Best-selling author and popular speaker Angela Thomas Pharr inspires single moms to rise above their circumstances and live strong, amazing lives, sharing her stories about raising four children without a husband, paycheck or home of her own. Thomas was living a seemingly perfect life as minister, wife and mother when her marriage ended and she entered the uncharted waters of single motherhood. She struggled with the transition from church wife to single mom of four in her mind; she could no longer be "super mom" or a leader in the Christian community without a man by her side. But thanks to the love and help of her friends and family, Thomas realized she was mistaken. Through the challenges that accompany single motherhood, Thomas learned how to draw on her inner strength and become closer in her relationship with God. In her new book, My Single Mom Life:: Stories & Practical Lessons for Your Journey (Thomas Nelson, May 2007), Thomas recounts her journey from embarrassed ex-wife to tenacious, empowered single mom. She provides lessons learned from raising children without close spousal support and guidance to single moms feeling helpless. Thomas graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She went on to serve as part-time youth director in her small Methodist church where she discovered her true calling as a speaker and minister to women. She received her master's degree at Dallas Theological Seminary and pursued a life of ministry which quickly turned into writing and speaking about the roles of Christian women. Thomas Pharr has written over 10 books for women and reaches over 25,000 women of all ages each year through her seminars. Her life and career has been chronicled in ParentLife Magazine, Christian Single, Today's Christian Woman, HomeLife, Living With Teenagers and many other local and regional publications. She has also appeared on Faith Cafe, 100 Huntley Street and The Harvest Show. This year Thomas will attend over 40 women's events across the country to discuss her transition into single motherhood and to inspire other women facing similar trials. Today she lives in Knoxville, Tenn., with her four children and enjoys reading, staying active and traveling. Her children are her main priority, and she dedicates much of her time to watching their various sports and activities. If you would like more information about Angela Thomas Pharr, please visit her website at www.angelathomas.com.