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firstname.lastname@example.org International Speaker and Bible Teacher, Jo Saxton, Combines Her Powerful Personal Story and Deep Biblical Insights to Invite Women on a Journey of Redemption, Where God is Able to Make All Things New
Best-selling author and speaker Jo Saxton, regularly featured on the most influential Christian leadership platforms, including Catalyst and Propel conferences, is set to release her new book, The Dream of You: Let Go of Broken Identities and Live the Life You Were Made For (
WaterBrook & Multnomah, January 23, 2018). Saxton, who is passionate about seeing Jesus transform lives, wants to help readers confront their past, break through stifling perceptions, and live authentically.
“When our identity in Christ is reduced to a checklist, it’s no wonder why the connection between our faith and our identity is a big disconnect for many of us,” says Saxton. “The Dream of You
is God’s vision of you—your real, true identity and your God-given purpose.”
Saxton pulls back the curtain on anxiety millions of women may feel, with compelling chapter titles like “Don’t Call Me Pleasant,” “The Day I Lost My Voice,” and “Breaking Up With Perfection.” Saxton believes pain and society-placed labels often shape identities, but redemption is possible.
The book also chronicles the triumphs and tragedies of Jo’s journey growing up as a child of Nigerian immigrants in the U.K., ultimately finding her own significance, and now raising a multi-racial and multi-cultural family in the American Midwest. Saxton’s journey becomes a mirror to reflect readers’ own experiences, while her lessons-learned become images to emulate (“Steps Toward Recovering Your Life”).
“Jo writes with the same gusto with which she speaks, from a life lived fiercely and faithfully. Without an understanding of our core identity, we will squander the short time we have here on earth and miss out on the story the God of the universe has written for each of us, one of meaning and intimacy. Jo challenges us to live as we were meant to, with power and purpose,” says Jennie Allen, author of Nothing to Prove
and founder and visionary of the IF: Gathering. The Dream of You
opens with Jo’s childhood account of wanting to be Wonder Woman. Little Jo wore a version of the famed red boots every chance she got. As the book unfolds with wisdom and faith lessons, adult and mentor Jo asks, “Will You Ever Let Wonder Woman Go?” which challenges readers not only to shed someone else’s identity, but also release the need to save everyone but yourself.
A woman who teaches the Gospel. A woman of color coming of age in Europe. A wife and mom nurturing a multi-racial family in a divided America. A businesswoman juggling it all. Jo Saxton’s surprising pedigree of contradictions and connections will resonate with millions as she gives practical advice for them to discover The Dream of You
. For more information on this must-read for a fresh start in 2018, visit www.waterbrookmultnomah.com or https://www.josaxton.com/product/the-dream-of-you/.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: JO SAXTON
is a popular leadership trainer, international speaker, and author who is passionate about seeing Jesus transform lives across the globe. She has been featured at IF: Gathering, Catalyst, Thrive, and Propel conferences. Jo also chairs the board of an international discipleship organization, 3D Movements; serves on the advisory board for Today's Christian Woman; and co-hosts the LeadStories podcast. Jo and her husband, Chris, live in the Minneapolis area with their two daughters. Facebook
: https://www.facebook.com/1josaxton/ Twitter/Instagram:
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