Saturday, March 7, 2020

Masks and Mountains: The Celebrate Lit Blog Tour and Giveaway of Will the Real Person Please Stand Up?


About the Book

Book:  Will the Real Person Please Stand Up?
Author: Gail Porter
Genre:  Non-Fiction/Personal Growth
Release Date: Oct 1, 2018

Does fear of rejection hold you back from letting people see the real you? Are you tired of hiding?
Gail Porter lived with this kind of fear during her childhood and most of her adult life. When God revealed her bondage to the power of fear, she was set free to come out of hiding and become who He’d created her to be. What she learned grew into a passion to help others experience the same freedom.

Will the Real Person Please Stand Up? offers much-needed hope to those who long to be set free from the fear of rejection and become their authentic selves. In this life-changing book you will read Gail’s own experiences, stories of real people, and input from those in the medical field. Gail walks you through the process of identifying and acknowledging what holds you captive so you can live in freedom rather than in fear.

With God’s help, you can walk out of your self-made prison, break strongholds, and taste the freedom that will allow you to become who God made you to be. Get ready to stand up and say, “This is the real me.”

“Gail teaches her readers how to embrace the present without encumbrances of the past. With practical, action-based steps, we learn to climb mountains with new determination and anticipate our futures with joy.” Jeanne LeMay, author of Dear God I’m Desperate: Women Have Issues, God Has Answers.


Click here to get your copy.

Book Review


When I read the summary of this book, I immediately wanted to sign up for the blog tour. God gave me the blessing of having me read this book, and I was so excited about it and thankful for it. For the past few years, I have struggled with anxiety. I also battle with a fear of loneliness. It hasn’t been easy, and as time has gone on, I have more and more burrowed into a shell, afraid of people seeing the real me. Why? Rejection.

There were several moments in this story that clicked with me. There were times when I had to set the book down and just cry because I related a little too much to what the author was saying and the stories she told.

This book is definitely one that I needed to read. It reminded me that I am not alone, and, more importantly, that God is always with me and wants me to be myself. And that He will help me to be myself when I feel like I can’t be.

I would highly recommend this book. It’s one that is easy to understand and follow, and has many uplifting messages that many of us today need to hear.


I had received a copy of this book as part of the Celebrate Lit Blogging Team and was required to give an honest review. 

About the Author


Gail Porter graduated from Oregon State University and spent fifty years serving with Cru/Campus Crusade for Christ. She is the author of Life through Loss: Facing Your Pain, Finding Your Purpose and two co-written books. Gail lives in Orlando, Florida, where she enjoys ballroom dancing and her favorite role of aunt to her nieces and nephews.

More from Gail

  • Do you hide from others because you’re afraid they won’t like what they discover about you?
  • Are you holding back from walking through God’s open doors because you don’t think you’ll perform well enough?
  • Have you allowed past experiences or personal fears to keep you from becoming the person God intended you to be?
Join me on a journey to escape the bondage of your fear of rejection and experience the freedom to become the Real Person God created you to be.

I spent many years in bondage, subconsciously building walls, designing masks, creating a false identity, and striving for perfection—all attempts to fill my longing for love and acceptance. Through my experience of coming out of hiding, breaking barriers with the help of God, and tasting true freedom, I discovered a passion to help set others free.

You will learn about my journey to freedom in my book, Will the Real Person Please Stand Up? Rising Above the Fear of Rejection. I’ll walk you through the process of identifying and acknowledging what holds you captive, breaking barriers, and taking that first step to freedom.
As you read my personal story, as well as the stories of many others, you will discover how much God wants you to step on the path to freedom. Say yes to God, and let’s travel this road of freedom together! Then we can all stand up and say, “This is the real me!”

Thank you for being part of this blog tour! I’m excited about the way God will change your life as you allow Him to lead you to His path of freedom where you can let go of your fear of rejection, become your authentic self, and experience life fully.

Blog Stops

Artistic Nobody, March 4 (Author Interview)
Mary Hake, March 4
SPLASHES of Joy, March 6
Rebecca Tews, March 7
For the Love of Literature, March 9 (Author Interview)
Betti Mace, March 10
Lukewarm Tea, March 12 (Author Interview)
Wishful Endings, March 15 (Author Interview)

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Gail is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of the book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

7 comments:

  1. Rebecca, thank you for your heartfelt review of my book. Your honesty made me cry with you! I truly hope my own journey, and all that I've written, will give you courage to come out of hiding and take your first step on the path of freedom God has created for you. Please feel free to contact me.

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    1. Thank you so much, Ms. Porter! Thank you so much for writing this book. It really did help me.

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  2. Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!

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  3. Thank you for the review.

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  4. Great review! Sounds like a must read!

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  5. I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keep up the good work.

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