Prayers For The Mother To Be
Angela Thomas is a follower of Christ, mother, friend, best-selling author, speaker and teacher. Her determination to know God on an intimate level, and her dedication to studying the Bible, have taught her many truths, some discovered through tears and some in times of joy. But many of the richest lessons learned have come through the gift of her four children.
Angela Thomas graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in economics and television production. She began full-time work in the field of transportation, but it was her avocation, as part-time youth director, that led her to enroll at Dallas Theological Seminary. She earned her Master's degree in Dallas and moved to North Carolina to become a Minister to Senior High Girls. Marriage and babies followed not long after, providing Angela with much joy and much change.
Then in 1995, Angela took her first steps into the world of publishing. She had been teaching a women's Bible study for several years and one of her students encouraged her to start putting her words on paper. She wrote her first book, Prayers for Expectant Mothers, during her fourth pregnancy and followed it with Prayers for New Mothers. Her 2001 Focus on the Family release, Tender Mercy for a Mother's Soul, became a bestseller. In 2003, Angela is releasing two books as part of a multi-book contract with Thomas Nelson Publishers. Her latest trade book release, which arrived in stores in February, is entitled Do You Think I'm Beautiful? The Question Every Woman Asks. Prayers for The Mother to Be, which was out of print for a time and has now been revised and updated, will be re-issued in time for Mother's Day.
Angela's writing has grown quite naturally out of her day-to-day life as a mother and as a woman. "I promised God that I would tell the truth about my life and His work within me, so my writing is just an extension of that. I'm really a storyteller, sharing out of my own life experiences."
Angela Thomas has the uncanny ability to be transparent in her writing. She tells stories, makes her readers laugh, and whispers to them about their most personal fears and heartfelt dreams. It is her vulnerability, alongside poetic prayers, that draw women to her heart. Today, Angela speaks at conferences, retreats, and Bible studies across the country. Audiences enthusiastically respond to her practical, relevant discussions, and she seems to instantly bond with all types of women. Without the wrappings of pretense or pride, Angela tells it like it is . . . and how it can be.
Angela and her children, AnnaGrace, William, Grayson and Taylor, reside in Knoxville, Tennessee. Angela, a single mom, is heavily involved at Two Rivers Church, where her family has attended since moving to Knoxville more than three years ago. The counsel and encouragement of her pastor, elders and friends at Two Rivers are a vital support to Angela's family and ministry.