"This book is about a spiritual journey, and I’ve had the privilege of walking alongside my friend Lisa through many of these passages in the fifteen years of our friendship. Lisa is one of the most truly creative people I know, and one of the most soulful. Her writing style is as beautiful as her songs are, and her journey will feel familiar to so many—joy and pain, disillusionment and discovery. She’s a brave and brilliant person, and I’m so thankful for this book."

—Shauna Niequist, New York Times Best-selling author of Present Over Perfect and Bread & Wine


"The Most Beautiful Thing I've Seen" is intimate in a way few books are, so bring along a box of tissues to blot the tears for the journey. It's worth it: this is a work that will show you the miracles all around you - especially in the dark places. 

- Mike Mchargue, co-founder of The Liturgists and author of Finding God in the Waves


"In her book, Gungor gives us the most precious gift of all - herself. Through these pages we read the story of mother and daughter, and the transformation as that daughter becomes a mother herself - one unbroken line of womanhood, a journey of becoming and letting go all at the same time. Gungor weaves together the complexity of life, the small and vast, the Divine and the mundane, beauty and pain. This book is  honest, and breathtakingly beautiful. It is as much a woman's story, as it is an invitation into the greater story; a story of opening, oneness, and the painfully awe-inspiring journey of being human."

-Hillary McBride, MA, RCC, PhD Cand. Author of Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image: Learning to Love Ourselves As We are. Psychotherapist and co-host of The Liturgists Podcast


“If there’s anyone in the world you want to teach you about wonder, it’s Lisa. When you read this book, your eyes will be opened to the beauty that’s already around you, to all the ways the very life you’re living right now is calling you to be in awe. It will take you deeper, and make you laugh, and cry, and feel at home in your own skin. This is the very essence of Lisa on paper. This book is a gift.” 

—Allison Fallon, author of Indestructible: Leveraging Your Broken Heart to become a Force of Love and Change in the World; founder of Becoming Indestructible