When a woman finds her voice

Renee Ann Smith —  September 30, 2013 — 1 Comment

I was privileged to preview JoAnn Fore’s nonfiction book, When a Woman Finds Her Voice: Overcoming Life’s Hurts & Using Your Story to Make a Difference. This book shares Jo Ann’s and several other women’s journeys as they recovered from damage done in their pasts and learned to become confident women of God. Though I’ve never experienced the same abuse and domination as the ladies in the book, their stories touched my heart.

Here’s how Jo Ann describes the purpose of her book . . . 

“Whether you need to be restored or are looking for tools to help others, When a Woman Finds Her Voice offers practical hope, straight talk, and insightful biblical truths that lead you to healing and then help you lead others to . . .

  • Pull down mental traps and strip away their sense of power.
  • Connect within healthy community, even when you’ve been hurt.
  • Tame your emotions and focus on what matters.
  • Move beyond lingering hurts.
  • Shake free from shame, isolation, and other faulty thinking.
  • Make intentional choices that bring lasting change.
  • Uncover and protect your life purpose.
  • Share the stories you’ve been hesitant to share.
  • Learn to identify lies (false voices) and replace them with truth.”


And here’s JoAnn’s invitation for all potential readers . . .

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For Jo Ann, healing began when she spoke out. And that’s what she encourages women to do—find their voices and speak out. I appreciated Jo Ann’s vital message & would like to share a section of her book that “spoke” to me . . .

“Manipulative fear often neutralizes the rational voice, rendering it ineffective.

This fatal falling for lies was modeled for us long ago in a beautiful garden where Eve was tricked, deceived. Eve—the first woman, first wife, first mother, and the first one of us to fall for an ugly lie. That day Satan met Eve in the garden, he brought a convincing argument—one intended to lead her, and any of us who would follow, away from God’s truth.

I can’t think of anything more satisfying than a clean house and a godly husband who loves you. Eve had both. And there wasn’t another woman alive to compare herself with. Heaven on earth. Yet Satan found a way to convince her she deserved more. That somehow she didn’t measure up and God was holding out on her. Unfortunately, Eve’s choice to believe that lie was one emotionally expensive lesson with some far-reaching consequences.

  • She fell right into Satan’s plan.
  • She influenced someone else (Adam) who accepted a lie.
  • She rerouted God’s plans for her and her family.
  • She gave in to fear.
  • She withdrew from God.
  • She blamed someone else for her mistakes.
  • She, and her family, suffered long-term emotional pain.”

Ready to read more? You can purchase your copy of When a Woman Finds Her Voice at this link. ***Thanks to Jo Ann Fore for providing a copy for me to review.

Jo Ann ForeAbout the author: Jo Ann Fore is a popular blogger, certified Life Coach, and author of When A Woman Finds Her Voice: Overcoming Life’s Hurts & Using Your Story to Make a Difference. She is passionate about leading women into full, free lives. As the Founder of the vibrant, virtual community, Write Where It Hurts, Jo Ann and her team inspire women daily with practical hope, straight talk, and insightful biblical truths. Jo Ann resides in southeast Tennessee with her comedy-magician husband, Matt.

You can connect with Jo Ann at her website, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

One response to When a woman finds her voice

  1. It looks like an interesting book with a great message! Thanks for sharing!

    I found your post on Growing Home’s Teach Me Tuesday.

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