Dirt is a story we can all relate to, about the places where we start. From a single-wide trailer in the mountains of rural West Virginia to the halls of Yale Law School, Mary Marantz's story is about remembering our roots while setting our sights to the sky. From growing up in that trailer, where it rained just as hard inside as out, with the smell of mildew thick in the air, Mary knew what it was to feel broken and disqualified because of the muddy scars leaving smudged fingerprints across our lives. Generations of her family lived and logged in those hauntingly treacherous woods, risking life and limb just to barely scrape by. Yet, that very struggle became the redemption song God used to write a life she never imagined.
Dirt is a story of healing mixed with warmth, wit, and the bittersweet, sometimes achingly heartbreaking places we go when we dig in instead of give up. Experience gut-wrenching honesty and hard-won wisdom, as Mary shares her story for anyone who has ever walked into the world and felt like their scars were still on display, showing that you are braver, better, and more empathetic for what you have survived. God does His best work in the muddy, messy, and broken, if we only learn to dig in.