November 24, 2016 – New Book Available!

Happy Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for today. I’m especially grateful that after a very long process, my new book is completed and available for pre-orders!

Strengthened By Grace – Paperback Pre–Order

Strengthened By Grace – Encouragement For Difficult Seasons


Sometimes life is great. Sometimes life is incredibly hard.

If you or someone you love is in need of encouragement today, Strengthened By Grace is a new devotional book from someone who understands hardships and has experienced God’s grace in trials.

Strengthened By Grace is a book born out of experience. Each page uplifts you and brings you face to face with the majesty and glory of God. Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, this book will be an encouragement to you.”
–Dr. Adam McClendon, Pastor of Springhill Baptist Church

The 52 devotions in this book will encourage you in God’s faithfulness, His presence with us in trials and His grace that is stronger than our need.


August 14, 2013 – It’s finally here!!! 


After more than three and a half years, this project is finally complete. Today I’m thrilled to announce the launch of my new book:

Seeing God Through The Storm – Empowering Truths from the Book of Job

 I praise God for how He has brought together all the details for this book, and I’m very excited about what He’ll do through it!

Book Description –
“Are you feeling pressed and squeezed by your storm today? Is it all around you, suffocating you, never-ending?…We may feel like our storm indicates that God is against us, but suffering is actually God’s invitation for us to come closer to Him.”
Drawing from her personal experiences of loss, tragedy, and chronic illness, the author explores the story of Job to discover how we can see more of God in our storms. These 31 chapters use passages from both Old and New Testaments to shine light on Job’s trial and to offer encouragement for today.
Each chapter contains thought provoking questions and a journal page for reflection. A Discussion Guide is included for use with small groups, one-on-one mentoring, or Sunday School classes.
Whether reading this book individually or as a group, you’ll find life-changing truths that will empower you to draw closer to God in your storm.


These truths that I’ve learned and written about have been life-changing for me. I pray God will use HIS truth through this book to change many more lives by His power and grace! Thank you for rejoicing with me in this day and for praying with me that God will be glorified.

You can pre-order the book through the Deeper Roots Publications website (using the link below) for a special introductory price of $11.50 (retail price $12.95). Estimated shipping date is early September.

February 6, 2013


I’m very excited to share that we’ve just printed an updated version of my devotional book, Grace In Time Of Need, including a beautiful new cover!

More details and a giveaway are on my blog this week.

Praise the Lord for His faithfulness! I’m so thankful He is using this little book to bless and encourage others who are suffering. God is good!


December 19, 2012

I’d love to wish you a very Merry Christmas…however I realize that for many people this Christmas will not be very merry. So here is what I hope will be some Christmas encouragement. God bless, -Joanna

Sorrow & Joy –

I’ve been thinking about the strange coexistence of sorrow and joy in this life.

We think of Christmas as a happy time. Yet for many people this Christmas will be anything but happy. And I think we’ve all probably experienced Christmases that were less than “merry.” Even the first Christmas was not without sadness.

Luke 2:33-35 says, The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about Him. Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, His mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel…And a sword will pierce your own soul too.” 

The first Christmas was a joyful time, as angels sang and shepherds worshipped. Mary and Joseph marveled at this special event.

And yet, Jesus’ birth was also greeted with this painful prophesy of His future. The child’s life would not be one of ease and comfort. And Mary’s own heart would be pierced with grief.

The joy of Christmas was in a sense shadowed by the sorrow of the cross. Yes, the Savior had come, but He came to die.

At the same time, for those of us who know the whole story, the sorrow of the cross pales in light of Jesus’ resurrection!

After the most painful sorrow, Mary experienced (I believe) the greatest joy! The joy of seeing her son raised to life must have eclipsed even the joy of giving Him birth.

And that same joy is ours today! Regardless of whatever sorrows we experience, the glory of the resurrection is even greater!

  • The resurrection tells us that there is more than just this life. 
  • It reminds us that in the end God’s goodness will fully triumph over evil. 
  • And it assures us that the God who loved us enough to die for us, is WITH us through every moment.

So even if this isn’t a very merry Christmas for you, I pray it will be a truly Joyful Christmas!


December 1, 2012

Praise God – our second children’s devotional is completed!

We’re offering a special introductory sale until Christmas.

To order:

He’s My GOD! Knowing God Through His Names: A Children’s Devotional, Book 2

How many of God’s names do your children know? In Book 2 of He’s My GOD! your children can learn 18 more names of God – including Prince of Peace, Refuge, and Savior. These devotions will teach your children helpful truths about God’s character.

Written for ages 6-10 in kid-friendly language, each devotion is illustrated with engaging photos of children. Your kids can read these devotions on their own, or they can be used with the whole family. Either way, your kids will be encouraged as they get to know God better.


“The names of God provide children an early look into God’s character and it is from this solid foundation they build a life-long relationship with Him.  This devotional provides children with a clear picture of God’s attributes in an understandable way.” -Chuck P.

“What’s in a name? God has revealed much about His character and essence in His names, and Joanna K. Harris reminds us of these blessed truths in a succinct yet memorable way. Grandparents, parents, and teachers alike will greatly benefit from He’s My GOD! After reading it for the first time, I could not wait to read it to my six-year-old. I suspect you will follow suit!” -David S.

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