About Renee

Renee Swope is the best-selling author of A Confident Heart, a Retailers Choice Award winning book, now available in six different languages. She is also co-host of Proverbs 31 Ministries’ radio program, “Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee, which reaches over 10 million women around the world each weekday.

Renee’s passion is to help women overcome self-doubt and finding lasting confidence in Christ by showing them how to {rely on} and {live in} the security of God’s promises. Sprinkled with humor and saturated with truth, Renee’s messages are packed with powerful biblical insights, personal stories and real-life practical application.


Encouraging women from every walk of life, you’ll find Renee sharing her heart and her life here on her blog, Facebook pages and other online communities including Encouragement for Today devotions, DaySpring’s inCourage blog, BibleGateway, iDisciple, Crosswalk.com and ChristianityToday.com.


Family Life

Renee and JJ Swope have been married for 21 years and have three kiddos: Joshua (19), Andrew (16) and Aster (6). Their family traveled to Africa in 2009 to bring home their beautiful daughter who they adopted from Ethiopia at the age of 10 months.

They live in North Carolina, where Renee also serves as Executive Director of Social Media and Radio at Proverbs 31 Ministries.



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