Women in High Def: Boldly Living Your Purposes with Vibrant Clarity

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9780985417208: Women in High Def: Boldly Living Your Purposes with Vibrant Clarity

Women are as unique as snowflakes or butterflies, but after surveying hundreds of them, writer and radio host Diane Markins learned that the top needs they feel are the same. She also began hearing a recurring theme: I want more! I want to be better! I want to be bold!
Women in High Def aims to propel women out of a low-def, foggy life of going through the motions in a blur. The profound stories, intercessory prayer prompts and coaching elements work together to catapult women into living fearlessly for God...being bolder moms, having purposeful passions, pursuing marriage excellence, loving themselves with gusto, laughing with abandon, transforming mistakes into blasts of blessings and bravely seeking the Lord in all His majestic glory. The Bible study at the back of the book points them to scripture to gain Biblical insight and direction for each need and role they play. It can be used alone or in a group.
Women in High Def is not passive reading. It cries out to the spirit of readers to be unafraid as they actively reach for clarity, vibrancy and intensity in all the meaningful areas of their lives.

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Diane Markins has always aspired to live in High Def. She uses her radio show, writing and speaking to inspire women to transform their lives from mediocre and complacent to bold and vibrant. She settles for nothing less in her own life as a wife, mom, grandmother, friend and colleague. Diane writes two blogs, WomenInHighDef.com and WordsInHighDef.com, is a regular contributor to the Presidential Prayer Team website and CBN.com. She and her husband of 33 years work and live close to their children in Arizona.

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"Women in High Def is as colorful as birthstone gems, touching the core of every personality type. You'll be inspired to sharpen up and brighten the focus of all your pursuits!" ~FlorenceLittauer, founder of ClassSeminars, international speaker and author is one of only a handful of women to have earned both the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), and CPAE (Council of Peers Award of Excellence) from the National Speakers Association.

Women in High Def will remind you that when God writes your story, you are in for the adventure of a lifetime! Diane Markins has written a book addressing topics women deal with on a day-to-day basis. If you are looking for a contemporary, captivating read filled with practical advice that will give you insight and wisdom for daily decisions, this is it!” Carol Kent, Speaker and Author “Between a Rock and a Grace Place” (Zondervan)

“Not only does Women in High Def replace the everyday devotional but it blasts your life to a new level. This is a wonderful read that will challenge your life, your spirit and your very core to be bigger and bolder. With heart stirring stories, challenging coaching tips and powerful biblical passages Diane Markins is an inspirational leader and author to follow for years to come.” ~Dena Patton, Life Coach & CEO of Chat, Chew and Chocolate

“As a women’s healthcare specialist for 30 years, I can say that Diane Markins “gets it”.....she understands the insecurities most women have about their bodies and the significance of healthy living. Women in High Def shows how to intersect physical and spiritual fitness for balance and wholeness. There is a sense of being grounded in reality and a common sense that is easy to understand.” ~Dr. Harry C. Watters, Board Certified OB/GYN with a subspecialty in Preventative Medicine
 

“As women, we desperately need inspiration and affirmation if we are going to live our multi-layered lives with excellence and passion. Women in High Def offers just what we need--inspiring stories of real people and real situations that will help us live bravely and boldly. Focused prayers follow each story so that we are reminded that God must be our all in all. Open this book often and feel your spirit smile!” ~Lorraine Pintus, International author, speaker and writing coach

 

“With the focus of a magnifying glass and the authenticity of a new best friend, Diane Markins upgrades your view of life--from grainy black and white to a compelling image that inspires both hope and action in the lives of women everywhere. Breaking the cycle of dull, blurry programming, Diane invites you into a level of purpose and vibrancy that speaks to your deep desire, as a woman and as a woman of God--a vision at once uplifting and accessible. You don't have to be superwoman to live intentionally...and Diane charts a course by tapping the power of prayer, companionship, and self-coaching. It's your turn to be a Woman in High Def!” ~Jerome Daley, Leadership Coach and Culture Consultant at www.purposecoach.net, author of Soul Space and four other books on purposeful living.

“Diane Markins has captured the hunger that is in the heart every woman...a place where we can find encouragement, wisdom and humor all at the same time. Women in High Def devotional stories capture our thoughts and concerns as we attempt to navigate in life. Read it! You’ll soon be anticipating each new daily devotional and saying, “that was just for me!” The bonus? Diane equips us to begin living life well by providing the tools of self-reflection and pursuing God through Biblical insights.” ~Doreen Hanna, author-Raising a Modern Day Princess, Founder- Treasured Celebrations, Women of Faith-Ministry Representative.

"Diane Markins shares my deep desire to encourage vibrant mental and spiritual health in women. Her new book Women in High Def points you decisively in that direction. Don't miss it!" ~Dr. Rebecca Dowden is a licensed psychotherapist, professor, writer and speaker, who seeks to help others embrace the healing love of Jesus Christ.

"Inspiring women to be confident is my mission, especially as mothers. Diane Markins' book, Women in High Def, gives some great examples of what other women are doing to embrace confidence and boldness. It goes on to act as a How-To manual with coaching questions and Biblical backup. I especially love the prayers at the end of each chapter that help us pray for our friends when we don't have the words. I'm sold and you will be too!" ~Brenda Garrison is the author of Queen Mom: A Royal Plan for Restoring Order in Your Home,

 

“If you're looking for inspiration, Diane has captured it by its tail and written it up in a nice little package called, Women in High Def: Boldly Living your Purposes with Vibrant Clarity. Sharing your journey with Diane will be a real gift to yourself. Diane and I have worked on the issues that most affect women, especially depression and anxiety. She both understands these issues and advocates for women's wholeness and wellness.” ~Michelle Hollomon, MA, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Professional Coach, author of "God Unwrapped: God is Love... But not the Kind You're Used To."

"Women are always inspired and empowered by the challenges and victories of other women. Diane Markins' new book allows us a little glimpse into these experiences. We are resoundingly reminded to connect with other sisters and join forces to live in High Def!" ~Linda S. Fitzgerald, M.S.Ed, CEO-CVO A Women's Place Network, Inc. Affiliated Women International & THE CONNECTION STATION "Enriching Women World Wide!"

Women in High Def isn't your average grandma-friendly devotional! That's what I love about Diane Markins—she's got the reputation as a writer, speaker, and radio host for challenging her audience's faith toward relevance and authenticity, and then charging them up to be high-voltage followers of Christ, better equipped to change the world. Dive into the possibilities this book offers and watch your faith move from the freezer into the fire! ~Julie Ferwerda, Author of One Million Arrows: Raising Your Children to Change the World

"Diane Markins shares my passion for encouraging women to seek and live out their purpose -- at full force. Her book Women in High Def is replete with challenges, tips, strategies, and encouragement for any woman desiring to make a meaningful contribution to her family, community, and world. There's nothing tame or average about Diane and nothing tame or average about her book! Prepare to be inspired!" ~Jory H. Fisher, JD, ACC is a former attorney and the Founder/President of Jory Fisher & Associates, Inc. and the Executive Director of the Bel Air, MD chapter of WOAMTEC.

 

“Diane Markins captures something special in her book. It is not only a good read, but it helps women dive beneath the surface of who they are spiritually and encourages them to act on it. Women in High Def is touching, personal, funny, and thought provoking. Based on themes that women often encounter on a daily basis, it challenges us not to live a fuzzy life, but one of high definition so there is no mistaking who we are and Who we serve.” ~Shona Neff, Creative Director for LeadHer and blogger.

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