Thursday, February 21, 2013

Soul Friend

Let me introduce you to a book by an Aussie author. I've read the first few pages and so far it has in-depth descriptions which gave my mind a very clear view of where she was. I had intentions to finish Soul Friend and write a review - but IndieReCon began and well, my time has been completely invested there. I've learnt loads of tips already on editing, branding, common mistakes to avoid and marketing. And two absolutely fabulous things about IndieReCon ... it's free and all the info will be staying up on the site.

So I look forward to getting into this book and going on a journey with Jo-Anne as she goes on a journey with a spiritual mentor and friend when IndieReCon ends.

The Book:

Soul Friend is an honest and intimate portrayal of the author's own journey with her wise, spiritual mentor and the warm, life-giving relationship that developed between them during their fifteen years of meeting together. This story is written in the hope that it will inspire many not only to seek out such a spiritual friendship for themselves but also to provide such a friendship for another.

Beautifully written, this honest and insightful memoir is an inspiring celebration of the ancient art of spiritual companionship. Dr Rick Lewis

Soul friendship is a very under-emphasised resource of Christian discipleship, particularly for Christian leaders. Jo-Anne has written honestly, beautifully, sensitively and powerfully. Dr Keith Farmer

The Author
3975230Jo-Anne Berthelsen lives in Sydney but grew up in Brisbane. She holds degrees in Arts and Theology and has worked as a high school teacher, editor and secretary, as well as in local church ministry. Jo-Anne loves communicating through both the written and spoken word. She is the author of five published novels – Heléna, All the Days of My Life, Laura, Jenna andHeléna’s Legacy, with a sixth, The Inheritance, due for release in 2013. Her first non-fiction work Soul Friend: The story of a shared spiritual journey was released in October 2012. Jo-Anne loves music, reading, mentoring younger women, and sharing with community groups about writing. She is married to a retired minister and has three grown-up children and three grandchildren.

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  1. Now this is something we truly need more of, and I am so glad to know there is a book out on it. I will be looking for it. Thank you!

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my 'Soul Friend' book here, Michelle. We can't read and do everything in life, can we--and the IndieReCon info does look really valuable, so I'm glad you opted for that! Hope you get to read the rest of 'Soul Friend' one day though! God bless.

  3. Great reviews of IndieReCon and Soul Friend.
    Happy Weekend!

  4. Glad to hear IndieReCon is so helpful. I'm going to have to stop by and take a look. I really enjoyed your intro of Soul Friend. Sounds like a nice book. (Glad to have found this site!)

  5. Nice to "meet" Jo-Anne! Having a spiritual friend would be awesome! Sounds like an interesting book. Enjoy IndieReCon!!--appears very informative and useful for self-pubbers. :)

  6. This book sounds great! A spiritual friendship/mentorship is definately important, and while I've never read a memoir, I may have to make this my first! Thanks for the review, Michelle. Bless you!

  7. Soul Friend sounds very interesting, as does IndieReCon. Thanks for sharing information about each.

  8. Thanks for the rec, Michelle. I hope you had fun at IndieReCon!

  9. IndieReCon was a blast! I learned so much. And now I've learned about Joanne's book. THanks!

  10. Sounds like an uplifting read! Love the cover too. xx


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