Shaky Ground

What to Do After the Bottom Drops Out

Traci Rhoades

Jul/2022, 208 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9781640655591



New ways to heal the spirit during the most challenging times.

Traci Rhoades, author of Not All Who Wander (Spiritually) Are Lost, continues to find profound beauty and endless insights in her spiritual wanderings among church traditions. In this new book, Rhoades encourages readers to explore practices – some ancient and others unconventional – that offer solace for those times when ‘the bottom drops out.’

Sharing what she’s learned about God, Rhoades shakes off the limits of denominational boundaries, making this book particularly valuable for younger Christians or those who are longing to take a deeper dive into their faith.

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Traci Rhoades is a writer and Bible teacher. She is the author of Not All Who Wander (Spiritually) Are Lost. Connect with her online at or @tracesoffaith on twitter. She lives near Grand Rapids, Michigan.

"Rhoades’s book is refreshing in that instead of writing decisively from a certain church corner, she reminds us that, for those of us who follow Christ and believe in him for salvation from sins, we are all part of the Church."—Englewood Review of Books

"Traci Rhoades's Shaky Ground acknowledges the uncomfortable place we Christians find ourselves in in the modern world and how the timeless love of God applies today more than ever. Traci weaves hope in her words and a vision of a future for the church as it’s always existed: in the uncomfortable places where people seek meaning, understanding, and purpose, even in the middle of the most uncomfortable places of life."
—Anna Fitch Courie, author of the Christ Walk series

“Traci points out fresh facets of her ever-growing faith, practices, and disciplines different from those she learned as a child. Her discoveries have not taken the place of her childhood faith but beautifully enhanced and strengthened it.”
—John Blase, poet, and author of Know When to Hold ‘Em: The High Stakes Game of Fatherhood

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  • prayer
  • spiritual practice
  • hard times
  • difficulty

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