One Woman Can Change the World
Reclaiming Your God-Designed Influence and Impact Right Where You Are
All around the world, women are demanding the safety, respect, and opportunities they have always deserved but seldom received. Have you ever stopped to wonder . . .
Where do I fit into this story?
In this stirring book, Ronne Rock takes you on a global adventure to discover your divine design as a woman of influence and impact. Through powerful and personal stories of women in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Caribbean, you'll learn what it means to lead in a world where leadership isn't easy. Ronne will also teach you how to serve with grace in cultures that aren't always graceful by embracing your God-given physical, emotional, and spiritual DNA.
As you discover the lives of real women who are influencing their communities with grace and gumption--even in countries where oppression weighs most heavily--you'll feel inspired to reclaim your God-designed influence and impact right where you are.
"Ronne Rock is the real deal, and so are the people she's featured in this book. The stories inside will serve as an encouragement to dare beyond what you thought was possible. Get ready for a new look at the influence you have in your world and your neighborhood."--Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author
"I love storytelling and I love brave women. And by brave, I mean those who say yes to God and renounce what they've built with their own strength. May this book inspire you to see Jesus as that pearl of great price and to say yes to whatever it is He's calling you to."--Aixa de López, international speaker, president of Latin America Christian Alliance for Orphans, and author of Lágrimas Valientes
Ronne Rock weaves themes of transformative hope and grace-filled leadership into everything she shares on page and stage. She's an award-winning marketing executive who travels around the world to gather words and images that inspire others to action with Orphan Outreach, a global nonprofit dedicated to serving the orphaned and vulnerable. Ronne offers battle-tested wisdom about leadership, advocacy marketing, and finding God in the most beautiful and painful of circumstances. She lives in Austin, Texas.
"Ronne Rock is the real deal, and so are the people she's featured in this book. The stories inside will serve as an encouragement to dare beyond what you thought was possible. Get ready for a new look at the influence you have in your world and your neighborhood."
Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author
"I love storytelling and I love brave women. And by brave, I mean those who say yes to God and renounce what they've built with their own strength. Ronne shares very detailed and beautiful accounts of some powerful relationships God has provided to shape her life and strengthen her walk of faith. As president of the Latin American Christian Alliance for Orphans, I especially treasured reading the sincere narrative about that encounter with her own limitations in her former approach to caring for the vulnerable. Our default mode is to barge in and try quick fixes instead of humbly asking more questions and coming alongside those who are already doing the hard, beautiful work of obeying God in ways the world may regard as 'slow' or less impactful.
May this book inspire you to see Jesus as that pearl of great price and to say yes to whatever it is He's calling you to so that you can fulfill your purpose, which is to glorify His wondrous Name through the work of justice he has prepared beforehand."
Aixa de López, international speaker, president of Latin America Christian Alliance for Orphans, and author of Lágrimas Valientes
"Loving and serving others is not a spectator sport but our sacred duty as Christians. Many want to go, some tell us we should, but few actually pack their bags and go into all the world to love it well and change lives. Ronne Rock is one of the few women I know who makes a profound difference in the world simply because she's willing to go. An incredible word weaver who engages the reader with raw truth, Ronne's stories will thoroughly draw you in, making you feel like the women whose tales she tells are right in your living room. She shares real conversations with women who are living messy and broken but truth-filled lives and are willing to share the good, bad, and ugly bits of life. She shows miraculous grace in the midst of devastating circumstances, reminding women that our God is the God of the ampersand, the God of also/and, not either/or. She proves that each of us can change the world if we're willing to simply go."
Kate Battistelli, speaker, mentor, and author of The God Dare and Growing Great Kids
"One Woman Can Change the World is filled to the brim with stories of everyday women displaying heroic faith in difficult situations. Come and learn what it means to be a hope-filled woman in your context through the beauty of these Christian women from around the world. Inspiring!"
Mary DeMuth, author of forty books, including Outrageous Grace Every Day
"Ronne Rock's heart beats for women to see their God-given potential realized. She gives her whole heart in pursuit of this endeavor, but in the process she has learned that the greatest teachers are sometimes the very people we're trying to serve. In this collection of stories, we see strength, resilience, hope, leadership, and dignity on display through women around the world who we'd otherwise never have the opportunity to meet. One Woman Can Change the World is a story of becoming in which we all might see ourselves--and our design--a little more clearly."
Adriel Booker, speaker, advocate, and author of Grace Like Scarlett
"I'm writing these words tearful, agog, and thankful. How does Ronne Rock know so much about me--as a woman, a daughter of God, as someone working in the world to make some small difference? Through her empathetic voice and brilliant stories from her own life and the lives of unlikely heroines from around the world, I feel known, heard, seen, and better equipped to keep loving my small world into a better place. Five stars!"
Leslie Leyland Fields, author of Your Story Matters
"For any woman asking where her gifts fit into her local community or whether she has anything of value to offer the world, this book is both a guide and mentor. Ronne artistically weaves the stories of women around the world, whose lives are so different from ours, into a communal tapestry of strength, dignity, purpose, and destiny. A tapestry that acts like a treasure map, revealing who we are and what our God-given purpose is. This book left me empowered and ready to take action, confident that I'm part of a global community of strong, grace-filled women whose God is for them and with them."
Niki Hardy, author of Breathe Again
"Ronne Rock has witnessed strong, humble women quietly, faithfully serving God around the world, and their examples have transformed the way she views her purpose and potential as a Christian leader. In One Woman Can Change the World, Ronne's vulnerable testimony--combined with the testimonies of the women--invites us to view with fresh eyes our own potential to lead and serve others."
Ann Kroeker, writing coach, author of Not So Fast, and coauthor of On Being a Writer
"We gals are world changers. But we often prevent ourselves from living as one. In One Woman Can Change the World, Ronne Rock captures the essence of this struggle, helping women reclaim their God-given voice, strength, and purpose. This book is a much-needed, contemporary kaleidoscope of inspiring stories. It's for every not-so-little-girl who believes she shouldn't or couldn't change the world for the better."
Tracy Steel, speaker and author of A Redesigned Life
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