Heartwork of Hope: A Directed Journal, Major JoAnn Shade’s 2006 work published by Others Press, is designed to take the reader on a journey of discovery — through Scripture and quotations from a wide variety of authors, poetry and the experiences of the author herself — and into a deeper walk with the Lord.
“This directed journal opens new possibilities for the soul to breathe the presence of
— Elaine Heath, Ph.D., Perkins School of Theology
“A tool for discovering the ‘more’ that God has for you.”
— Lucinda Secrest McDowell, author, Spa for the Soul
“A treasure to mine and a trail to follow.”
— Jerry R. Flora, Th.D., Ashland Theological Seminary
Seasons: A Woman’s Calling to Ministry, published by Salvation Books, explores the life of women in leadership, drawing on the author’s own 30 years of experience as a Salvation Army officer in the USA. Unique in the Christian world is the team–ministry concept, in which both husband and wife are ordained.
JoAnn currently ministers with her husband, Larry; they are preparing together to open a Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Ashland, Ohio. JoAnn is a trained counselor who holds a D.Min. from Ashland Theological Seminary, where her doctoral thesis was on “Women in Prophetic Leadership.” Seasons explores the distinctive challenges faced by women in Christian leadership and provides theological and practical support through biblical character studies and wisdom gleaned from Shade’s experience.