Jennifer Kennedy Dean is executive director of The Praying Life Foundation, a bestselling author, and a respected speaker. She is the author of numerous books, studies, and magazine articles specializing in prayer and spiritual growth. Her book Hearts Cry has been named National Day of Prayers recommended resource. Her bestselling Bible study, Live a Praying Life®, has been called a flagship work on prayer and was a 2011 Retailers Choice Award finalist. Widely recognized as an unusually gifted communicator of the deep truths of Gods Word, Jennifer speaks all over the world, calling Gods people to discover the difference between a prayer life and a praying life. Jennifer was widowed in 2005 after 26 years of marriage to Wayne Dean, her partner both in life and ministry. They have three grown sons and four grandchildren, and counting. Jennifer is national prayer director and board member for Christian Women in Media, Kentucky state director for the United States National Prayer Council, a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and Americas National Prayer Committee (National Day of Prayer), and an advisory board member for Womens Prayer International. She is host of The Praying Life Minute and the podcast Praying Life Live.