A Woman of “Mad” Influence

Earlier this year I discovered this place called FlowerDust and began following this girl named Anne.  I was so intrigued by her blog, her passion for Uganda, her apparent love for people and her vulnerability in talking about the challenges and struggles she has faced as a Christ follower.

[I quickly discovered that I was just one of literally thousands who follow FlowerDust.]

Fast forward a few months and I find myself welcoming her to the Cross Point team and sitting with her dreaming about how to connect and encourage women in ministry.  What an honor!

As a woman in ministry, Anne has developed a tremendous amount of influence.  From the Compassion Uganda bloggers trip to her participation at Deadly Viper, to articles written for Relevant Magazine and Catalyst, to her upcoming book ‘Mad Church Disease’, Anne has earned her influence from authentically sharing who she is and vulnerably sharing God’s work in her life.

I’m so proud of what Anne is doing, so that’s why she’s my feature today for Wednesday’s Woman of Influence!

BTW – Anne’s book releases early next year, but guess what?  You can pre-order it now!  And better yet, you can pre-order it for only $11.55 at Amazon!  So go get it here.

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  • janowen July 16, 2008  

    I pre-ordered my book last week. This is BY FAR the earliest I have ever pre-ordered a book! Anne is a great example to me of how God uses experiences in our own lives to minister to others – and many times those things are painful, or difficult. I find it interesting that God often uses our disappointments more than our seeming success. Anne is an expert on what she’s written because she’s lived it.

  • Heidi July 16, 2008  

    Anne is an amazing woman of God.

    When I had heard that she was joining you.. Oh my gosh, my thought was, that church is just on fire about reaching people. I was in awe.

    I already pre-ordered mine too.

    This book is going to shake thousands. I can’t wait to sit down with a cup of coffee and DEVOUR it.

  • JudiFree.com July 16, 2008  

    I agree – I love, love, love Anne. She has been a major influence (along with you) in my life the past couple of months.

    What’s it like to work with her now?

    I just preordered the book – can’t wait.

  • ncarnes July 16, 2008  

    I’ve got a lot going on right now, so I will be pre-ordering the book a little later, but I cannot wait to get it. There is so much positive buzz about it.

  • Tommy Sircy July 16, 2008  

    I think I’m going to wait and pay full price, just because I know it’s going to be worth it.

    God has placed a distinct calling on Anne’s life and she has answered that call. Cindy and I have counted it a blessing to read her insights. Finally, meeting her in person confirmed what we already believed, she is the real deal.

  • anne jackson July 17, 2008  

    you are way way way too kind. WAY!