Leading Ladies Interview and Giveaway

About the Book

Book: Leading Ladies: Discover Your God-Grown Strategy for Success Authors: Amber Weigand-Buckley & Lisa Burris Burns Genre: Christian Leadership and Religious Leadership Release Date: May 25, 2023 SISTERS, IT’S TIME TO GET DOWN TO BUSINESS! Find out how to step up to God’s calling as these daring women redefine what leadership looks like. Authentic and heartfelt stories of world-changing women leaders of every hue, background, and job description, teach us by example how to battle to find our passion, connect with our gifts, and maintain forward-focused momentum in every season of life. Join authors Amber Weigand-Buckley and Lisa Burris Burns — along with Babbie Mason, Candace Payne, Jacquelyn Marushka, Martha Bolton, Katy Nichole, Kymberlie Joye, and so many more powerhouse women–as they explore leadership purpose, and living a life that counts.  
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About the Authors

Meet Amber Amber Weigand-Buckley is an author, speaker, multi-award-winning magazine editor, and art director, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (awsa.com) marketing director, Bold Vision Books’ creative director, and owner of #barefacedcreativemedia (barefacedcreativemedia.com). The Springfield, Missouri native navigates bipolar and anxiety disorder while embracing her best life. At its peak, her mental illness almost caused her to take her own life. Amber is a mental health advocate who knows that a diagnosis does not disqualify you from God’s leadership call.Amber, whose vision birthed Leading Ladies: Discover Your God-Grown Strategy for Success, is energized by helping world-changing women of all hues, backgrounds, and walks of life to find their wings, hone their skills, and take their God-call to the next level. She has two grown daughters, Saffron, Imogen, and one teen Penelope, with Philip, her British hubby of 28 years, two Great Pyrenees pups—Stanley and Stuart, and a zoo of exotic pets. Meet Lisa The diagnosis of an autoimmune disorder initially shattered LISA BURRIS BURNS’ ministry dreams as a vocalist and worship leader. Despite this, God opened opportunities for her journey and abilities to expand beyond what she ever anticipated for herself — to acting, stage performance, set design, and writing. As a vocal and performance coach with K.C. Superstar, a Kansas City-based competition likened to “American Idol,” she is passionate about fine-tuning artists’ creative expressions. Lisa thrives on the artistic process, especially everything yarn and crafty. This avid Kansas City Chiefs fan lives with her husband, Randy, in Blue Springs, Missouri. The Burns have served in marriage and family ministry since 1988. They have six fantastic children, two amazing son-in-loves, and five adorable granddaughters.

More from Amber and Lisa

Are you ready to discover your God-given gifts and move in forward in all that He’s called you to be? Leading Ladies: Discover Your God-Grown Strategy for Success will help you identify your unique leadership abilities. For a limited time, get the inspirational song “Lead Me On” recorded by Michaelah Weaver for FREE when your register as a Leading Ladies VIP at leadingladies.life. Let “Lead Me On” be your empowering anthem as you read Leading Ladies and learn to boldly walk in your purpose. Download the song and book excerpt now at leadingladies.life!

Interview with the Authors

  1. Why do you think the topic of your book is important?

Amber: You know, I’ve always been passionate about encouraging women to embrace their talents. But, one day waiting in the carline, it hit me—I wasn’t giving myself the same pep talk. This book is about breaking free from societal expectations, seeing the woman God meant me to be. And, I truly believe that transformative journey is something God wants for everyone.

  1. Why do you think this topic is needed?

Lisa: Life tends to come at all of us (both the good stuff and the downright hard) and we get caught up in the whirlwind. We get discouraged, wounded, and we forget that God brought us here intentionally with purpose. The book is a reminder to look upward and outward. We’re not finished yet. There is more to who we are than the hats we wear or the ‘to do’ list we work our way through.


  1. What did you learn from writing this book?

Amber: While working on the book, Tracy Glass, the author of Chapter 2, threw a curveball: “Are you afraid to lead boldly because you are afraid to stand out or are you ashamed of your story?” It hit home—because I realized I was still grappling with shame from my story. She inspired me to even be more transparent in my story regarding my mental health journey.  Another contributor, Veronica Clay, opened my eyes to a new understanding of rest and what it looked like for me—because I thought I was just undisciplined in how hard it is for me not to “sit still.”.

  1. What is your favorite hymn and why?

Lisa: I have too many! The lyrics to the last verse of The Love of God have been running through my mind often. It’s been such a tumultuous time around the earth. When we turn on the news or scroll through social media all that we see is sides being taken, blame shifting. I am reminded that God’s love for mankind is greater than what divides us. He is always pursuing us with that love.

Could we with ink the ocean fill, And were the skies of parchment made;

Were every stalk on earth a quill, And every man a scribe by trade;

To write the love of God above Would drain the ocean dry;

Nor could the scroll contain the whole, Though stretched from sky to sky.

  1. What is your favorite verse and why?

Lisa: Philippians 3:12-14 has continued to help me embrace whatever comes my direction. In spite of my insecurities, fears or challenges I am challenged to press on and move forward. There were moments that Amber and I both were pressed beyond what we thought we were capable of. While we knew God was present every step, we also felt the stretching of those moments. It is so good of God to use us!

Amber: Romans 4:17-18 aligns with our book’s theme—God calls things into being that weren’t. He turns pain into purpose, brokenness into healing, sorrow into joy. As we walk by faith, like Abraham, God transforms us, writing incredible stories. This verse embodies the hope I share through our book, Leading Ladies, and all I do. In moments of feeling stuck, God revives our dreams and reveals our calling—often unexpectedly.


  1. What is one thing readers would be surprised to learn about you?

Lisa: I absolutely love to binge watch those wilderness survival shows where you’re dropped off in some remote place to build shelter and find food. I wouldn’t last a day out there on my own, but I sure like to think I could! Lol!

Amber: Most people might not know that I playfully refer to some of my quirky phrases as “Amberisms,” an inside joke that not everyone outside my brain may grasp and some that have to be killed. My family are also reptile educators in my Springfield Missouri community so we have a zoo of 10 snakes and 3 lizards in our home.

  1. Outside of the Bible, what is the one book or author that has had the biggest influence on you?

 Lisa: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Amber: Let Go by François Fénelon

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To celebrate their tour, Amber and Lisa are giving away the grand prize package of a copy of the book and a $50 Amazon gift card!!

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