Multi-published author, speaker, blogger, teacher, wife, grandmother Yolanda Shanks wears many hats, but the one she most resonates with is her role as an advocate for living life to its fullest.
An early suicide attempt put things in perspective for Shanks. She was in her teens and had given up on life. But by the grace and mercies of God, when her attempt failed, something began to change within her. Shanks knew God had a purpose and a call on her life, and she simply couldn't keep it to herself.
That defining moment didn't only leave her with a desire to live an abundant and full life, but to walk closer to her Lord and Savior. Since, she's been doing just that
Shanks' award-winning first book, Destined to Live, Despite Me, continues to be a source of hope for those battling effects from a prior suicide attempt. It garnered an enthusiastic Kirkus review, which stated the book was "a commendable guide for finding meaning after considering suicide."
Her devotional series, Not Just a Hearer, But A Doer (volumes 1 and 2), challenges the body of Christ to act upon scripture, while her Biblical study book, A Cause to Be Thankful, is a call for Christians to shed the spirit of entitlement and replace it with a spirit of thankfulness.
Check her website (www.YolandaShanks.com) for book events in your area and for weekly wisdom from this lover of life and committed Christ-follower.