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Beyond Blessed

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Tiny Leaps, Big Changes

Robert Morris, Gregg Clunis
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Ashley Reitz

After attending beauty school in Grand Rapids, MI, Ashley Reitz was offered a contract with Elite Model Management in Chicago, which quickly led to opportunities to work with other top agencies and clients as an international model. Her position as a "curve model" has given her a platform to promote a healthy body image to young women at conferences and through other venues. She has functioned as an ambassador for a popular movement called Healthy Is the New Skinny and has been on the board for Miss SW Florida USA. Ashley has appeared in the pages of major magazines such as Seventeen and in national ad campaigns for Avon, Saks Fifth Avenue, and David's Bridal. In May 2016 Ashley joined the cast of Mark Burnett's new reality dating show "Coupled" (Fox), quickly becoming a fan favorite along with her "match" B.T. Her greatest passion is speaking to young women about self-worth, identity, beauty, dating, purity, and the joy that only comes from knowing Christ.

Beth Bruno

BETH BRUNO traded the Blue Ridge for the Rocky Mountains after two decades in mega cities. Upon graduating from Northwestern University in Chicago, she and her husband moved to an even larger city, Istanbul, where they led campus teams with Cru. Ten years later they moved to Seattle where Beth received an MA in International Community Development and launched a nonprofit aimed at preventing domestic minor sex trafficking. Beth regularly speaks and trains around the topic of trafficked youth, including interviews with local radio stations and lots of coffee with the FBI, Homeland Security, and local law enforcement. Beth's focus on women is most personal as it relates to raising her two daughters. She writes to uncover the glory of girls for publications including Relevant, Today's Christian Woman, The Well, Mudroom Blog, and Thrive. She speaks at women's retreats around the topic of pursuing passionate, purposed lives and finds support from being a member of Redbud Writer's Guild, an international organization for expanding the Christian feminine voice. Beth lives in Colorado with her husband of 20+ years and their three kids, almost all of whom have surpassed her in height.

D.J. Williams

Derek D.J. Williams, born and raised in Hong Kong, has ventured into the jungles of the Amazon, the bush of Africa, and the slums of the Far East. His global travels have engrossed him in myriad cultures, and provided him with a unique perspective that has fueled his creativity over the course of an 18-year career in both the entertainment industry and nonprofit sector. Writing credits include Restoration Road with Mitch Kruse (Credo House, Fall 2009), contributing writer for HOLY BIBLE: MOSAIC (Tyndale 2009), The Disillusioned (Westbow 2013), and his latest novel, Waking Lazarus, released in June 2016 with endorsements from Oscar Winner and Cinematographer, Peter Anderson. Currently based in Los Angeles, Williams continues to add to his producing and directing credits of more than 300 episodes of broadcast TV syndicated worldwide by developing new projects for television, film, and print.

Dr. Chauncey Crandall

DR. CHAUNCEY W. CRANDALL IV is chief of the Cardiovascular Transplant Program at the Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic in Palm Beach Gardens and on staff at three medical centers. He has lectured nationally on topics including heart transplantation, preventive cardiology, healing, and cardiology health care of the elderly. Dr. Crandall writes a monthly newsletter which is published by Newsmax and is the author of two books, Raising the Dead and the Simple Heart Cure. He speaks regularly to professional groups and with the speaking team of international evangelist Reinhard Bonnke.

Hilary Yancey

Writer Hilary Yancey examines the significance within ordinary aspects of everyday life. She earnestly and vividly explores the challenges and blessings of womanhood, marriage, and motherhood, and how these things as well as faith are impacted by the disability of a child. She is also a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at Baylor University. Hilary, her husband Preston, and her young son Jack live in Waco, TX. Her blog can be read at www.thewildlove.com.

Jim Turner

Jim Turner has been in youth or pastoral ministry for over twenty-five years and has personally experienced the pain and damage caused by disconnection. He is divorced as a direct result of his former disconnection, father of four incredible young adults, and now remarried and living in the delight of being truly connected with his wife. He has individually fought the battle to overcome disconnection and has entered into rich and fruitful relationships that reflect the commands of Christ for intimacy with Him and His followers. He "gets it" now and wants everyone else to join him!

Joel Osteen

JOEL OSTEEN is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers. He is the senior pastor of America's largest congregation, Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. More than 45,000 people attend services there every week. His televised messages are seen by more than 10 million viewers each week in the United States, and millions more in 100 nations around the world. His 24-hour channel on SiriusXM Satellite Radio and millions of social media followers have prompted numerous publications to name him as one of the most influential Christian leaders in the world. He resides in Houston with his wife, Victoria, and their children. You can visit his website at www.joelosteen.com.

