrible about commenting lately, but I’m super excited to read your book. Off to put in on my kindle NOW! 🙂

    • Tanya 20th January, 2015 at 4:30 pm #

      It makes me SO happy to know my book is on your kindle!

  4. Holly 17th January, 2015 at 5:12 pm #

    I am so excited for you! I look forward to reading this book. Thank you for making it available in this way!

    • Tanya 20th January, 2015 at 4:29 pm #

      Thank you for cheering for me!! I’m excited, too.

  5. Joanna 16th January, 2015 at 9:38 am #

    I hope I managed to sign up. Got a strange message and no confirmation that I had. Let me know if I need to do anything else.

    • Tanya 16th January, 2015 at 10:35 am #

      We’re having a bit of trouble with the sign up boxes which have orange buttons at the moment. (The one at the bottom of the page with the grey ‘submit’ button seems to work fine, for some mysterious reason).

      This means that when you put your email in, it accepts it, but doesn’t confirm it on screen, and then if you do it again, it tells you you’ve done it too many times. BUT. You should still get an email asking you to confirm that you’ve subscribed, which means it has worked. Have you got that email? Let me know if not.

      In the meanwhile, I have James Cooper, my web guy on the case, and hopefully it will be fixed in two shakes of a lamb’s tail. Thanks for alerting me to this.

      • Joanna 16th January, 2015 at 10:49 am #

        It’s fine! Your book is on my Kindle. 🙂 x

        • Tanya 16th January, 2015 at 12:03 pm #

          That sentence makes me so happy

      • Tanya 16th January, 2015 at 12:03 pm #

        Should be all fixed now!


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