Bianca Juarez Olthoff
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About Bianca Juarez Olthoff
Bianca Juarez Olthoff is best-selling author of Play With Fire and How To Have Your Life Not Suck. She is a passionate Jesus-loving, bible-teaching, book-writing MexiRican who loves to help people navigate life, connect in community, and live significantly. Bianca is passionate about inspiring the next generation to discover life and purpose in Jesus.
As founder and President of In The Name of Love, she is committed to the incarcerated and equipping inmates to discover freedom despite their surroundings. Through conferences and resources, she travels to host gatherings for both men and women.
Knowing the power of words and how to wield them wisely, Bianca travels over 40 times a year both domestically and internationally to speak at conferences, churches, and colleges.
To find out more, follow @BiancaOlthoff on social media.
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Do you ever just want someone to help you figure life out--to tell you how to win at work, what guys to stay away from, and what jeans rock your body shape? This book is the perfect cocktail of sass and down-to-earth guidance to navigate your way to the life you want to live.
With so much information at your fingertips, real success, good dates, and true friendships can often feel out of reach. Packed with lessons learned from her own mistakes and heartache, Bianca Juarez Olthoff is your guide (minus the cargo shorts and tacky hat) in avoiding unnecessary detours on the path to your best self.
With her signature wit, engaging stories, and brilliant insights from a counselor friend, Bianca gives spot-on advice for adulting, career, relationships, and faith. Following the biblical story of Ruth and Naomi, Bianca's humorous and honest anecdotes will empower you to create a successful life and discover all you can be.
This curated manual for the modern woman will help you:
- Connect with a mentor, let go of bad friendships, and find a relationship worth keeping
- Trust the goodness of God even in loss, betrayal, and unanswered questions
- Take initiative, do hard things, and achieve meaningful success
- Fall in love with God's Word and see the Bible come alive
Bianca will show you that though life is tough, you are too.
Raw, real, and relatable, this book is your guide to navigating life's fires. Bianca Olthoff is here to show that our struggles and hardships may be the fire that refines us instead of destroys us, brings us hope instead of despair, and leads us right into the arms of a God who loves us.
Play with Fire, the debut book by popular speaker and teacher Bianca Juarez Olthoff, is the reminder that God isn't waiting until you have more resources or a spouse or a job so he can use you. He's ready to use you now.
Using the mythical creature, the Phoenix, which was also referenced by early church leaders, she parallels this story with God's work in her own life, highlighting the beauty of reinvention with fire as both the impetus and the method for change. Olthoff reminds us that we serve a God who is redemptive and can take the worst situations and use them for His glory.
Play With Fire is a Bible-infused message that will help women discover:
The way out of the middle is moving forward
The personal and powerful nature of the Holy Spirit
The power and sacrifice of transformation
The unique calling and purpose of life involves transformation
With Olthoff's distinct style, strong storytelling gifts, and powerful bible teaching, Play with Fire will remind readers that God has huge dreams for them. In Bianca's words, "He's whispering in the wind and speaking through the fire and shouting in silence the extraordinary dream He is birthing in you. His dream for you is far greater than the dream you have for yourself. It's not your identity or income or influence that will make this happen. Like Zechariah 4:6 says, "'It's not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the Lord." It's time to play with fire.
Study guide and video study also available.
In this five-session video based Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), Bianca Juarez Olthoff delivers a bible-infused message that will help women gain new insight into God's character, discover the personal and powerful nature of the Holy Spirit, and understand the unique fire God places in each person, helping them to fulfill their God-given calling and Kingdom purpose.
Fire can burn and destroy but it can also refine and bring beautiful new life. In each powerful video session you will be reminded, or perhaps learn for the first time, that God has HUGE dreams for you. He's whispering in the wind and speaking through the fire and shouting in silence the extraordinary dream He is birthing in you. His dream for you is far greater than the dream you have for yourself. It's not your identity or income or influence that will make this happen. Like Zechariah 4:6 says, "It's not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit," says the Lord.
God isn't waiting until you have more resources or a husband or a job so he can use you. He can use you now. Stop asking when you are going to get your gifts or talents or calling and see what's in your hand. You need to play with some fire.
- Crying Out
- God's Promises
- Holy Spirit
Designed for use with the Play with Fire Video Study 97803100880707 (sold separately).
As Christians, we have gotten so comfortable with singing worship songs, listening to podcasts and going to conferences about being a champion, an overcomer, a chosen child of God. But do we believe it? Do we believe there is power in perseverance to transform our lives? Until we actually believe it, we will not have the integrity and strength to stand back up.
This five-session video Bible study will take a look at the life and ministry of Paul the Apostle as a prototype for perseverance. Paul’s grit was the genesis of his transformation—it can be ours, too. This study is about a universal fight that takes soul, body, and mind to decide to not remain on the mat of life, but to tap into the strength and power of Jesus Christ and get back up to fight again. “For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again…” (Proverbs 24:16).
This study guide has everything you need for a full Bible study experience, including:
- The study guide itself—with discussion and reflection questions, video notes, and a leader's guide.
- An individual access code to stream all video sessions online. (You don’t need to buy a DVD!)
Streaming video access code included. Access code subject to expiration after 12/31/2028. Code may be redeemed only by the recipient of this package. Code may not be transferred or sold separately from this package. Internet connection required. Void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. Additional offer details inside.
Whether by choice or circumstances out of our control, we will have moments where we feel like we've been punched out, dragged down, or knocked out. What do we do in those situations? You must learn to persevere.
Perseverance requires a deep sense of hope, and thought leader, pastor, and podcaster, Bianca Juárez Olthoff, knows that personally. But it's not just any hope. It's a hope firmly rooted in something other than mere wishes and finger-crossing. This is a hope we have in our future that is rooted in the One who can go beyond our wildest dream to accomplish more than we could ever imagine. However, we must be willing to do the work of cultivating grit throughout every circumstance.
Using the life of Paul the Apostle as a case study, Bianca shows how grit was the genesis of his transformation from a judgmental Pharisee to a world-changing follower of Jesus. In Grit Don't Quit, Bianca will help you:
- Identify how to cultivate perseverance
- Discover the cost and benefit of resilience
- Develop a theological framework for rebounding from loss
- Understand how grit can change your life
- Apply practical principles to increase emotional, mental, and spiritual strength
If we can prove to ourselves that the true power is getting back up, we can prove to others that success isn't only for the smart, talented, or well-connected. No matter how many times we fall, our real power comes from when we get back up. Get up, live full, and die empty.