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Cheryl Lacey Donovan Helping you discover your true worth in God For Wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can compare with it. Proverbs 8:11 (NLT) "Inspiring, powerful, thought provoking!" That’s what audiences say when Cheryl speaks. Pairing her engaging presence with her deep understanding of Biblical truth Cheryl ignite audiences to stand on the promises of God. When asked her passion in Cheryl explains, "God has given me a heart for women who are struggling with life’s twists and turns. My message to them is even when we can’t diagnose the problem; God’s word can bring us healing and wholeness. I want to bring this message to all women. I want them to understand that until they fall in love with Jesus, the chains of sin and bondage will never be broken." That passion drives the teaching and encouragement Cheryl brings to your event because not only does she want her life to be a testimony of God’s grace and mercy, she will inspire your group to live their lives according to God’s destiny for them. Her aim is always to see others mature in their walk with the Lord. Cheryl says, "I believe in Psalms 11:25 which says, She who refreshes others will herself be refreshed; therefore, I try to be transparent as I speak and write about my valley to mountain experience. "I am honest about myself and my faith; doing my best to follow Christ as a less than perfect yet forgiven soul, so others can see what a personal relationship with God is really all about."

Travels from: Houston, Texas Listen to an excerpt from one of Cheryl’s presentations, Excerpt Find out more about booking this speaker for your event cherylspeaks@gmail.com

Cheryl's talents as a gifted communicator are evident as she ministers to women's and teen's groups, singles' gatherings, corporate workshops, conferences, and special church services. Her prepared topics are appropriate for many functions and God uses her messages to empower, encourage, and equip anyone who attends your event. Cheryl is also able to tailor a message to fit your program's theme and the specific needs of your organization. Cheryl is a published author, educator, and conference speaker. Her internet For those who want their radio show Worth More than Rubies reaches thousands of listeners each lives to change, Cheryl will Saturday and has impacted women all across the nation. She makes her home in inspire you to live a life of Houston, Texas with her husband Keith and Francois, their last son at home. favor and expectancy as you walk in God’s destiny. Cheryl is also the Chief Visionary Officer of Imani Enterprises which is comprised of 3 divisions:  Worth More Than Rubies Ministries  Worth More Than Rubies Productions  Imani Publishing Unlimited

Cheryl's book credits include:    

Women What the Hell are you Thinking? (Imani Publishing Unlimited, 2007) The Triumph of My Soul Anthology (Peace in the Storm Publishing, 2007) Gumbo for the Soul Anthology (2008) The Ministry of Motherhood (Peace in the Storm Publishing, 2009)


Speaking Topics Cheryl is also able to tailor a message to fit your program's theme and the specific needs of your organization.

Worth More than Rubies Scripture tells us that good women are “worth more than rubies.” Yet many women live their lives as though their worthless. This powerful message is a frank discussion on becoming accountable and responsible for the circumstances you allow. Leave ready to be the change you want to see in your life. The Power Within The scriptures are full of God’s promises. Yet many Christians live well below the promises of God. Come away from this experience understanding that God has already given you everything you need to live a life of abundance. (45-60 minutes) Women What the Hell are you Thinking? Are you always getting into relationships with the same kind of man? Do you feel that your life is going around in circles and getting nowhere fast? Are, you tired of the same old same old? This particular teaching is bound to wake you up and possibly step on your toes, yet provoke you to live your highest life for God. (1-4 hours) Lessons for L.I.F.E. (Living in Favor and Expectancy) The word says that Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. However, we tend to live in mediocrity because we choose not to aspire to the abundant life God died for. This lesson will teach you to activate God’s favor in your life by speaking His word over your situation and activating your faith. (45-60 minutes) Who does God Say You Are? Many of us scurry around in our everyday lives trying to live up to the world’s expectations of us. At times, we even base our self worth on what we have rather than who we are. In this message hear what God has to say about each of us and begin to see yourself as God sees you.

Other Popular Topics o o o o o

Crushed but Not Broken Can these Bones Live Rejected by Man Chosen By God A Title or a Testimony I Made It

Writers' Conference Topics o o o o

Organizing Yourself to Write a Book Building an Author’s Platform Organizing a Virtual Book Tour Keynotes  Building an Author Platform  Do It Yourself Online Marketing


