Author, Speaker, Teacher
Barbara Moon is a writer, speaker, prayer counselor, mentor, and small group leader.
Barbara lives in the Atlanta, Georgia, area where she enjoys sewing, reading, blogging and teaching preschoolers to swim. Mother of four grown children and eleven grandchildren, Barbara enjoys spending time with her family. Avid reader and author, Barbara writes books based on Biblical principles intertwined with brain science such as:
Author of Relationships Books
Joy-Filled Relationships If you struggle with having joy-filled relationships, good news! A lot of what it takes to relate well with others you can learn through skills and exercises taught in this book. You’ll learn what it takes to have conversations and supportive relationships with others that are filled with joy instead of pain. You’ll learn healthy ways to handle your internal battles with your emotions of anger, hurt, frustration and shame.
Re-Framing Your Hurts Re-Framing Your Hurts will help you understand why relationships are so messy and how re-framing the way you look at emotional pain can help you stop avoiding and fearing pain which causes destructive behavior. Join me as we look at some practical ways to wade through the difficult, messy results of avoiding feeling our hurts and pain. Understanding God’s perspective on pain and finding practical help to stop avoiding it will be worth the effort when relationships improve and flourish. We can find the path to joyful connections for which we all long.
Author of Parenting Books
Joy-Filled Parenting with Teens Do you sometimes dread having a teenager? Are you already struggling with your teen and wondering if you will make it? If so, there is hope. Joy-Filled Parenting with Teens is full of practical advice and great stories from real-life moms. Their stories will help you apply what you read here, as you learn how to build joy in your family while understanding how God designed the brain to work in relationships.
Handbook to Joy-Filled Parenting (and its companion workbook) is a comprehensive parenting book that can help you parent from birth to college using Biblical principles. The book combines information about the latest brain science research on how joy affects a child’s developing brain with practical, every-day tips for all ages. Chapters include topics on how marriage relationships and emotional maturity affect parenting, how to mentor your teen, how bonds and synchronization affect a child’s security and a section on how to prevent or heal traumas through healing prayer.
Author of a Devotional Book
Living Lessons on Intimacy With Christ This devotional book can help you find intimacy with Christ through living lessons along paths such as Faith, Grace and Union, Freedom from the Law, Forgiveness, and Suffering and Trials. Barbara Moon shares stories from her own journey to intimacy covering many years, many struggles, many joys, and many proofs of God’s faithfulness. Read and ponder these devotions at your own speed. There are ten chapters—topics that both stand alone and intertwine with each other.
Author of Small Group Workbooks & Leaders’ Guides
Workbooks and leaders’ guides for small groups written by Barbara:
- Hinds Feet on High Places workbook and leader’s guide
- Mountains of Spices workbook and leader’s guide
- The Rest of the Gospel workbook and leader’s guide
Author of Family Friendly Fiction Trilogy
Barbara’s fiction trilogy, set on the world of Atron:
Barbara’s journey includes time on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU); training by early leaders of the Exchanged Life movement — Dr. Charles Solomon and Dr. Bill Gillham; a personal friendship with Dan Stone, author of The Rest of the Gospel; and years of mentoring from Dr. James Wilder, author of the Life Model, Living With Men, and Joy Starts Here. The Exchanged Life years taught, Barbara freedom from performance-based acceptance, her identity in Christ, and her theological basis for life. And from Dr. Wilder, Barbara learned what to do with pain, how to build and spread joy, and how to live the Immanuel lifestyle. Along with various trials and struggles, all of her training and experiences contribute to how she teaches, leads and writes.
New, Healthy, Healed
“My life has been transformed, I am happy to say, from learning the Immanuel Prayer process, how the brain stores, changes and heals from traumas, and the importance of building joy in my life. I am a new, healthy and healed woman today because of Barbara’s great love for me and her desire to share these life-changing truths.” Juli May
“Barbara’s teaching, including the principles and skills contained in her books, made such a difference for me. I cannot recommend her books highly enough to you.” Debbie Sellmann
Takes Spiritual Principles Directly to Practical Living
“Barbara has taken years of professional research jargon and condensed it into layman’s terms. Through this material, I have ‘re-trained’ my brain closer to the mind of Christ.” Margie Reitz
“Barbara Moon immediately takes spiritual principles directly to practical living. Here are the practical answers to everything we wish had not happened. I will be giving this book (Re-Framing Your Hurts) as a gift to people in hard places, and encouraging their friends to read it and learn how to make our times of difficulty as short and as useful as possible.” E. James Wilder, PhD.
Enabled Me To Live A More Joy-filled Life
“Most of my life I have been emotionally shut down because of painful life experiences. What I thought were helpful defense mechanisms against further pain actually affected every relationship in my life. Learning how to embrace my pain, instead of avoiding it, has enabled me to live a more joy-filled life.” Dianne Pesaresi
“Have you ever heard that emotional pain means something has value to you? I have learned from Barbara how to value pain, feel pain, and return to joy from it. These skills greatly improved my relationships.” Shawnda Myers
“What I love about Barbara is that she tests everything on herself first. This is not academic material. This is nitty-gritty, real and proven.” Peggy Keenum