In this book, Simply Salsa: Dancing without Fear at Gods Fiesta, Janet Eckles describes moment after moment in lifeher own as well as otherswhen busyness, tragedy, fear, guilt, and anxiety drown out the music that Jesus wants to play in our hearts. And again and again, Janet testifies to the power of God to transform those moments of weeping or trembling into a heart-thrilling invitation to dance.
This is a lighthearted and yet profound book that speaks to women at every levelwhether wallowing in the mire of self-pity, slogging through never-ending guilt, trying to outrun fear, or just plain missing out on the ecstasy of a dance-filled life. It doesnt have to be that wayand Simply Salsa was written to help you understand that. --Kathi Macias, award-winning author of more than 30 books including the Extreme Devotion novels
In an engaging and refreshingly creative style, Simply Salsa addresses the issue of how fear can paralyze women. Each insight unravels the lies behind our fears. With the authors own life journey and the experiences of other women, Simply Salsa is a guide to finding hope to overcome any fear. Like talking to a close friend about deep issues, this book is delightfully powerful! --Nancy Wilson, author, speaker, Global Ambassador for Campus Crusade for Christ/Story Runners
Next to my quiet time with the Lord, Janet Perez Eckles book Simply Salsa was the highlight of my day. Janets love for God, people, and life is vibrant and contagious. She writes with humor and transparency, and her passion is to help the reader move from tragedy to triumph. Janet doesnt write platitudes from an ivory tower. She writes from her own trauma of losing her eye sight at age 31 and losing her son. She has woven in the stories of other women to help the reader understand the relevance of Gods Word. Janet sprinkles her chapters with words in Spanish which reflect her knowledge and appreciation of her Hispanic background. She follows the words with their English equivalent and includes a glossary at the end of the book. For an uplifting book that bubbles over with hope, humor, and honesty, I highly recommend Simply Salsa. --Yvonne Ortega, author of Finding Hope for Your Journey through Breast Cancer
About the Author
Bolivian immigrant Janet Perez Eckles will be the last woman you would expect to dance for joy. She lost her eyesight at age 32, suffered financial devastation, endured infidelity, and faced the incomprehensible anguish of her nineteen-year old sons murder and the acquittal of the man responsible. Yet with Gods grace, Janet has learned to dance. Her healing journey has enriched her ability to minister to others as a teacher, group leader, writer, and public speaker.
Janet is the author of Trials of Today, Treasures for Tomorrow: Overcoming Adversities in Life
, and has contributed to more than 20 books, including the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and Guideposts. Her experiences have been shared in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Hispanic Times, The St. Louis Post Dispatch, El Nuevo Dia
, and The Orlando Sentinel