A Passion for Purpose
365 Daily Devotions for Missional Living
Iron Stream Media
Drawing from the lives and experiences of five women, A Passion for Purpose encourages women to live for God’s mission in all aspects of life regardless of life situation—single, married, with small children or retired. These missional thoughts challenge women to consider their communion with God, their understanding of Scripture, their worldview, their relationships across cultures, the way they communicate Christ through their actions and words, their ministry, and their influence.
Kimberly Sowell, author of the “Thin Red Line” Bible study series, is the founder and president of Kingdom Heart Ministries, a ministry dedicated to inspiring women to make their relationship with Jesus Christ the center of who they are and how they live each moment, growing in Christ and sharing their faith with the world. Through Kingdom Heart Ministries, Kimberly speaks at women’s events, writes devotions and Bible studies for women, leads renewal weekends, and equips women in missions and evangelism. She also served as the director of missions mobilization at Second Baptist Church in Lancaster, South Carolina. Kimberly holds a bachelor of arts degree from Clemson University and a master of divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She has authored and edited numerous magazine articles and newsletters for various evangelical groups, and has been featured on various radio and television programs. She and her husband, Kevin, along with their children, make their home in Lancaster, South Carolina.
Award-winning author of more than 30 books and countless magazine articles, Edna Ellison is a well-known keynote speaker who loves leading prayer retreats and mentoring aspiring writers and speakers across the United States and overseas. Edna is an honors graduate of Presbyterian College with a master’s degree from Converse College, an educational specialist degree from the University of South Carolina, and a doctorate from the University of Alabama. Having taught at three Baptist seminaries and two American universities, she now writes Bible study books from her Spartanburg, South Carolina, home. National president of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and a certified CLASS speaker, her life has been featured by Focus on the Family, where she has also been published. (EdnaEllison.com)
Joy Brown is a dramatist, a sign linguist, and a gifted Bible expositor. A minister’s wife for almost 40 years, Joy’s passion is biblical research, with an emphasis on understanding New Testament concepts in light of their Hebraic context. She and her husband, Wayne, founded Diversified Ministries, a global missions/evangelism outreach, which also provides retreats for ministers, missionaries, and their spouses.