Anne Marie Miller (formerly Anne Jackson) is a writer, speaker, and social change activist who lives in the Nashville, TN area with her husband, Tim. Her background is in communications and marketing and her educational focus is sociology, theology and creative writing.
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. Her third book which is on themes of genuine relationships and intimacy within community will release in Spring 2014 with Thomas Nelson.
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 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.
"As Anne spoke there was an immediate connection with the students and she approached the subject with grace and biblical insights. Anne is a gifted author and speaker and her ability to share her struggles and keep the focus on Christ and His work is powerful. We plan on having Anne back and I would recommend her as a keynote speaker or break-out leader for youth, college, and young adult audiences without reservation."
Eric E. Pratt, Ph.D., Vice President for Christian Development Mississippi College
"After reading both of Anne’s books, she quickly went to the top of my list of people I knew we had to come share on a Sunday morning. As far as I’m concerned, the definition of a great speaker isn’t someone you talk about after they’ve finished but someone you’re talking about WEEKS after you’ve heard them. We’re still talking about Anne!"
Adam Weber, Lead pastor at Embrace Church, Sioux Falls, SD
"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