Like having coffee with a friend and mentor, Renee’s authentic style and soul-stirring messages draw women closer to the heart of God and each other.
Renee Swope’s is the author of A Confident Heart, a 2012 Retailers Choice Award winner and CBA best-seller that sold over 50,000 copies during it’s first year in print. She is also co-host of Proverbs 31 Ministries’ international radio program, where she connects with millions of women from around the world each week through personal stories and Biblical truths.
Renee’s passion is to help women live confidently in Christ by showing them how to rely on and live in the security of God’s promises. She is a popular blogger and host of online book studies on her website, where she’s led over 25,000 women through A Confident Heart on her blog.
She is also a featured writer for Encouragement for Today devotions that reach over half a million readers each day through Proverbs 31 Ministries’ as well as BibleGateway, Crosswalk.com, ChristianityToday.com, and Growthtrac.
Renee has been married for over 20 years and is a mom of two teenagers and a toddler. She traveled with her family to Africa in 2010 to bring home their beautiful daughter who they adopted from Ethiopia at the age of 10 months. They live in North Carolina, where Renee has served in leadership on the staff of Proverbs 31 Ministries since 1995.
Much like her written words, Renee’s messages come from a heart that has been transformed by the power of God’s love and grace. Sprinkled with humor and saturated with truth, Renee’s conferences are filled with biblical insights that are powerful and life applications that are practical! Invite Renee to speak at your next women’s even—your audience will be challenged as women and encouraged as children of God!
From Renee’s Heart
I fell in love with Jesus when I was a senior in college. He took my breath away when I found out how much He loved me and I have never been the same.
Soon after, I felt God calling me to share my story with other women. My journey included years of struggling with clinical depression and days that were so dark it seemed that suicide was the only way out. But God rescued me from that pit, and from a whole lot of other things that had led me down the path that finally led to Him. I knew that was the story He wanted me to share, but fear of rejection and failure paralyzed me from telling my story for 10 years.
In 1999, I finally devoted my life to fulfill the life verses (Is. 61:1-3) that God had given to me in 1989, the summer after I surrendered to Him as my Savior. I finally said, ”Ok Lord, I will trust you. I will tell your story. Even to just one, even to a small Bible study and even if you call me to a share with a larger group. I will do whatever you want me to do for you have set my heart free! I want to be a display of your splendor, not my own.”
For over eleven years I have gone wherever He has called me to “bring good news to the poor…to bind up the broken-hearted and proclaim freedom to the captives and release to the prisoners of darkness…to proclaim God’s favor…to bestow on them a crown of beauty…the oil of gladness and a garment of praise…so they will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor.” Isaiah 61:1-3
Sometimes it’s to one…my neighbor, my child, my friend…sometimes it’s to thousands. Wherever He takes me, whatever He asks me to say, my prayer is that my life and my words will make Him famous and help others fall in love with Jesus.
I am blessed to co-host the Proverbs 31 Ministries’ international radio show with with my friend, Lysa TerKeurst. Our show airs on over 1600 stations across the world each weekday. Click here to find out more and to listen to a minute of God’s peace, perspective and purpose that we hope will linger with you for a lifetime.
Statement of Faith
I believe in:
- One God in three persons — Father, Son and Holy Spirit
- Jesus Christ’s deity, virgin birth, sinless humanity, substitutionary death, atoning blood, bodily resurrection and ascension to heaven
- The entire Bible is God’s infallible revelation to man
- Salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone
- The resurrection of the body: eternal glory for believers in heaven and everlasting punishment for unbelievers in hell
- The one true church, the body of Christ, consisting of all believers
- Obedience to our Lord’s command to lead people of all nations to faith in Christ and to grow in Christ-likeness
- Christ’s personal return to establish His Kingdom on earth
- The Holy Spirit indwells and empowers believers and is given as a seal and a pledge of our inheritance in Christ Jesus