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About the Book

Book:  Will the Real Person Please Stand Up?
Author: Gail Porter
Genre:  Non-Fiction/Personal Growth
Release Date: Oct 1, 2018
Will the Real Person Please Stand UPDoes fear of rejection hold you back from letting people see the real you? Are you tired of hiding?
Gail Porter lived with this kind of fear during her childhood and most of her adult life. When God revealed her bondage to the power of fear, she was set free to come out of hiding and become who He’d created her to be. What she learned grew into a passion to help others experience the same freedom.
Will the Real Person Please Stand Up? offers much-needed hope to those who long to be set free from the fear of rejection and become their authentic selves. In this life-changing book you will read Gail’s own experiences, stories of real people, and input from those in the medical field. Gail walks you through the process of identifying and acknowledging what holds you captive so you can live in freedom rather than in fear.
With God’s help, you can walk out of your self-made prison, break strongholds, and taste the freedom that will allow you to become who God made you to be. Get ready to stand up and say, “This is the real me.”
“Gail teaches her readers how to embrace the present without encumbrances of the past. With practical, action-based steps, we learn to climb mountains with new determination and anticipate our futures with joy.” Jeanne LeMay, author of Dear God I’m Desperate: Women Have Issues, God Has Answers.

Click here to get your copy.
The first thing that popped out to me as I began the book was when the author tried to remember where she and her family sat at the dinner table as she grew up. I had this same conversation with my brother last year. Neither of us could ever remember sitting at the dinner table together or even where we ate dinner at. I’m not surprised that I don’t remember since there was no love in our family. I came from a violent and abusive childhood and never once did I hear the words, “I love you,” from my parents. 
I could relate to the author as  she was raised in a home where love was not shown. Much like the author, I was glad when I was at school or at a friends house. I never wanted to go home and dreaded the moment I stepped in my house. Rejection is such a hard thing to overcome. It wraps its hold on you and continues to whisper lies to keep you isolated and abandoned.  What I liked about the author was how open she is about her life and brings truth to the lies that the enemy uses to discourage us. “We don’t need to try to earn God's acceptance. God’s love is unconditional.”
The author uses many scriptures to encourage us and remind us that  God loves us. She shares stories that are easy to relate to and it helps to hear how they overcame obstacles that pulled them away from God. Fear, rejection, abandonment, unloved and other topics make this book one that I found helpful. Included at the end of each chapter are questions for readers to do. Throughout the book I found the author sharing love and how to overcome the things that have kept us from being trusting and showing unconditional love to others.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion. 

About the Author

Gail porter updatedGail Porter graduated from Oregon State University and spent fifty years serving with Cru/Campus Crusade for Christ. She is the author of Life through Loss: Facing Your Pain, Finding Your Purpose and two co-written books. Gail lives in Orlando, Florida, where she enjoys ballroom dancing and her favorite role of aunt to her nieces and nephews.

More from Gail

  • Do you hide from others because you’re afraid they won’t like what they discover about you?
  • Are you holding back from walking through God’s open doors because you don’t think you’ll perform well enough?
  • Have you allowed past experiences or personal fears to keep you from becoming the person God intended you to be?
Join me on a journey to escape the bondage of your fear of rejection and experience the freedom to become the Real Person God created you to be.
I spent many years in bondage, subconsciously building walls, designing masks, creating a false identity, and striving for perfection—all attempts to fill my longing for love and acceptance. Through my experience of coming out of hiding, breaking barriers with the help of God, and tasting true freedom, I discovered a passion to help set others free.
You will learn about my journey to freedom in my book, Will the Real Person Please Stand Up? Rising Above the Fear of Rejection. I’ll walk you through the process of identifying and acknowledging what holds you captive, breaking barriers, and taking that first step to freedom.
As you read my personal story, as well as the stories of many others, you will discover how much God wants you to step on the path to freedom. Say yes to God, and let’s travel this road of freedom together! Then we can all stand up and say, “This is the real me!”
Thank you for being part of this blog tour! I’m excited about the way God will change your life as you allow Him to lead you to His path of freedom where you can let go of your fear of rejection, become your authentic self, and experience life fully.

Blog Stops

Artistic Nobody, March 4 (Author Interview)
Mary Hake, March 4
SPLASHES of Joy, March 6
Rebecca Tews, March 7
For the Love of Literature, March 9 (Author Interview)
Betti Mace, March 10
Lukewarm Tea, March 12 (Author Interview)
Wishful Endings, March 15 (Author Interview)


To celebrate her tour, Gail is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of the book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Thanks so much for sharing your book and for the giveaway also. Greatly appreciated!

  2. Your thoughts on your childhood dinner table are so interesting... It does seem so significant and I hadn't thought about it like that before.

    1. Melissa, if you have a chance to read my book, you'll see that my realization that I didn't remember anything about my dinner table exposed the emptiness of my home, just like Deana discovered. Deana, I felt a strong connection to you through our similar discovery about the absence of love in our homes. I'm glad we now experience God's love, which is the greatest kind of love!

  3. Deana, thanks for your review and the beautiful and honest way you related your thoughts. No matter what kind of home life we've experienced, God's love can overpower the fear that may have been instilled within us. Keep walking on your path of freedom.

  4. Great review, Deana! This book sounds like one not to miss.