About the Book

Naked and Unashamed
By Davenia Jones Lea

After two years, Shula still can’t believe her husband, Seth, is gone. In an effort to live again and to feel again, she accepts an offer to counsel women about marriage, love and fulfillment at Namaans, a Christian spa and retreat center designed to meet the spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical needs of women.

It all begins with Shula’s first week-long retreat, Naked and Unashamed, where she leads four women on a journey, exploring the ins and outs of the big S.

Barbara’s husband just retired and has finally joined her at home. She’s dreamed of this moment but so far nothing’s changed. Barb reasons there must be passion after sixty, and she’s hoping she’ll discover ways to spice things up in more ways than adding cayenne pepper to her chicken tetrazzini.

Lindsey hopes to boost her confidence as her wedding draws near. She’s done it right—virgin ’til “I do”—yet the man she loves took an alternate route. How will Lindsey measure up to Gabriela, the mother of her fiance's son, and how on earth will she fare as a stepmother and new wife?

Then there’s Savannah, who believes she has the perfect marriage. So why did her husband, Reed, suggest she attend this retreat? Savannah’s hoping some new moves in the kitchen and bedroom will solve her problems. But Shula’s hoping she can help Savannah uncover the root of her struggles and do what it takes to penetrate the wall that guards her heart.

And finally there’s Alex. She’s already determined divorce is the answer. She makes six figures, six figures more than her husband, and runs her home single-handedly. She’s convinced she really has no need for a husband and wonders why she married him in the first place. This week is her last-ditch effort to salvage her marriage, or at least give the illusion that she gave it her all before giving the loafer the boot.

How this mismatch of ladies bond, grow and heal can only be described as an act of God…

These four very different women united by Shula’s unusual therapeutic tactics and the amazing staff, services and food at Namaans, make unexpected discoveries about marriage, love, and more importantly, themselves all while learning to live free---free of guilt, pain, fear, sorrow, shame, and lies of the enemy---free to live naked and unashamed.