A new book by Yvette Jones reaches out to everyone who wants to break out of their religious comfort zone.
Be Extraordinary! Devotions for Ordinary People Who Want to Live Extraordinary Lives is “a devotional for those who want more than normal Christianity of following tradition; it is for those who desire to turn up the temperature in their walk with the Lord Jesus Christ,” according to publisher WestBow Press. Readers will be taken beyond lukewarm or cold faith to lives that changes the lives of those around them. To order, or for more information, see: westbowpress.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-001196750
Jones is the First Lady of Fresno Pacific University and wife of its president, Joseph Jones. The couple has lived and served internationally and has two adult married daughters and five grandchildren.
During more than 25 years of experience in public relations, organizational advancement and fund development, Jones has served as CEO/director of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Susquehanna Valley, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and as an administrator, collaborator, board development and personal trainer, negotiator and speaker for United Way, the National Urban League and other social service and relief agencies.
She also spent 20 years as sole proprietor of multiple small businesses. Her experience in non-profit administration, cause marketing, public speaking, event planning and program development have enriched her self-motivation and communications skills. Her passion is to help people reach their full potential and use the skills God entrusted them with to improve the lives of others through servant-leadership.
WestBow Press, which opened its doors in 2009, is a division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan. Thomas Nelson, the largest Christian publishing company in the world and the seventh-largest trade book publishing company in the U.S., publishes more than 250 new books and Bibles per year. Zondervan is a world leader in Christian communications, delivering transformational experiences by influential leaders and emerging voices. The company has been honored with more Christian Book Awards than any other publisher.
Fresno Pacific University is California’s Central Valley’s only accredited Christian university, connecting every student’s untapped potential with unlimited opportunity for professional, personal and ethical growth. Nonprofit and independent, FPU offers more than 100 areas of study to about 4,000 traditional undergraduate, adult degree completion, graduate and seminary students at the main campus in Southeast Fresno and throughout the Valley at regional campuses in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online.