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Upcoming Author Introduction–Michelle Lesley

Monday, May 3, 2010

It’s not often (okay, never) that I dedicate a blog post to an individual author, to recognizing and celebrating someone making that step on the journey from writer to published author, but I can’t not do it.

Michelle Lesley holds a B.A. in psychology and did her master’s work in both education and marriage and family counseling. She taught school for several years and worked as a university advisor. She has taught countless Bible studies since she was a teenager, and she has been committed to daily personal Bible study for nearly twenty years. While serving as a women’s ministry leader, she especially enjoyed teaching women’s Bible studies. As the associational prayer coordinator for the Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge, she assists in and oversees the prayer ministries of over 100 churches in her area and leads Bible studies and workshops.

Michelle’s Bible study, Jacob: Journaling the Journey, grew out of her devotional journal. Jacob follows the story of the patriarch as he grows from an impetuous mama’s boy into one of the founding fathers of the faith. Equally important to Jacob’s story are the family members—such as “Manipu-Mom” Rebecca, “Wild Thing” Esau, and Rachel, “Queen of High Maintenance”—who played such vital roles in his life. With its emphasis on stream of consciousness journaling, this Bible study uses the story of Jacob to draw out the story of readers’ own journey toward godliness through a fulfilling, dynamic alternative to traditional workbook Bible studies. Jacob releases in the spring of 2012 from Journey Press.

Michelle has always used writing as a creative outlet. As a child, she wrote poems and short stories. Later, she drew upon her experience in music ministry and ventured into songwriting. Journaling during her quiet time led Michelle into a deeper and more intimate relationship with God, and it is out of these journals that her first book grew.

As an army brat, Michelle has lived in some interesting places such as Alaska and New Mexico, but returned to her native Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1989. Here, she graduated from LSU with a degree in child and adolescent psychology, and did her master’s work in family counseling. She remains a die-hard Tiger fan.

Michelle and her husband have been blessed by the six wonderful children God has brought into their lives. Passionate about prayer, Michelle serves as the Associational Prayer Coordinator for the greater Baton Rouge area, working with over 100 churches and pastors to increase corporate prayer. She also sings on the praise team, assists her husband with his duties as minister of music at their church, and home schools her three youngest children.

(from the Sheaf House Publishing Dream blog and Sheaf House website.)

Visit Michelle’s blog at Be sure to let her know that her little sister is very proud of her and sent you over!

  1. Monday, May 3, 2010 5:49 am

    That is too fun!!! Congratulations to your sister!! I’ll stop over and visit her right now. 🙂



  2. Monday, May 3, 2010 7:32 am

    Aw, so sweet! Thanks!


  3. Monday, May 3, 2010 8:25 am

    How neat! Congratulations to your sister!!


  4. Monday, May 3, 2010 1:57 pm

    Thanks for introducing us to your sis!


  5. Monday, May 3, 2010 4:03 pm

    How adorable! Thanks for introducing your sister. So, writing talent runs in the family…


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