Christian artist Plumb is back with her second book, “Fight For Her: Even If You Have To Fight Her.” As the book’s Amazon page notes:

Fight for Her is a moving challenge to women of all ages to fight for each other… even if that means fighting WITH each other. With love. With hope. And with bucket loads of grace. Drawn from the generational lessons of both being and having a daughter, in each chapter Plumb explores fundamental questions and issues every girl and woman face with both depth and levity. Her sense of humor and down to earth life lessons draw us to hold on to Jesus and each other with full hearts, wanting the best for each other. With thoughtful questions in every chapter, FIGHT FOR HER offers an empowering, encouraging and enriching read both as a standalone book and small group discussion. WE ARE ALL DAUGHTERS…WE ARE ALL WORTH FIGHTING FOR.

What serves well as an insightful book on parenting is also full of surprises and lessons that will appeal to a very broad range of women in all stages of life. Part parenting guide, part autobiography, part Christian living devotional, you’ll find great wisdom in these pages.

As she shares stories of her childhood (including some of the rough teen years she experienced), you get to know more of her story. It’s one of those books that makes you feel like you are sitting down with a friend–but the kind of friend who is full of authentic God-given wisdom. If you find those kind of women lacking in your life, please pick up this book. Let it speak into your life. While Plumb’s singing voice is known in the music industry as powerful and clear, you’ll find her writing voice is just as powerful and clear. Like one of her songs, she will lead into a chapter with a lovely narrative “melody” as a storyteller, and then when you are least expecting it, she jumps into the chorus with a hook that dives deep and stays with you. (Reading a good book really does have parallels to listening to a good song, and Plumb’s book captures that experience.)

Here are some highlights:

Plumb gives clarity about the importance of the role of those magic words of “yes” and “no” and how to wield them in a way to show love–how they are powerful and necessary tools to shape us and those around us. They are boundary words.

This book functions as a tender reminder that we are shaped and restored and matured by a loving Father. We can use that to have a tremendous impact on our family, friends and community.

Among her most powerful statements is that we are an advocate. When we have children, we become their advocate and protector. But we all, as Christians, have Jesus as our Advocate. This is an amazing truth and I’m so glad she digs into it.

And one of the great strengths of this book is that Plumb is real. She’s authentic. It’s easy to see a musician on stage and assume their life is perfect and easy. This is rarely true of anyone, and she does get into the reality of the highs and lows of being on (and off) stage. She doesn’t skirt around the easy highlights of her life. She tells the gritty truth, the uncomfortable conversations she’s had, the rough relationships, and the wrong choices. But she doesn’t leave us there; she weaves in God’s truth, Jesus’ love and the Holy Word. This is a book of empowerment. Be prepared to be caught off-guard. Be prepared to wipe a tear or two away. But most of all, be prepared to encounter a true woman of God in her journey.

Plumb, thank you for inviting us along.

Speaking of invitations, I recently had the chance to meet Plumb at the GraceFest Music Festival in Palmdale, CA this past weekend. She was kind enough to take a few moments out of the hectic festival schedule and meet me and my family. My six-year-old daughter Lucy was especially thrilled (and in total awe) to meet Plumb. The whole experience was unforgettable and a perfect mother-daughter memory that Lucy and I will always remember–such a fitting moment after having read “Fight For Her.”

Here we are with Plumb just after she had finished her set. Also pictured is my husband, author/reviewer Kevin Ott, who reviewed the concert:

Christian artist Plumb with book reviewer Amy Ott and family at GraceFest, Palmdale, California - Sept 22, 2018