Julie Evers Haynes is the author of
"Freedom in Dependence: 30 Days Closer to Christ” and blogger at
inkankshade.wordpress.com and julieehaynes.blogspot.com.
A native of
Tennessee, Julie Evers Haynes grew up near the Smokey Mountains enjoying the
beauty of East Tennessee. Her parents' influence provided a deep appreciation
for nature and a strong desire to develop a personal relationship with Christ.
A teacher of 17
years in both the public and private sector, it was her own struggles and
desire to live out the practical and personal
application of Christ's teachings that led her to devotional writing. Her
purpose, to share with and encourage her students and their families.
Julie's art and devotions would develop into a Christian blog and,
finally, her first book.
The goals of her
writing are two-fold; peeling away the layers of fear, uncertainty, and
mistrust that get in the way of close communion with Christ and sharing the
truth of God's immeasurable grace with others. She welcomes and challenges her
readers with a writing style that is open, warm, reassuring, and honest.
Her ultimate aim
is to reach audiences not only in devotional writing, but through sharing her
personal struggles in blog, short story and novella format. She believes
we are all united in our struggles, that none of us really have it all
together, and that honesty is a gift we can give to one another as we move
through life one chapter at a time.