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Lisa Copen, Founder of Rest Ministries which serves the chronically ill, shares about mothering, illness, ministry and more.

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Book Idea for Graduate

Jo Franz is an amazing woman and a dear friend of mine. She is currently in the hospital dealing with multiple sclerosis, but bless her heart, she got an email out about a new book she has for graduates. I haven’t actually read the book yet, but anything she does is exceptional and very encouraging, so I wanted to pass the information along to you from an email she sent to her newsletter subscribers. She did not ask me to post this… I hope it will be a nice surprise for her!

Right now, the book can only be ordered through the postal mail.


Do you know a graduating high school senior?

Or a college student who could benefit from encouragement during these tough times?

My new 6×6″ book with just 64 pages is the perfect gift!

What Students Are Saying About SOAR Through Anything Life May Bring:
“As a high school senior I found Jo’s book very inspirational. It made me realize how much I am blessed and encouraged me to stay positive in my efforts to choose the right college.”
Allison Knotts, senior in high school, Vancouver, WA

“Jo Franz connects with students, giving them confidence, hope, and a mission in life!” Nathan Peters, B.A. Fine Arts, Chapman University, Orange, CA

“What a great book! I enjoyed and could relate to the real life stories and I know students will be able to do the same. I like how the quotes support the tips.” Heather Englund, recent Graduate of Washington State University, WA

“Jo’s life experiences allow her to connect with students and the challenges they face.” Megan Knotts, senior, Portland State University, OR

“Jo’s determination and charisma shouts from every page. She’s the real deal. You can’t help but be moved to action by her tips!”
Jonathon Siebert, Graduate of Trinity Western University, Vancouver B.C., Canada

“This is a great book for college students, hitting on their concerns perfectly!” Karen Knotts, Junior, Washington State University, WA

“In this book, Jo provides simple yet powerful tools to help change your outlook on life; things you may have previously viewed as burdens are actually opportunities and privileges!” Anna Peters, B.A. Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

“This amazing book with incredible true life stories has inspired me to stay strong and have a positive outlook on life. I’m so glad Jo Franz has written it!” Melody Metcalf, freshman, Clark College, Vancouver, WA


Order NOW for just $11.95 each (FREE shipping & handling)
Just send an email to and type “book” in the Subject Line.

In the email:
Indicate number of books you are ordering.
Who you want them autographed to.
Shipping address.

Make the check out to SOAR and send to:
Jo Franz
102 NE 14th Ct.
Battle Ground, WA 98604-4674

I apologize for the extra work in ordering. The secure shopping cart will be available as soon as I am out of the hospital! Thanks for your patience and orders!


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