Imagine raising two teenagers and a newborn baby, working full-time as a motivational speaker, teacher, and pastor--all at the same time! This hilarious and heart-warming book opens an amazing window into the arena of parenting. You will laugh and you will cry, but most of all, the hope that you feel as you read the pages of this book will encourage, inspire, and motivate you. It's not a manual of quick fixes, clichéd answers, and packaged solutions. It's an insightful, humorous, and honest account from a mother who's been there and back and lived to tell the tale. As you indulge yourself in this delightful book, you will come to realize that parenting is an adventure with few rules and a whole lot of trial and error. You will discover that the answers to parenting are found in the most unlikely of places and that the parent your children need is already inside of you just waiting to be set free.
Jane Evans, and her husband Ashley, are the Senior Pastors of Paradise Community Church in Adelaide, South Australia. This vibrant church is one of the largest and most successful in Australia, ministering to more than 6000 people each weekend. Jane leads and oversees more than 100 paid full time staff and more than 1000 volunteers in her role as senior pastor. Jane is a dynamic speaker, leader and motivator. She is highly respected and is a much sought after conference speaker who has an intense and passionate ability to powerfully communicate truth and life into her audiences. She speaks regularly on TV into the Australian and American market and is considered one of the emerging voices to women all over the world. Jane possesses tremendous versatility and is able to speak with authority on a broad range of topics. She is a mother of teenagers and a toddler. She is a full time minister, the wife of a minister and also travels the world speaking and teaching. Her background as a counselor to thousands of women and her success at helping countless women overcome the affects of abuse and other life altering problems makes her understand first-hand the issues facing ordinary people. One of Janes amazing gifts is perception and an ability to speak with piercing accuracy into the lives of people. She is personable and warm and able to relate to people of all ages. She has great honesty and sensitivity and tackles both the easy and difficult areas of life with the same boldness and openness. One of Janes great characteristics is her humor which she uses powerfully to engage her audiences and penetrate their hearts. She is also on the Board of Directors for Compassion Australia and is the South Australian Director of Australian Christian Women. Along with Ashley, Janes ministry also includes the challenging and fruitful area of managing their household and raising their three sons, Mark, Nathan and Benjamin aged eighteen, sixteen and four.