Discovering Fierce Faith, Unquenchable Passion, and a Life-Giving God
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Bianca Juarez Olthoff fires up audiences around the world with hilarious stories and profound Bible teaching as she inspires women to live with unquenchable passion. Bianca has been in ministry for fifteen years and wholeheartedly believes that everything we do—whether we walk, talk, preach, or teach—we do it all in the name of LOVE.
Bianca’s parents raised her to believe in prayer and miracles in the tough streets of East Los Angeles. Her Puerto Rican mother homeschooled four children as her father, a Mexican immigrant, led mission trips and worked multiple jobs to feed their family of six.
Through the years, Bianca has clung to the faithfulness of God even when she’s faithless. She loves God and is committed to speaking truth when it hurts, loving when it’s hard, and living life out loud. She earned a Master’s degree in Humanities and is now a writer and teacher in love with two men: Jesus and her husband, Matt. Bianca is also a stepmom who loves to have dance parties with Parker, Ryen, and Ricci [aka The Cutest Dog In The World].
Whether discussing topics from justice to pop culture Bianca is passionate about God’s word and teaches around the globe about life, love, and the pursuit of Jesus. She has spent the last ten years building the Church and mobilizing God’s people to action alongside her husband Matt, who serves as Executive Director and Pastor for Project Europe. Bianca currently works as the Chief Storyteller for The A21 Campaign and Creative Director for Propel Women.
This fall, fans can experience Bianca’s humor and insight as her first book arrives on August 30, 2016: Play with Fire: Discovering Fierce Faith, Unquenchable Passion, and a Life-Giving God (Zondervan). With her trademark humor and honesty, Play with Fire reminds women that God has huge dreams for each of his children. In Bianca’s words, “He’s whispering in the wind and speaking through the fire and shouting in silence the extraordinary dream. His dream for you is far greater than the dream you have for yourself. It’s not your identity, income or influence that will make this happen. Like Zechariah 4:6 says, ‘It’s not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord.’ It’s time to play with fire.”
“I love this book written by my fiery Puerto Rican sister, Bianca! Her transparent stories will stir your passion and position you to flourish amid the fires of chaos, exhaustion, and confusion.”
–Lisa Bevere, Messenger International, Best-Selling Author Lioness Arising, Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry, and Fight Like a Girl
"Bianca, thank you for being so vulnerable and sharing your story, as well as the truths you’ve discovered along the way. This book is a treasure. If you’re experiencing a struggle, desire to know God on a more passionate level or simply want to be encouraged, you’ve found the perfect book!”
-Kari Jobe, Grammy-nominated Christian music artist
Title: Play with Fire
Subtitle: Discovering Fierce Faith, Unquenchable Passion, and a Life-Giving God
Author: Bianca Olthoff
Release Date: August 2016
Retail Price: 16.99
Number of Pages: 208
NetGalley: Play with Fire