Interview With Alyssa Avant, Author of FaithLeaps

By | March 22, 2013


Today I have the great pleasure of being the host on Day 7 of the Virtual Blog Tour for FaithLeaps: The Christian Mom’s Guide to Passion, Purpose and Profits by author Alyssa Avant. On the last stop of the tour, Alyssa visited Rosann Cunningham’s blog at Christian Supermom.

Below is the great interview I did with Alyssa about FaithLeaps.

Why did you write this book? Alyssa

ALYSSA: I was inspired to write this book several years ago, as I was attempting to navigate the overwhelming journey of working from home.  I had taken a “leap of faith” and quit my part time job and really needed to make an income from home.

Through trial and error, I found my way, but wished I would have had a guide or friend to help me along the way. There is also the issue of passion and purpose, which ultimately is what this book is about.  Yes I talk about working from home and ways to do that, but a stronger theme throughout this book is finding one’s passion and purpose and ultimately profiting from it (not necessarily financially).

What are the two or three main ideas you hope readers take away from FaithLeaps

ALYSSA: There are several main ideas that I hope readers will take away from FaithLeaps.  One of those is that we are all created by God with a God-given passion and purpose.  It is important, I believe, for us to identify and explore that passion and purpose.  Secondly,  I hope that readers will take away from this book that God enables us and can work through us to help us to accomplish our dreams and desires.

What does it mean to choose a lifestyle of passion and purpose? How is that different from the way most women order their lives?

ALYSSA: I believe and I have observed in every day life so many people, not just women but women included, who just go through the motions of life, never taking the time to explore their ultimate passions or their God-given purpose.  Their lives are a series of meals, work days, ball games, etc., with a lack of passion and purpose.  A lifestyle of passion and purpose gives a person a drive and an urging that helps to steer their lives.

What are the commitments we must make in order to live this lifestyle?

ALYSSA: The verse of the day on my iPhone You Version app comes to mind when I read this question.  “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful.  Later on however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”  Hebrews 12:11 (NIV)

As I state in FaithLeaps, “If we desire success, we must embrace discipline.” My father always told me as a child, “anything worth doing is worth doing correctly.”  This takes discipline.

What are the greatest challenges to living this lifestyle and how should we overcome them? 

ALYSSA: The greatest challenges for me to living this lifestyle has been following God’s commandment of “dying to self.” The Bible says that Jesus said, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24 (NIV)  That’s what a life of passion and purpose is all about.


I hope you enjoyed this interview and that you’ll check out FaithLeaps: The Christian Mom’s Guide to Passion, Purpose and Profits by Alyssa Avant on Amazon. Be sure to follow Alyssa at her next stop on the Virtual Blog Tour over at Lisa Morosky’s blog at The Home Life {and Me}.


Let’s Study FaithLeaps Together

Want to go a little bit deeper with these themes of passion and purpose?

I’ll be leading an online book study of FaithLeaps beginning April 1.

The format will be flexible enough for you to fit it into your busy life with just enough structure and accountability so that you can apply Alyssa’s principles to your life.

It’s totally free. All you need to do is sign up here, get a copy of FaithLeaps, and read it.

Oh, and make sure you’re subscribed to my blog so you’ll receive timely updates about the study.

See you on April 1!

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Mary Bernard is a Nashville-based writer and mother of three. She's worked in a variety of corporate and creative environments, but none is more comfortable than the dining room table in her own home. Mary loves to help moms discover God's unique call to look in their own houses for their priorities, passions, and provision.

5 thoughts on “Interview With Alyssa Avant, Author of FaithLeaps

  1. Alyssa

    Thank YOu so much Mary for doing this. I appreciate your support so much

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