2-6 Fran Geiger Joslin

Oct 17, 2016Restory Show

Fran is a beacon of light for those who have the pleasure of knowing her. She has suffered tragedy and trauma, and yet her heart is to help others navigate grief. And she has a heart for the world. You’ll hear more in this special edition of the Restory Show

How Our Stories Intersected

Fran and I met officially at my hairdresser’s place! (My hairdresser, Michelle, is amazing and she is a connector to the core). Fran then came to the Rockwall Christian Writers Group. She had a book about grief that she wanted our feedback on. Not too long after, she and her husband Howard started Authenticity Book House. It’s an amazing ministry! They resource theologically under-resourced countries by using native translators (usually pastors). They also run a publishing company for authors that gives generous royalty splits, and they allow authors to keep their copyrights. I’ve had the privilege of walking alongside ABH for the past year.

In this episode we talk about Fran’s growing up in Indonesia, her stint (long) at a boarding school, her growing up years after coming to the USA, meeting her first husband, their journey through his brain tumor diagnosis, Fran’s grief journey after losing him, and where she finds herself today.

The book she shared that had such an impact on her was (click image to purchase):

Not My Will Book

And her book she wrote about Widowhood is:


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As in all my episodes, I pray for you at the end. It’s my sincere hope that you’ll walk away from the Restory Show changed and challenged.

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The End

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1 Comment

  1. DragonLady

    Very touching story!