When A Woman Finds Her Voice Book

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What happens when brokenness stains our spirits, when the hurts of life linger?

Broken dreams and unmet expectations leave invisible wounds, ones that linger, confuse, and overwhelm. These secret or unresolved hurts leak into our everyday lives, filtering into everything we think we know about who we are.

We tend to question our value and meaning. We feel unimportant, incapable, ”less-than” or ”not good enough.’”  So we put on our false faces, the ”life-is-just-fine” masks, while we bury ourselves in family, career, and service to others. And we fall silent.

But that’s not God’s plan. In When A Woman Finds Her Voice, author Jo Ann Fore engages your heart and mind as one who knows your fears and frustrations. She’s lived this—walked this habit of silence. And as a certified life coach, she unpacks a message of hope and freedom with a gentle boldness that can only come from one who has walked the journey.

With straight talk, insightful biblical truths, and heart-aching stories of hope that prove we can move beyond our past, Jo Ann leads you on the unparalleled adventure of finding your voice and using it to make a difference. Jo Ann helps you find healing, then leads you to help others do the same. You will learn how to overcome life’s hurts and put your past in its place. You will then be moved to share the stories you’ve been hesitant to share, those healing stories that have the power to change both your life and the lives of others.

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 As if she’s sitting right across from you chatting over hot tea {or coffee}, and with courageous, soul-baring honesty, Jo Ann shares her story and the faith that ultimately mended her soul. Whether you need restoration or you’re looking for a way to help others, Jo Ann gives you the resources to come away renewed. Encouraged. Inspired.
Nicole Notare, Editor, Guideposts Magazine  

This book was written just for me. Thank for getting up every time you fell, for pushing through every time you felt you couldn’t go a step further. You did it for me and I thank you. I honor the Christ in you, Who just didn’t let you quit when you desperately wanted to! I am 47-year-old Indian mom. I was born a Hindu, but received a great revelation of God’s love for me, and am now Christian. In His Sovereignty, God made sure that I received a copy of your book. I now walk in a deeper level of freedom because of it. I thank you.
Rajes Reddy, Chief Operations Officer, Johannesburg, South Africa  

Jo Ann offers an honest, soul-deep exploration of the survivor in each of us. Based on faith and Biblical lessons, this tightly-sculpted narrative will soothe scars and heal hearts of even the most broken spirits. This guide helps readers peel back our protective layers to remind us all that we are loved, that our lives have great purpose, and that the only path to freedom is through forgiveness and truth.
Julie Cantrell, New York Times and award-winning author of Into the Free and When Mountains Move  

When A Woman Finds Her Voice is such an important book for anyone who wants to mine the past, heal like crazy, and find joy today. Jo Ann Fore takes readers gently on a journey of discovery as she shares her own healing path with breathtaking authenticity. If you’ve wanted to live free from a painful past, pick up this book.
Mary DeMuth, author of The Wall Around Your Heart  

I read through When A Woman Finds Her Voice in one sitting. Jo Ann has a strong poetic voice that speaks to the hearts of women and calls them loved. Using her own story of abuse, alongside powerful anecdotes from others, Jo Ann offers comfort, prayers, and courage to those who’ve suffered in silence for far too long. An inspiring and moving read, and it is my hope that it will find a place on the shelves of every church and library in North America.
Emily T. Wierenga, author of Chasing Silhouettes and Mom in the Mirror

There are words and sentences, lines and paragraphs so powerful within Jo Ann Fore’s When A Woman Finds Her Voice, readers will be struck almost speechless by them. But then, within the Power behind them, new strength and a new voice will emerge. This is the beauty of the book … the awesomeness behind the writer and her God.”
Eva Marie Everson, Best-selling Author, Unconditional, the Novel

Jo Ann’s story and use of scripture as the way to heal and reclaim the right to speak one’s truth is spiritually inspired. Her life experience, authentic voice, wisdom, and poetic narrative call you to remember your own struggles to speak your truth and to examine if there’s more work to be done . . . I can’t wait to share When A Woman Finds Her Voice with my patients, friends and family. No matter their background and plight, I know this book will help to heal them.
Dr. Deborah M. Khoshaba, Founder of Psychology in Everyday Life

