Four years ago at a life-changing conference in Chicago, I felt the distinct call to write a book. A book far different from any novel or collection of short stories I’d previously envisioned for my life. My path as a writer.
Four years later, that book would be Struggle Central: Quarter-Life Confessions of a Messed Up Christian.
This book would be intense: a nonfiction patchwork of my most meaningful, though messy, memoirs — a consuming fear of others, buried guilt and shame, and closeted sexuality. Over the last four years, the impulse to write this book has pulsated and disappeared for long stretches, only to faithfully reemerge with even more vigor than ever before.
Fittingly, these last four years have issued more personal growth than the entire two decades prior. I gradually accumulated both the courage and the emotional head-space to publish something as vulnerable as this book for all to see.
I’ve been dreaming of this book for four long years, and I’m so excited to see it finally brought to life. Scared out of my mind, yes, but thrilled. So very thrilled.
I hope you enjoy the story. My story; our story.
Blood, guts, and all.
Check out blogger Laura Coulter’s detailed book review of Struggle Central.
Another blogger, Adam Stück, also wrote an extended review of Struggle Central on his blog.
Struggle Central is available in paperback at Amazon and as an eBook on all major platforms:
Additionally, my first book is now available in audiobook! I’m excited how it turned out. It’s available on Amazon, iTunes, and Audible. Check out this Struggle Central audiobook preview of the first chapter:
I hope you enjoy my story. I’d love nothing more than to hear your thoughts or maybe some of your own story; email me anytime at tmz[at]thomasmarkzuniga[dot]com.
Let’s journey together.