Repurposed Faith and Amazing Stories from Everyday Women

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There is so much we can learn from someone else’s story! I’m excited to introduce a new project featuring the stories of 34 amazing women who have seen God at work in their lives. Hear the introduction to the book Life, Repurposed in this podcast episode. 

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Inspired Life

In 2020, I had this idea to create compilation book featuring the stories of women who have experienced God’s power and grace and found hope in the midst of life’s challenges. When I put out a call for submissions, I had no idea where it would go, but now I’m excited to introduce the book Life, Repurposed: Stories of Grace, Hope, and Restored Faith

I also wanted to make this a project that could give back to impact the next generation of women. A portion of the royalties from the book goes to Destiny Rescue, an organization that is committed to rescuing kids from sexual exploitation and helping them stay free. Since 2001, this organization has rescued more than 5900 individuals enslaved around the world, helped keep hundreds more from entering the sex trade through various human trafficking prevention programs, ensured justice for those who have been wronged, and raised awareness. (Readers are welcome to make additional donations or help to spread the word about the fundraiser.) 

Life, Repurposed

In this episode, I read the introduction to the book. I hope you’ll listen in to hear more about how the project got started and learn more about the mission to change women’s lives! 

We’re having a virtual launch party that you don’t want to miss on April 12. Giveaways, video interviews and more from the authors! 

Join the Party! 

Over the coming months, you’ll hear many of their stories on the podcast.  


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Life, Repurposed: Stories of Grace, Hope, and Restored Faith


You’ll find comfort, inspiration, and wisdom in these 34 stories from women just like you. Every encouraging account shows hope and renewed faith as they have come through trials and tough times, including family struggles, infertility, health challenges, doubt, fear, human trafficking, depression, heartbreak, loss, and more. 

In these examples of forgiveness, starting over, renewed joy, fresh faith, love, healing, acceptance, and refined hope, you’ll be inspired to experience your own story of transformation. 

Plus, thought-provoking questions to use on your own for reflection or for group discussion. 

Learn more about the authors and the book at: 



Authors: Amy Marcoux, Amy Moin, Annette Warsaw, Becky Hofstad, Betty Predmore, Christina Ryan Claypool, Daphne Tarango, Darla S. Grieco, Diana Leagh Matthews, Dr. Marlene Carson, Alba Corva, Joanie Shawhan, Jodie Cooper, Kathy Carlton Willis, Kolleen Lucariello, Linda L. Kruschke, Maureen Cresencia Kambarami, Maureen Hager, Meaghan Jackson, Meg Glesener, Michele Morin, Nancy Graves, Natalie LavelockRee BoadoRLSeaton, Robyn Mulder, Ruth Black, Sarah Buckland, Shannon Anderson, Sue Donaldson, Susan Macias, Teresa Janzen, Terri Prahl, Tracey Russell 

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(Please note: books posted here on my blog are purely because I want to share them. Sometimes I receive free copies for review, and other times I purchase the books. Some I get from the library. Either way, any endorsement I offer here on the blog is simply because I want to talk about the book. )

Michelle Rayburn is the author of The Repurposed and Upcycled Life: When God Turns Trash to Treasure, as well as a small group Bible study to accompany the book. Learn more about these and her other books here. A sample chapter of the book and Bible study are available for free download.

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