Slide Author, Speaker, Retreat Leader,
Teacher of Prayer, Spirituality,
and Healing

International speaker and author Jan Alkire takes to heart Jesus’ words: “I have come to bring you life, life in all its fullness.” (John 10:10).

She has made it her mission to enable people to experience God with them wherever they are and whatever their need. Whether it’s loneliness, a physical illness, a broken relationship, or a spiritual wound, hurting people long for the healing touch of God. They want relief. They want more fullness of life.

Jan is the author of four books that offer hope and help for healing through the use of scripture, compelling stories, and the wisdom of many people. While writing from a Catholic perspective, her books are ecumenical and of interest to any Christian.

A long-time resident of Seattle, Jan leads retreats and speaks at faith communities locally, in the Pacific Northwest and throughout North America. Her experience in healing and wholeness includes a degree in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin.

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Seeking Christ Through Friendship

Seeking Christ Through Friendship

Jan Alkire. Paulist Press, 2019

Many people want to experience fullness of life and draw closer to God but aren’t sure how to do so. They belong to a faith community and want to share their journey with others, but with whom? Few have access to a spiritual director or mentor, and as a result, they feel alone.

Healing: Stories of Faith, Hope, and Love

Jan Alkire. Paulist Press, 2003

This book offers readers hope and shows them how to participate actively in their own healing: physical, emotional, spiritual, and relational.

Healing
Healing As A Parish Ministry

Healing as a Parish Ministry: Mending Body, Mind, and Spirit

Fr. Leo Thomas, O.P. and Jan Alkire

This sound and practical book shows how Jesus’ mandate to heal the sick, an essential but forgotten ministry, is rooted in Christian scriptural and sacramental tradition.

Healing Ministry: A Practical Guide

Fr. Leo Thomas, O.P. and Jan Alkire

Today thousands of lay and ordained people seek ways to bring the healing power of Christ back to the people they serve. This book grows out of Fr. Thomas‘ experience of more than thirty years of training both clergy and laity – Catholic and Protestant – to do pastoral ministry.

Healing Ministry
Quests - Travel Stories of Seeking and Finding

Quests: Travel Stories of Seeking and Finding

Jan Alkire, Byron Books, 2014

When you’re in the hands of unfriendly authorities in a foreign country, an American passport feels like a security blanket— a combined Declaration of Independence and American flag all rolled into one.

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#Quote for #today. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.  Dont be #silent.  What one thing can you do today that will make a difference to someone?

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Something #fun for your #Saturday. :)

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I addressed your Christmas card incorrectly and it came back to me. So, I hope you had a good holiday season. I did think of you guys.

Crazy, but the cross in my classroom came apart much like this!

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“Let everything that breathes praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!” Psalm 150:6 (NRSV)