Episode #89 

Though it has been nearly five years since releasing her last book, award-winning author, speaker, TV host and national recording artist Shannon Perry never meant to take a hiatus from writing.

During the past few years, Perry saw her mother diagnosed with cancer, which she subsequently passed away from in 2017. While her mother was fighting for her life, her father was also diagnosed with cancer, requiring immediate surgery. In the midst of her caretaker role as an only child, Shannon continued to speak at conferences and events across the country where she asked women of all ages to describe the most difficult challenges they face on a daily basis. Find out how Shannon discovered the twelve core issues that affect almost all women, and why she thinks women’s ministry as a whole needs a reboot…

About Shannon Perry:

Described by one conference attendee as “a cross between comedian Chonda Pierce and Bible teacher Beth Moore,” Shannon Perry has been named the favorite speaker by numerous women’s conferences and groups. She hosts a weekly TV show, Grace in High Heels, which airs on five television networks into over 100 million homes. 

She is the author of four books, “Grace in High Heels: Real Life Reflections of Humor, Hope and Healing,” “The Overlooked Generation: Parenting Teens and Tweens in a Complicated Culture” (endorsed by renowned author and youth evangelist, Josh McDowell), the Reader’s Favorite Award winning book, “Stand: Staying Balanced with Answers for Real Teen Life“, and her latest “Grace and Guts: Strategies for Living a Knock-out Life”. She holds a Master’s degree in Education and Counseling and is a Certified Instructor in Parenting Classes and Crisis Counseling. She is considered one of the foremost experts on bullying in the country. Her articles have appeared in several magazines and websites including Focus on the Family magazine, Brio magazine, Charisma magazine, Crosswalk.comiBelieve.comBeliefnet.com, among many others.

As a singer and songwriter, Shannon has teamed with Lifeway’s Songwriter of the Year, Paul Marino, to write and record songs for one full-length CD as well as the song, “Overlooked,” featured on Shannon’s latest CD, In Her Shoes. The music video for “Overlooked” was directed by Telly Award-winning filmmaker Jeff Kubach whose credits include the hit television shows Survivor and Burn Notice.  Shannon has performed with the Houston Symphony, at Carnegie Hall, and sang the National Anthem at a Houston Astros Game and Houston Texans NFL game before 70,000 fans.

Shannon has created four original women’s conferences, and speaks at churches, retreats, schools, and or organizations across America. She hosted her own radio show in Houston, Texas, and has been a featured speaker at Salem Radio community events in various cities throughout the country. For more information, visit www.ShannonPerry.com.

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Notes & Quotes: 

“When things are not going our way we have to decide what it is we believe about God and our Faith”

“After interviewing over 5,000 Moms, its clear many are looking for what to do after their kids grow up and leave the home, they are desperate to rediscover their purpose”

“Our faith grows rapidly when we find ourselves overwhelmed and and all alone in life. When we have a ‘snot in the carpet’ kind of cry, that’s when we find the real “Jesus”

“Difficult people (Controllers, Blamer’s, Bullies, Victims) show a consistent pattern of un-remorseful behaviors”