Living With Conviction: Unexpected Sisterhood, Healing and Redemption in the Wake of Life-Altering Choices.

So unbelievably pleased and proud to announce the release of my memoir, available on Amazon and in bookstores everywhere.

Book Testimonials

A sheer adrenaline rush and unabashedly honest, Dorr’s memoir unveils a kaleidoscope of emotions many women hold in the lonely places of their hearts. 

Mistakes of our past can be celebrated as lessons rather than oppressive weights in our future!

~ Christine Caswell, professor of Journalism and Communication, Boston College. Retired Boston television journalist, NBC and ABC.

Toby Dorr is a beacon of light for all who’ve faced tragedy and attempted redemption and reinvention. She reminds us all that while we may have created prisons of our own making, freedom is real and available to us all!

Sara Connell
Author   Founder Thought Leader Academy

Toby Dorr has an incredible story to share. I was blessed to be her pastor for a transforming time in her life. Her story is one of escape in so many ways. It is filled with twists and turns and irony and spiritual coincidence. It seems that God and the universe have conspired to bring us a story of redemption, second chances and learning to live with conviction. 

Rev. Dr. Chad McMullin

Toby does an excellent job taking you behind the walls of the broken prison system and bringing humanity to her fellow inmates.  She reveals that beneath the reality of her life altering decisions was the innate desire to be loved, have value, worth and significance. A desire every person can relate to even if your decisions don’t result in physical incarceration. Her journey leads to the truth that real freedom comes when we get our love, value and worth in Christ alone.   

Gina Hanna, Founder and Director, Beauty for Ashes Ministry

Living with Conviction is a true, real-life redemption story. With both humility and courage, Toby Dorr takes full responsibility for the actions that sent her to prison but refuses to let the worst decision of her life determine the rest of her life. Vulnerable, riveting, and deeply inspiring, this is a story of one who transforms her tragic mistake into a personal mission to help other women avoid going down the same disastrous road that she did. The sensational aspects of this ripped-from-the-headlines story may attract us to read this book, but it’s the author’s quiet reflections, her dedication to change, and her wholehearted intention to do good for others that make this a transformational story with nuggets of wisdom for any reader. 

Betsy Graziani Fasbinder, author of Filling Her Shoes. Podcast host of The Morning Glory Project: Stories of Determination


  1. Congratulations, Toby! I am so happy for you. Listening to your Podcast now and will buy your book after that. I know it will be a source of inspiration to me, who – there but for the grace of God – go I.

  2. Mary Loe

    Toby, I am so excited to read your book and learn many lessons from it. You show us that we don’t have to be broken that we can overcome any adversity in our lives. Take the negative and turn it in to the positive. Congratulations on another milestone in your life.

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