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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Celebrate Lit: Fire Women

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Author Interview:

Did you have to do a lot of research for the book? If so, what was the most interesting thing you learned?

My research was extensive Bible study, which included dedicated time in seminary as well as other Bible courses. Additionally, I was reading a lot of other books written by Christian authors regarding God’s design for sex. At the time I was also single, and single women became my primary audience for the book. To me, the most interesting aspect was that I ending up writing the book I most needed during that particular season. I believe God taught me in real time so I could teach others in return. Just years prior, I would have never written, let alone read, any other books like the one He had me produce. I wouldn’t have previously seen or understood the value in it. He grew my passion for holiness in singleness so that I could (hopefully) help others to understand why it is so important in our walk with Christ.

Do you have a favorite song and/or movie?

I love Christian music but I also love translating secular music into personal heartfelt worship as well. Some of my favorite songs include “Bring Me to Life” by Evanescence, “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica and several of Hollyn’s songs.

My all-time favorite movie is War Room with Priscilla Shirer, and probably Rocky 2. (I’m originally from Philadelphia.)

What is your favorite holiday?

My favorite holiday is Easter. I love it when Easter is warm and the flowers have begun to bloom on the east coast; a confirmation of the new season. It’s a picture of redemption in every aspect. I love that Easter is typically not associated with a lot of material gifts as well. Sometimes, Easter also coincides with my wedding anniversary, which makes the celebration especially personal.

What is your favorite season and why is it your fav?

I was born in the summer and the warm weather during early summer has always been my preference. I would much rather be hot than cold, which truly relates to my spirit as well. I’m almost never without a fiery, passionate spirit so it’s fitting that I feel more comfortable in warmer conditions. Nothing about me is lukewarm.

Thank you so much for being here! Is there anything else you’d like to tell readers and where can we find you on the web?

I truly believe that God had me write this book for just a few other fiery women like myself. If that’s you and you’ve been impacted by the book, I would love to personally hear from you. I can be found on the web at my book website, FireWomenBook.com, my business website Colossians46.com as well as Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. I also write a weekly online blog for Today’s Christian Living Magazine as well as their hardcopy magazine publication

About the Book

Book: Fire Women
Author: Joanna Sanders
Genre: Non-fiction
Release Date: October, 2019

Combining biblical instruction and discipleship, Fire Women is a testimony to the powerful benefits of submitting even the most intense desires to the authority of Jesus Christ. It’s an intimate view of a woman with almost-untamable passion and the God who delivered her to live the passionate life she truly desired.

Having been married twice, Joanna candidly reveals a stark contrast between her two marriages, as well as the impact of her choices through three decades of being burned—and nearly destroyed—by the desire of the flesh. In hopes to inspire passionate women to godly living, Joanna shares practical applications from the difficult lessons learned within an intense five-year refining period between marriages and an honest account of a landscape laid ruin by a life of sin. Written from the perspective of one fiery woman to another, readers will hear of the worth of living God’s way, the importance of dying to self, the true measure of passion in God’s eyes, and that not all flame is bad . . .
Click here to get your copy! 

About the Author

Joanna Sanders is a graduate of Villanova University and Moody Theological Seminary. She’s the founder and head writer of Colossians46.com, which provides biblical content support, writing, and editing. She loves helping other authors realize God’s purpose through their stories and reflecting His glory back through their words. It has been her lifelong dream to finally write her own story. Joanna writes and edits for several Christian publications and publishers and has a heart for women’s ministry. Most importantly, she is wife to Geoff and mom to three godly-men-in-training. Cookies, pasta, music, and the beach also play integral roles in her life.  

More from Joanna

My parents named me after a song about a woman who consumed her lover in such a way that even long after she had left him, he continued to find glory in the short, but intense way she had loved him. It was like my parents knew I would love with a fierceness that could not be contained, that would subject me—and those around me—to a thousand deaths by my own hand. They knew before I was born. This has been a long journey. I spent many years trying to figure out my intense passion, wrestling with it, even trying to extinguish it by choking out its oxygen. I didn’t realize there was indeed a healthy place for it. In fact, I felt like each time I looked around this world, I could only see that there was no place for it where it wouldn’t set flame to those around it as well. I hadn’t viewed my intense passion so much as a gift before, especially since it got me in more and more trouble as I followed it. But now I see it as a gift. My passion is what has driven me to finish this book and, God willing, hopefully inspire you with my testimony. My passion is what gives me endurance and drive to persevere, to finish well in all areas of my walk, and to meet Him at the finish line. If you are a passionate woman like me, join me in the journey. I can’t wait to show you how I learned, and Who I learned was able to handle my passion. The same road is waiting for you.

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, January 3
janicesbookreviews, January 4
Artistic Nobody, January 6 (Author Interview)
Genesis 5020, January 8
For the Love of Literature, January 10 (Author Interview)
Christian Bookshelf Reviews, January 14 (Author Interview)
CarpeDiem, January 15
Emily Yager, January 16


To celebrate her tour, Joanna is giving away the grand prize package of a $20 Amazon Gift Card and signed copy of Fire Women!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Thank you for sharing this timely book.

  2. Both of my kids were born on Easter weekend (5 years apart) so it's my favorite holiday, too.

  3. This sounds like a much-needed resource covering a topic that is rarely mentioned.

  4. Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I enjoy these tours and finding out about many terrific books.

  5. I enjoyed hearing more from the author!

  6. Thank you for sharing this timely book.

  7. Thank you for sharing the author interview and book details. This sounds like an unique and interesting read. I am looking forward to it.


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