51: Coffee with Amy Simpson


AmySimpson3Amy Simpson is an author, a speaker, a life and ministry coach, a freelance writer and an editor. Her books, her degrees, her accomplishments, her speaking and coaching are important resources to share and consume. What you will hear in this episode is why she does what she does. It’s her story that holds so much power. It’s her story that makes God stand up and say “Thank you, Amy.”

AmySimpson2Amy has been writing for 20 years, authoring numerous resources for Christian ministry, including her newest book, Anxious: Choosing Faith in a World of Worry, and the award-winning Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission. See this and more on Amy’s website (from whence I literally cut and pasted this paragraph and the Brian Oswald quote below).

AmySimpson1“Amy not only brings to her ministry the personal trials of dealing with a family member with severe mental illness and the church’s lack of involvement, but she brings great acquisition of knowledge of the current state of the mental health profession. Her knowledge includes how the church and the mental health professions can work together to walk alongside the person suffering with mental illness and their families. I believe God has raised up Amy ‘for such a time as this’ to be a ‘prophetic voice’ for the church to be jolted out of its complacency in dealing with mental illness.”

–Pastor Brian Oswald, Congregational Care, Parkview Christian Church, Orland Park, IL

In every choosing, every sorting, every deciding, every guess, may you go in the company of the wise sifter of all things.  – Jan L. Richardson, In The Sanctuary of Women

Links:

Amy Website

Amy on Facebook

Amy Simpson Coaching

Amy’s Television Debut

Anxious: Choosing Faith in a World of Worry by Amy Simpson

Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission by Amy Simpson

In The Sanctuary of Women: A Companion for Reflection and Prayer by Jan L. Richardson

Coffeepot Fellowship Interview with Ruth Perkins Lee

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