Anne Jackson is a writer, speaker, and social change activist who lives in the Grand Rapids, MI area. She is currently working on her degree in Clinical Psychology at Hope College.
Her book, Mad Church Disease – Overcoming the Burnout Epidemic (Zondervan) released in February 2009. Her latest book, Permission to Speak Freely: Essays and Art on Fear, Confession and Grace (Thomas Nelson) released in August 2010 with critical acclaim.
Anne speaks at conferences both large and small, retreats, churches, college and student gatherings, as well as chapels on issues such as social justice, sexuality, health, addiction, and general Biblical themes of grace and restoration.
Anne has traveled around the world and to multiple destinations in our own back yard telling the stories of hope found in least likely places. She is a contributing writer to various magazines including features in Cosmopolitan, Relevant, Neue, and Purpose Driven Life and has made appearances on a variety of radio and television programs.
"Anne's engaging storytelling skills along with her authenticity, vulnerability and ability to connect her stories to biblical themes make her an excellent college speaker. She knows and understands her audiences well, which only adds to her strength as a speaker and allows students to relate to her message."
- Nathan Albert, CollegeLife Coordinator, North Park University, Chicago, IL.
"Anne Jackson tells the truth in such a way you can hear it. She is an objective journalist, and as such an endangered species. She’s living proof that the truth, if stated clearly and objectively, can be fascinating."
- Donald Miller, Author, Blue Like Jazz and A Million Miles in a Thousand Years