A Passion for Purpose: 365 Daily Devotions for Missional Living
Sowell, Ellison, and Brown
|Drawing from the lives and experiences of five women, A Passion for Purpose encourages women to live for God’s mission in all aspects of life regardless of life situation—single, married, with small children or retired. These missional thoughts challenge women to consider their communion with God, their understanding of Scripture, their worldview, their relationships across cultures, the way they communicate Christ through their actions and words, their ministry, and their influence.|
Authors: Kimberly Sowell, Edna Ellison, and Joy Brown
Physical Info: 0.9" H x 8.9" L x 6.0" W (1.15 lbs) 380 pages
Carton Quantity: 36
Publisher: New Hope Publishers (AL)
US SRP: 16.99 US
Pub Date: November 01, 2009
Contributor Bio: Sowell, Kimberly
Kimberly is the founder and president of Kingdom Heart Ministries, a ministry dedicated to inspiring women to make their relationship with Jesus Christ the center of who they are and how they live each moment, growing in Christ and sharing their faith with the world. Kimberly's ministry includes speaking at women's events, writing devotions and Bible studies for women, leading renewal weekends, and equipping women in missions and evangelism. She also serves as the director of missions mobilization and women's ministry at Second Baptist Church in Lancaster, South Carolina. Kimberly holds a bachelor of arts degree from Clemson University and a master of divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Kimberly has authored and edited numerous magazine articles and newsletters for various evangelical groups, and has been featured on various radio and television programs. She and her husband, Kevin, along with their children, make their home in Lancaster, South Carolina.
Contributor Bio: Ellison, Edna
Award-winning author of 23 books and more than 400 magazine articles, Edna Ellison is a well-known keynote speaker who loves leading prayer retreats and writers conferences across the United States and overseas. Known as the Christian mentoring guru, she often collaborates with five speakers and writers she has mentored. Formerly a national women's magazine editor Royal Service), Edna is an honor graduate of Presbyterian College with an MA from Converse College, an EdSp from the University of South Carolina, and a PhD from the University of Alabama. Having taught at three Baptist seminaries and two American universities, she now writes Bible study books from her Spartanburg, South Carolina, home. A leader in AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) and a certified C.L.A.S.S speaker, her life has been featured by Focus on the Family, where she has also been published. A people lover and humorist, she will tickle your funny bone as she teaches spiritual truths.
Contributor Bio: Brown, Joy
Joy Brown is a dramatist, a sign linguist, and a gifted Bible expositor. A minister's wife for almost 40 years, Joy's passion is biblical research, with an emphasis on understanding New Testament concepts in light of their Hebraic context. A former television talk-show cohost, Joy has enjoyed ministering in national and international settings. She and her husband, Wayne, founded Diversified Ministries, a global missions/evangelism outreach, which also provides retreats for ministers, missionaries, and their spouses. Joy has authored, coauthored, or been a contributing author for eight books.
Contributor Bio: Scribner, Tricia
Tricia Scribner is an evangelical Christian author and speaker who specializes in Christian apologetics as well as in mentoring and women's topics. Tricia has authored five books and written numerous articles for Christian magazines. As a conference speaker/teacher, Tricia has served in venues throughout the US, as well as in foreign countries. Tricia holds a master of science degree in nursing from Northwestern State University and a master of arts degree in apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary. A former registered nurse, Tricia now works as a high school Bible teacher, teaching Old and New Testament survey, apologetics, and marriage and family courses. Tricia and her husband, Randy, currently make their home in Harrisburg, North Carolina.
Contributor Bio: Alston, Marie
Marie Alston, an accomplished vocalist, actress, teacher, and motivational speaker, humorously and vivaciously shares the word of God. Since the age of 14, Marie has been involved in evangelistic ministry. As a former member of New Directions Evangelistic Ministry, she traveled and ministered in song in a variety of settings and locations along the eastern seaboard, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean.
Marie's sweet passion for the Lord is apparent through her gift of song. It has been said of her music "When Marie sings, you can sense the power of God in every strong note she brings. It's like a flowing stream of God's mercy and grace, and I'm reminded of how personally God loves me." Women equally connect with Marie's down-to-earth presentation of life, enjoying the thrill of her contagious laughter.
Marie, a recent widow, counts it an honor and privilege to have served God as a pastor's wife and mother of four wonderful children. Having a variety of experiences in stage performance
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