Comments About Jo as a Speaker

With stories you can’t forget, Jo captures the audience with humor and wisdom. Dr. Robert Seymour

Seminary Teacher, Retired Pastor, Valley View Southern Baptist Church, Snowflake, AZ

Jo has a way of taking a serious subject and making it funny and informative. She taught a workshop at our women’s retreat called, “Can Kermit and Miss Piggy Live Happily Ever After? A Biblical Concept of Marriage.” We enjoyed it so much! Wanda Pratt

Women's Retreat Coordinator, Burton Camp, August 2013

We always enjoy Jo’s funny and zany talks. They give us smiles and energy! Deedo Wooley

Red Hat Queen and President, Pinetop Prissie's Red Hats, Pinetop, AZ

As keynote at our Women’s Fellowship Fair, Jo inspired an enthusiastic crowd with her humor, stage antics, and solid Biblical message. Nancy Stidham

Pastor's Wife, Cornerstone Community Church, Lakeside, AZ

Comments About Jo as an Author/Communicator

Which Button Do You Push to Get God to Come Out?

I love this devo! Using (LOL) laugh out loud personal experiences, author Jo Russell skillfully weaves Scripture into the craziness of real life and encourages the reader to apply Biblical principles to her own harried everyday life. An uplifting and smile-provoking read! Debora M. Coty

Award-winning author of Too Blessed to Be Stressed and Mom NEEDS Chocolate

This is an amazing, funny, inspirational book that any woman would enjoy. It is geared to all readers and while you read, it takes you on a journey of your own. The author has a true gift for reaching women of all ages, socio economic backgrounds and levels of spirituality. User ID: Deedo (retired school teacher)

Wonderful book!, Comment from

I read the first day’s pages and didn’t want to stop. I like the real world stories paired with Bible verses. I can relate to a lot of the stories. I am a mom to a busy 3 year old, work part-time and volunteer, this book allows me to get a compact, inspirational quiet time in during my busy day. User ID: bonbon84 (New Life Pregnancy Center)

Great Devotional!, Comment from

Have you ever thought life would take you down and hold you there forever? Throw out those black thoughts! Each story is a gem, a treasure every one of us needs to cuddle up with every day. Penny Porter

Frequent speaker and author of seven books, most recently Adobe Secrets, and contributor to more than 10 books and 14 Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies

This book is lots of fun with great lessons available at the end of each week for study. I liked that I could read it for the humor, then go back and use it as a individual study. I also like that the author writes in plain language as if I were talking with her personally. Great for women in all stages of life. User ID: MimiWoo (U of Alaska)

Fun and Humorous!, Comment from

There are several ways to enjoy this zany spiritual quide. Read it just for the humorous stories, study it as a Bible tool, or soak up the hope and positive outcome that shines through. Russell, a prolific writer, has made it a fun read for all. User ID: C. Donato "kweenb" (Surgeon, Yuma, AZ)

Zany Spiritual Guide!, Comment from

Give Us This Day Our Daily Grin

In Give Us This Day, author Jo Russell not only encourages us in our daily faith walk, she also entertains us with humorous contemporary stories illustrating scriptural truths, and helps us dig deeper via reflection questions in each chapter. Can’t beat a combination like that! I recommend this book.

Debora M. Coty

Award-winning author of over 30 inspirational books

Breathe new life into your spiritual walk with Jo’s sharing and humor. Worthwhile Reading.

W. Terry Whalin

Acquisition Editor at Morgan James Publishing, Author of more than 60 books

About Jo Russell

Jo’s humor, inspirational stories, articles and devotionals have spanned more than 40 years, with several national writing contest awards for humor. She's a contributing author in Chicken Soup for the Soul—Shaping the New You and Heavenly Humor for the Dieter’s Soul.

Contact Jo

Find Jo on Twitter and Facebook. To schedule Jo as a speaker or to discuss your writing project and receive a free quote, call her at 928-536-2479. Or contact her using the website Contact Form.

Feeling Blue?

That can't last. Listen in on four talks of Jo's to banish those blues:

How Do I Count My Blessings When the Toilet is Overflowing?

The Choice We Have Between a Dead Egg and a Live Savior

Never Give Up!

Can Kermit and Miss Piggy Marry and Live Happily Ever After?