Talasi Guerra is a Christian communicator who is passionate about infusing Jesus into her everyday life and empowering others to do the same. Author of Joy Like a Mountain and The 7-Day Joy Challenge, she lives to communicate biblical principles in relevant ways that inspire, challenge, and awaken others to live out their God-given purpose.
Talasi Guerra is a Christian author and communicator who is passionate about infusing Jesus into her everyday life and empowering others to do the same. In 2007, Talasi experienced a radical life-change when God brought her through a period of healing from her long battle with anorexia and depression. Since that time, Talasi has been committed to bringing light and life to the world around her by sharing her story, speaking truth, and offering hope to others. Talasi and her husband Ryan reside in Western Canada along with their daughters, Avra and Katana, and their massive strategy board game collection. Connect with Talasi on Instagram: @talasiguerra.
Talasi Guerra is a Christian author and communicator who is passionate about infusing Jesus into her everyday life and empowering others to do the same. Having traveled across the globe to bring a message of hope to children, students, and adults in all kinds of different settings, nothing excites Talasi more than watching a “light-bulb moment” happen.
In 2007, Talasi experienced radical life-change when God brought her through a period of healing from her long battle with anorexia and depression. Since that time, Talasi has been committed to bringing light and life to the world around her by sharing her story, speaking truth, and offering hope to others. She lives to communicate biblical principles in relevant ways that inspire, challenge, and awaken others to live out their God-given purpose.
In addition to writing and speaking, Talasi also has a passion for the local church. Having spent nearly a decade serving as the Director of Children and Family Ministries at a large church in Western Canada, Talasi loves developing leaders and setting up ministries to win. She has been involved in training and equipping Christian leaders since 2010, and in addition to speaking at conferences and seminars, Talasi also offers individual coaching to family ministry teams.
Talasi and her husband Ryan reside in Langley, B.C. along with their daughters, Avra and Katana, and their massive strategy board game collection. Connect with Talasi on Instagram: @talasiguerra.
In a world characterized by stress, worry, depression, and fear, what does it take to generate joy and reclaim the lives we were created to live?
In Joy Like a Mountain, author Talasi Guerra addresses the joy crisis facing our culture today. Exploring the critical connection between joy and suffering, Talasi offers a profound view of how intentional joy can revolutionize the gruelling journey up the mountain of life. She combines the raw experience of her personal mental health battles with rock-solid biblical teaching to reveal the secrets of life-changing joy in the heavenward journey.
As you trek through the pages of this book, you will discover:
The Genesis – Where the journey of radical joy begins for all of us.
The Goal – Our aim as we navigate the mountain of life.
The Guarantee – How knowing the end of the story brings security here and now.
The Guide – Who leads you up the mountain.
The Gear – What equipment is needed to generate joy along the journey.
The Guts – How to cultivate courage throughout the climb.
The Grit – How choosing joy in suffering produces perseverance.
The Glory – Everlasting joy in the presence of God.
If you have ever found that choosing joy feels a little bit like climbing an impossible mountain, this book is for you. It’s time to overcome the obstacles that hold you back and rise to new heights as you unleash revolutionary joy into the everyday moments of your life!
HOST, THE 700 CLUB CANADA
"In a culture that is facing a joy crisis, Joy Like a Mountain is a must read! In it, Talasi shares with honesty her own experience of finding joy, after years of living without it. Her rich biblical insight engages readers to go with her on a journey of finding intentional joy. Life is like a mountain and joy is the only way to the other side."
"Capturing the heart of John Bunyan’s classic, Pilgrim’s Progress, Talasi offers the heartfelt wisdom gleaned from her own journey to those incapacitated and discouraged by a world rife with chaos and uncertainty. Joy Like a Mountain will inspire readers to courageously embrace life’s journey with a joy-filled hope. It is a must-read for this anxiety-ridden generation."
"Talasi exposes the lie that joy is based on circumstances and shows practical ways for choosing joy in the journey. She has given me the ability to peer into my own heart and see areas where I have closed myself off from receiving grace and forfeited joy. I will no longer allow perfection and fear to dictate the measure of joy I operate in on a daily basis."
What is the significance of the title, Joy Like a Mountain?
The whole book is based on the idea that joy is an essential component for a successful climb up the metaphorical mountain of life. Why joy? What makes it so essential, and what implications does this have on our daily lives?
The book talks about a “joy crisis” facing our world today. What is this joy crisis, and what does it have to do with us?
There is an obvious mountain motif woven throughout this book. What is that all about? Are you a mountaineer, or does a person have to be interested in mountain climbing to read this book?
The book opens with a very candid recounting of your personal mental health journey. Could you share a little bit about your backstory and how it has shaped your perspective on joy?
This book takes its readers on a definite journey. What was the journey toward writing this book like for you? How did you go from the extremes of mental illness to authoring a book about joy?
Let’s talk a bit about the allegorical pieces of the book. Did you know when you started writing that so much of the narrative would be shaped by this intricate allegorical account of the gospel story?
What is at stake here? Why did you write this book?
Aside from the book, which releases on September 27th, do you have any other resources that our listeners/viewers can glean from on their personal pursuits of biblical joy?
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Press & Media
September 10 – Gather:Women Guest Blog
("True Joy: Uncovering the Secrets of Joy on the Journey of Life")
September 21 – "Steady On" Podcast
September 24 – The 700 Club Canada
(Vision TV, 10:30 a.m. ET)
October 5 – Lab I:68 Podcast Interview
October 7 – "Ready To Thrive" Podcast Interview
October 7 – Instagram Live with Danielle Strickland
(@daniellejstrickland, 3:00 p.m. ET)
October 14 – "The Truth Republic" Podcast Interview
January 5, 2021 - The 700 Club (CBN)