John C. Maxwell

JOHN C. MAXWELL, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 26 million books, was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the world's most influential leadership expert by Business Insider and Inc. magazine in 2014. His organizations--The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation--have trained more than 5 million leaders worldwide. Maxwell speaks to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many top world business leader

Joseph Prince

JOSEPH PRINCE is a leading voice in proclaiming the gospel of grace around the world through his teaching resources and television ministry. He is the senior pastor of New Creation Church, a vibrant and fast-growing church in Singapore, which has a congregation of more than 30,000. He separately heads Joseph Prince Ministries, Inc., an international broadcast ministry that seeks to build, encourage and inspire people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. You can visit his website at www.JosephPrince.org.

Joyce Meyer

JOYCE MEYER is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. Her broadcast, Enjoying Everyday Life, airs daily on hundreds of television networks and radio stations worldwide. Joyce has written nearly 100 inspirational books. Bestsellers include God Is Not Mad at You; Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits; Living Beyond Your Feelings; Power Thoughts; Battlefield of the Mind; and The Confident Woman. Joyce holds conferences throughout the year, speaking to thousands around the world.

Kim Fields

KIM FIELDS had her first job at age 7 on the Mrs. Butterworth syrup commercial. She's spent 40 years in the public eye. There were 9 years as Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey on the classic sitcom The Facts of Life, 5 more in her 20s co-starring on the seminal coming-of-age show Living Single, and most recently she appeared as herself on Real Housewives of Atlanta and Dancing with the Stars. Behind the camera, she directed episodes of Kenan & Kel, Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns and House of Payne, and BET's Let's Stay Together. Between gigs her life has included theater, spoken word, music, and speaking engagements. She is a dedicated wife and proud mom of two boys.

Lorilee Craker

Lorilee Craker is the author of 13 books, including Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter and Me (2015, Tyndale); the CBA and ECPA bestseller My Journey to Heaven, written with Marv Besteman (Revell, 2012); Money Secrets of the Amish (Thomas Nelson, 2011); A is for Atticus: Baby Names from Great Books (Hachette, 2008), featured in People magazine; and the New York Times bestseller Through the Storm with Lynne Spears (Thomas Nelson, 2008). In June 2012 she was nominated for an Audie Award for best audio book in the personal development category.

Marie Armenia

MARIE ARMENIA, the daughter of Molly Bruno, has traveled the country as a singer/songwriter and keynote women's retreat speaker. As a pastor's wife for many years, she has always had a heart to serve God's people in any way possible. She is the former producer, writer and on-air hostess of "The Marie Show," a TV broadcast for women, which aired on seven Christian TV stations in the northeast. She is the author of more than 400 magazine articles and various columns for Lifeway magazines and Mature Living. Marie currently writes a monthly humor column for Mature Living. She also writes for several other faith-based publications.

Mark Merrill

MARK MERRILL is the founder and president of Family First, a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping people love their families well. He hosts The Family Minute, a nationally syndicated daily radio program that reaches 5,900,000 listeners each day. He also delivers marriage and parenting wisdom to over 100,000 people each month through his blog and podcast on MarkMerrill.com. Mark is a regular Fox and Friends guest and has appeared on NBC's Today show, numerous ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC network affiliates and national radio programs. Mark is also the author of All Pro Dad--Seven Essentials to Be a Hero to Your Kids. Mark and his wife, Susan, live in Tampa, Florida, and have five children.

Paul McGuire

PAUL MCGUIRE is an internationally recognized Bible prophecy expert and regular commentator on Fox News, CNN, and the History Channel. He is the host of the GOD TV international prophecy television show, Apocalypse and the End Times. He is an eschatology professor and each year speaks to tens of thousands of people at Bible prophecy conferences.

Rebecca Rene Jones

REBECCA RENE JONES believes in the biggest God, the blackest coffee, and that earth is just an opening act. A 2005 graduate of Grove City College, Pa., she spent nearly a decade as a health care publicist, writer, and editor before shifting gears to freelance from home. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her husband and son. You can visit her at www.rebeccarenejones.com.

Romal Tune

ROMAL TUNE is Senior Advisor to the President of TMS Global, while also maintaining his public relations consulting company Tune & Associates. He is a highly sought-after communicator and seminar facilitator. His platform and cross sector relationships have positioned him as a global leader who takes individuals and institutions from setbacks to success by using the power of story. Romal consistently travels throughout the year helping individuals and organizations find deeper meaning, maximize their potential, and live into their purpose by listening to their stories and living authentically. Coming from challenging beginnings Romal defied the odds to become an All American Collegiate Scholar, Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, and Magna Cum Laud honor graduate with a BSN from Howard University and MDIV from Duke University School of Divinity. As a military veteran who served during Gulf War Desert Storm, moving individuals from setbacks to success as leaders is something he knows full well.

Sarah E. Ball

Sarah E. Ball is a blogger, speaker, and mom of five beautiful children who uses her platform to minster to people suffering from crippling anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and depression