About Cheryl As an Award-winning author, Bible teacher, and Evangelist, Cheryl's books, CD's, and devotionals are not meant to only entertain, but to also minister to and encourage others. Founder and President of Worth More Than Rubies Ministries in Houston, Texas, Cheryl is the author of two award winning books, Women What the Hell are you Thinking and The Ministry of Motherhood. No doubt her soon to be released Do You Still Do What Happens Happily Ever After Co Authored with her husband of seventeen years will follow. Her popular writings also include three anthologies The Triumph of My Soul, Gumbo for the Soul and the newest anthology (November 2009) Living Victoriously for Women. Speaking to over 100,000 people in over 20 major cities, Cheryl is an Evangelist who has the privilege of being part of the ministerial staff of Jones Praise and Worship Center in Houston, Texas Cheryl is also a 17 year teaching veteran. She has presented for such organizations as Big Sis and Company, God’s Word Ministries, Prairie View A&M University School of Nursing, The National Black Book Festival, Warriors for Christ Ministries, Women of Divine Aspiration, A New Woman Ministries, Women N Power Ministries, and The Academy of Health Care Professions. Cheryl has been quoted or profiled in Inspired Women Magazine, The North Dallas Gazette, Disilgold Literary Magazine and Divine Inspirations Magazine She was Interviewed on Great Day Houston, Heaven 1580, The Reading Circle with Marc Medley (WP88.7 FM) and more. Cheryl is the wife of Keith Donovan and the mother of Christian, Francois, and Ashley. Her daughter and grandson Caron live in Georgia. When asked her passion Cheryl explains, "God has given me a heart for women who are struggling with life’s twists and turns. My message to them is even when we can’t diagnose the problem; God’s word can bring us healing and wholeness. I want to bring this message to all women. I want them to understand that until they fall in love with Jesus, the chains of sin and bondage will never be broken." That passion drives the teaching and encouragement Cheryl brings to every encounter because not only does she want her life to be a testimony of God’s grace and mercy, she wants to exhort and encourage her listeners to deepen their intimacy with God and arise to their divine calling and destiny. Her aim is always to see others mature in their walk with the Lord. Not afraid to deal with hard, relevant issues, Cheryl delivers in-your-face messages that have drawn women and men to follow her. "I am honest about myself and my faith; doing my best to follow Christ as a less than perfect yet forgiven soul, so others can see what a personal relationship with God is really all about." In the midst of it all, Cheryl is focused on her assignment. “It’s not about me; it’s about Him," she candidly shares.


Interview with Cheryl Lacey Donovan Q: Tell us about your passion for writing. Why do you write? What drives you? What impact do you want your book to make on the readers? A: I write because I truly want people to understand how special they are, how powerful they are, and how blessed they are. My books are meant to empower, inspire, and uplift. Q: A Legacy is something that is handed down from one period of time to another period of time. Finish this sentence: My writing offers the following legacy to future readers... A: A legacy of hope, a legacy of inspiration, and a legacy of empowerment! Praise the Lord! Q: Cheryl, introduce us to your book Do You Still Do. A: Do You Still Do is a testimony of God's faithfulness in marriage. It is a roadmap to discovering a marriage of purpose. Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: So many people are living in loveless marriages or getting divorced. Its important people understand the commitment involved in marriage as well as the amount of work necessary to make a marriage work. Q: What major issues in today's society have you addressed in the book? A: The book is meant to address the high divorce rate and its effect on the family and ultimately society. Q: What is your most valuable lesson about the publishing industry? A: Writing the book is the easy part. Marketing and promoting it is where the hard work begins. Q: Share with us your latest news, awards or upcoming book releases. A: I am currently traveling the country spreading the Word as well as inspiring others to seek their life’s purpose. Q: How may the readers contact you and purchase your books. A: Readers can visit my website at http://www.cheryllaceydonovan.org/ or http://www.doyoustilldomarriage.blogspot.com they can e-mail me at cherylspeaks@gmail.com My books can be purchased at bookstores everywhere including amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, blackexpressions.com (The Ministry of Motherhood)

Potential Interview Questions 1. Where did you get the idea for Do You Still Do What Happens Happily Ever After? 2. Did you do any research your books? 3. Did you learn anything that surprised you while writing any of your books? 4. What do you want readers to take away from your books? 5. What advice do you have for new writers? 6. Are you working on anything new? 7. Why are families/marriages falling apart? 8. What happens when families fail? 9. What are three steps a person can follow to plan for marriage/family? 10. What is the solid foundation upon which a family/marriage should be built? 11. In the book you talk about submission and the roles of husbands and wives, explain this concept for us. 12. You talk about unrealistic expectations, what are some unrealistic expectations couples have going in to marriage and what should they realistically expect of their mates? 13. How do you forgive the seemingly unforgiveable in marriage? 14. How do you promote your books? 15. What are the biggest obstacles you've encountered as a writer? 16. What is your proudest moment as a writer? 17. What's the best advice you were given about writing? 18. What was your most embarrassing moment as a writer? 19. What challenges have you faced as a writer? 20. When you're not writing, what do you do for fun? 21. What authors do you enjoy reading? 22. What advice do you have for new writers? 23. How have you managed to successfully balance your writing, ministry, and teaching careers


Contact Information

Author Website: http://http://www.cheryllaceydonovan.org/ Cheryl’s Blog: http://www.virtuouswoman-31.blogspot.com Author Email Address: cherylspeaks@gmail.com P.O. Box 450121 Houston, Texas 77245 T

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Author Relations Shayla Simone: books@peaceinthestormpublishing 862-215-2980


Cheryl’s Books

Product Details  Paperback: 180 pages Publisher: Peace In The Storm Publishing (May 1, 2010)  Language: English  ISBN-10: 0981963129  ISBN-13: 978-0981963129

Product Details  Paperback: 200 pages Publisher: Peace In The Storm Publishing (May 1, 2009)  Language: English  ISBN-10: 0979022231  ISBN-13: 978-0979022234

Cheryl Donovan Speaker Profile  

Speakers Profile for Author, Educator, Inspirational Speaker Cheryl Lacey Donovan

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