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Review and Giveaway: Fire Woman by Joanna Sanders January 8, 2020

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About the Book

Book: Fire Women
Author: Joanna Sanders
Genre: Non-fiction
Release Date: October, 2019

Combining biblical instruction and discipleship, Fire Women is a testimony to the powerful benefits of submitting even the most intense desires to the authority of Jesus Christ. It’s an intimate view of a woman with almost-untamable passion and the God who delivered her to live the passionate life she truly desired.
Having been married twice, Joanna candidly reveals a stark contrast between her two marriages, as well as the impact of her choices through three decades of being burned—and nearly destroyed—by the desire of the flesh. In hopes to inspire passionate women to godly living, Joanna shares practical applications from the difficult lessons learned within an intense five-year refining period between marriages and an honest account of a landscape laid ruin by a life of sin. Written from the perspective of one fiery woman to another, readers will hear of the worth of living God’s way, the importance of dying to self, the true measure of passion in God’s eyes, and that not all flame is bad . . .

Click here to get your copy!

About the Author


Joanna Sanders is a graduate of Villanova University and Moody Theological Seminary. She’s the founder and head writer of, which provides biblical content support, writing, and editing. She loves helping other authors realize God’s purpose through their stories and reflecting His glory back through their words. It has been her lifelong dream to finally write her own story. Joanna writes and edits for several Christian publications and publishers and has a heart for women’s ministry.
Most importantly, she is wife to Geoff and mom to three godly-men-in-training. Cookies, pasta, music, and the beach also play integral roles in her life.

More from Joanna

My parents named me after a song about a woman who consumed her lover in such a way that even long after she had left him, he continued to find glory in the short, but intense way she had loved him. It was like my parents knew I would love with a fierceness that could not be contained, that would subject me—and those around me—to a thousand deaths by my own hand. They knew before I was born. This has been a long journey.
I spent many years trying to figure out my intense passion, wrestling with it, even trying to extinguish it by choking out its oxygen. I didn’t realize there was indeed a healthy place for it. In fact, I felt like each time I looked around this world, I could only see that there was no place for it where it wouldn’t set flame to those around it as well.
I hadn’t viewed my intense passion so much as a gift before, especially since it got me in more and more trouble as I followed it. But now I see it as a gift. My passion is what has driven me to finish this book and, God willing, hopefully inspire you with my testimony. My passion is what gives me endurance and drive to persevere, to finish well in all areas of my walk, and to meet Him at the finish line.
If you are a passionate woman like me, join me in the journey. I can’t wait to show you how I learned, and Who I learned was able to handle my passion. The same road is waiting for you.

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, January 3
janicesbookreviews, January 4
Inklings and notions, January 5
Artistic Nobody, January 6 (Author Interview)
Through the Lens of Scripture, January 7
Genesis 5020, January 8
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, January 9
For the Love of Literature, January 10 (Author Interview)
Just the Write Escape, January 11
For Him and My Family, January 12
Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, January 13
Christian Bookshelf Reviews, January 14 (Author Interview)
CarpeDiem, January 15
Emily Yager, January 16



To celebrate her tour, Joanna is giving away the grand prize package of a $20 Amazon Gift Card and signed copy of Fire Women!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

My thoughts:

This book was much different then I thought it would be based on the description. This book is all about sexual purity. Somehow I didn’t pick up on that when I requested to review it. Nonetheless, it was an interesting read.

Honestly, this is a book all single women should read. Instead of just telling our kids, “Don’t have pre-martial sex because the Bible tells us so,” we can engage in a real conversation after reading this book about what is does the the body, heart and soul. How do you overcome those desires that are God-given and very natural?

Joanne does a great job telling her personal story, and it’s personal all right, but that is what hooked me; hearing her heart and her struggles even after making her commitment to stay pure.

I would recommend moms reading this so you can have a honest conversation about sex and the importance of waiting until marriage. It gave me a lot more to work with than, “Just don’t do it.”

Grab your copy at Amazon, or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me through the Celebrate Lit Team. All opinions are my own. 




5 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: Fire Woman by Joanna Sanders”

  1. Peggy Says:

    the link to the giveaway widget does not work.

  2. Emma Says:

    This sounds good. Most of my children are boys, but it might be a good one for me to read, anyway.

  3. Melissa W Says:

    What an important subject!

  4. carylkane Says:

    Melissa, thank you for sharing this timely book.

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