Thank you Jo Ann for the transparency in your “Voice”. This book When A Woman Finds Her Voice will resonate in the lives of many women who need to  find their “Voice” for healing and hope in the Lord.  May this book bring freedom to the millions of women who need to speak up and speak out!
Suellen Roberts, Founder & President of Christian Women in Media

Have you been hurt so much that you can’t tell anyone the details? Struggling to believe God could be real in the midst of your painful story? Jo Ann is the real deal. She shares real stories from her own life, along with the stories of others. Then she seamlessly weaves them with biblical truths, along with the healing remedies the very best counselors would offer.
Lucille Zimmerman, Licensed Professional Counselor/affiliate faculty professor at Colorado Christian University, author of Renewed: Finding Your Inner Happy in an Overwhelmed World

The healing words and gut-wrenching testimonies within the pages of When A Woman Finds Her Voice will rock your world. If you’re serious about getting rid of those ugly wounds buried within the crevices of your heart, this amazing book is for you. With author Jo Ann Fore as your guide you will be blessed.
Jan Coates, Speaker/Author, Attitude-inize and Set Free  

The title of this book is so very appropriate because Jo Ann has an amazing way with words. Her words both challenge and comfort, gently probe and encourage.  After a lifetime of hearing lies and absorbing the shame of the behavior of others, those words are exactly what a hurting woman needs to hear . . . .This is a tremendous resource for beginning the recovery journey.
Dr. Morven R. Baker, PCC-S, NCC, Ashland Women’s Counseling Center  

Jo Ann Fore’s new book, When A Woman Finds Her Voice, is a sumptuous feast for a woman’s wound-weary and fear-famished soul.  After successfully using Jo Ann’s journal, Write Where It Hurts, as a source of writing prompts for our ladies’ journaling group last year, I am excited to embark on our group’s new journey together as we trust the Lord to help us find our voices. Deeply moving, and rich in wisdom, this book is saturated with truth and beauty from cover to cover, and will teach women how to unpack the pain, let in the Light, and learn to hear God’s voice. Any women’s bible study or ministry group needs this book.
Jo-Ann Sass, Women’s Ministry Leader, Canada

When A Woman Finds Her Voice is a powerful book full of honesty, understanding and truth which will undoubtedly be a healing tool. The message of freedom through faith in Christ is refreshingly woven throughout; meanwhile, questions for reflection give readers an opportunity to go deeper in their healing—to not only find their voice, but to consider practical life skills that have the power to transform a broken life into a beautiful one.
Nicole Bromley, Author of Hush and Breathe, Founder of OneVOICE

JoAnn combines her gift of gentle storytelling, and an unyielding passion for healing, in this book, which ultimately lets broken women know they are not alone. A powerful resource with practical tools sojourners on the road toward healing will certainly return to, time and time again.
Amy K. Sorrells, award-winning author of HOW SWEET THE SOUND

When A Woman Finds Her Voice drew me in immediately! Jo Ann’s personal heartfelt testimony, powerful quotes, plus the telling of other women’s true life stories are a powerful backdrop for this practical and inspiring piece of work. I love it because it combines story, faith-based words of wisdom and comfort, plus practical exercises that will definitely help those who read it truly find their own voice. Thank you for writing a book that women from all walks of life have been waiting for! Let the healing begin.
Kelita Haverland, Award winning singer, songwriter and justice advocate.

When A Woman Finds Her Voice is a gentle hand to guide, a friend along life’s pathway for those who have been soul-wounded; those who have been silenced by trauma, the lies of the enemy, or felt their voice unworthy to be heard. Using true-life stories of the author and those who have traveled difficult roads and found healing, Jo Ann Fore points the way to hope, restoration, and freedom. Her tender message is laced with transforming biblical truth and practical steps to give voice to those living in silence. A voice of transformation.
Lisa Buffaloe, author and host of Living Joyfully Free

Jo Ann Fore shares her personal story as a way to provide encouragement, hope, and healing to other wounded women–teaching them to take their own struggles and reach out to minister to the broken, hurting women around them. She believes, as I do, that God uses hurting women–His wounded healers, and from their painful experiences, He brings good. I highly recommend this beautifully-written book that not only teaches women to overcome their own life’s difficulties, but to reach out with their own stories to help others in pain.
Denise George is the author of 27 books, including A Woman’s Right to Rest