Ready to Rise
Own Your Voice, Gather Your Community, Step into Your Influence
Apr 14, 2020 | 224 Pages
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About Ready to Rise
"Jo is one of my most trusted voices in Christian leadership. . . . She leads auditoriums full of people, and she leads me one-on-one."—Jen Hatmaker
Have you ever questioned the roles you find yourself in, wondering if you were made for more but unsure of the rocky path before you? Have you had a clear vision for your life, but along the way, insecurity and fear weighted your dreams and silenced the voice within you?
You’re not alone. Many amazing women like you have experienced the same struggles. Whether you’re moving into leadership, discovering your calling, fighting for change, or doing all three, leadership coach and speaker Jo Saxton affirms that God designed women for influence and impact.
But are you living up to your full potential?
Ready to Rise tackles the real-life issues—from harassment and sexism to self-doubt and loneliness—that can discourage and derail women from leading in the areas God has called them to. With insights from her own journey and powerful biblical examples, Jo offers practical advice to empower and equip women to transform their communities.
If you’ve ever longed to uncover your true potential, own your voice, and boldly advance God’s goodness in the world, now is the time to start. Get ready to rise!
Saxton’s voice on leadership is bold, urgent, and full of grace. She calls us to challenge our preconceived notions about leadership and influence, to question the lies we’ve believed, and to rediscover the calling of God. This book is an invitation to rise into the fullness of whom God made each of us to be and to remember that we do our best rising together.”—Amena Brown, poet, author, and host of HER with Amena Brown podcast
“Our ability as women to own, shape, and steward our experiences and stories will directly influence how whole and healed our communities can be. In a world brimming with hopelessness, brokenness, and sin, this is the exact book we need to fully step into our leadership to restore not only our broken communities but our broken selves in the process.”—Jenny Yang, vice president of advocacy and policy at World Relief
“Ready to Rise is written with the beauty and creativity of prose, crafted with the understanding of a best friend who ‘gets it,’ and is yet saturated with the teachings and revelations of an international pastor who cracks the code on having and living by faith. Packed with entertaining personal accounts and ‘aha’ moments (some ‘ouch’ moments too), and anchored by teachings and tools for the ages, Jo Saxton readies you. The rise is sure to follow.”—Zakiya Larry, brand-elevation strategist
“Jo reminds us that when we boldly step into our lives, we create a legacy for those coming after us. Jo’s words are an encouragement for us to walk into the unknown—with confidence that Christ has commissioned us all to rise up.”—Jessica Honegger, founder and co-CEO of Noonday Collection and author of Imperfect Courage
“At a time when many are afraid to use their voices, gifts, and talents, we must understand how our lives are intricately connected. Who might be waiting for you to use your voice and leverage your influence? Ready to Rise inspires a generation to take our place in the midst of doubt and chaos and lead with full confidence.”—Latasha Morrison, author and founder of Be the Bridge
“This book isn’t about platform, opportunity, or how to get ahead; it’s about the heart of a woman and the words we’ve needed to hear for centuries. From heartwarming personal stories, authentic dialogues, and accurate biblical foundation, Ready to Rise will help women all across the globe find their voices—and keep them.”—Toni J. Collier, communicator, host, and consultant
“Rooted in truth and conviction, Jo empowers us with a framework that unleashes how we were uniquely created to live and lead. Reshape your inner thoughts to become an influential voice for your community.”—Jessica Nam Kim, CEO and cofounder of ianacare
“Jo Saxton encourages and challenges us to stretch out, be bold, and trust God with the gifts He has placed within each of us. This is a must-read book that will both inspire and encourage you!”—Laurel M. Bunker, vice president of Christian formation and church relations at Bethel University
About Jo SaxtonJo 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, known as 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.
224 pages | Published by WaterBrook
On Sale Date: Apr 14, 2020
Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8
Carton Quantity: 24
Sneak PeekRead the first chapter of Ready to Rise. A powerful call to step into your full potential that biblically affirms the need for women to rise up and work together to make a better world. In this particular cultural moment, where the momentum of #MeToo meets raised voices over injustice in wage equality and minority representation, popular speaker and podcaster Jo Saxton wants to move women beyond disempowerment. Instead, she draws women together to grow their grit and to establish new partnerships that will have a powerful chain effect. Ready to Rise tackles the real-life issues women face—workplace harassment, sexism, low self-esteem, financial woes, power battles, and old wounds—while providing meaningful wisdom from Jo's own journey to leadership. Added to this personal reflection are stories of empowered women from the Bible. Jo then calls on readers to invest in the next generation of women and build new communities where diverse female leadership can flourish. Ready to Rise pulls together Jo's best practices in both listening to the hearts of women and empowering them to change the landscape.
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International Speaker and Leadership Coach Jo Saxton Invites Women to Own Their Voice and Boldy Advance God’s Goodness in the World
“Inspired by the #MeToo movement’s momentum in raising awareness of injustices such as wage inequality, Lead Stories podcaster Jo Saxton calls on women to fill leadership roles in Ready to Rise.”
— Publishers Weekly
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – In an era of #metoo and #churchtoo, Jo Saxton, international speaker, author, podcast host, and leadership coach, presents an inspiring call to women in her new book, Ready to Rise: Own Your Voice, Gather Your Community, Step into Your Influence (WaterBrook, 4/14/20).
As the founder and coach of her own online leadership development program for women, Saxton has seen too many women struggle with feeling weighed down by fear and insecurity while longing to rise up into their calling and purpose. Ready to Rise tackles the real-life issues—from harassment and sexism to self-doubt and loneliness—that can discourage and derail women from leading in the areas God has called them to.
With insights from her own journey and powerful biblical examples, Jo offers practical advice to empower and equip women to transform their communities. “When we use our voice, our influence, when we show up in our own lives and calling, it strengthens, invites, and empowers others to do the same.”
With questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter, Ready to Rise is a valuable resource for individuals or groups eager to introduce change in their lives. Additional special features include a personal “I Am Ready to Rise” section at the back of the book and several “conversations in theory,” in which fictional characters based on real women in Saxton’s life provide an example of a community coming together to support and encourage each other.
“Your voice makes a difference,” she writes. “Your voice in all its fullness is powerful and brimming with potential. You don’t need to apologize for it or be afraid of it. But you do need to discover it, or recover it, and learn how to use it in all its beauty and purpose.”
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