Jonathan Cahn and Sharon Wilharm at NRB Convention

Jonathan Cahn – Bestselling author

To say that Jonathan Cahn is a busy man would be an understatement. He leads Hope of the World, an international outreach, and  Jerusalem Center/Beth Israel, a worship center just outside New York City.  In addition, he is the author of two New York Times best-sellers – The Paradigm which hit #5 and The Harbinger which hit #8.

Sharon Wilharm interviews radio host Mark Smeby at NRB 2018

Mark Smeby – Author and Radio Host

Author and radio host Mark Smeby provides a simple formula for how to live hope. His LIve Hope Minute radio feature is a one minute show nationally syndicated on 250 radio outlets int he US, Canada, and South Africa. In our NRB Convention interview we talked about his radio show as well as his new book.

Sharon Wilharm interviews author Ann White at NRB 2018

Ann White – Author, TV Host

Those of you in the Atlanta area will recognize Ann White as co-host for the popular talk show Atlanta Alive. She’s also an author, speaker, and Bible teacher. In our interview at NRB Convention she talked about her book Courage for Life.  In fact, it’s a set of books – Courage for Life, the Courage for Life Study Guide, and Courage for My Life. 

Sharon Wilharm interviews author Shirley Mitchell at NRB 2018

Shirley Mitchell – Author and Talk Show Host

Shirley Mitchell is seventy plus years old and going strong with her Aging Outside the Box movement.  She was at NRB Convention promoting and signing her books in the expo hall, but I was able to squeeze in an interview where we talked about Fabulous After Fifty, Sensational After 60, and Radiant After 70.  Each book in the series shares the benefits of that decade. Whatever your age, you’re sure to gain encouragement from her zest for life and her overflowing energy and optimism.

Sharon Wilharm interviews author Laura Harris Smith at NRB 2018

Laura Harris Smith – Author and Television Host

Laura Harris Smith got her start in television when she was three-years-old and her parents put her in a commercial.  At forty, as the mother of six kids, she took them to a talent agency, and ended up booking herself a role as a TV host for Shop At Home TV.  Now she’s the host of her own show called TheThree, where she talks with guests who are experts on body, mind, and soul.

Kim Chaffin and Sharon Wilharm at NRB Convention

Kim Chaffin – Simply Blessed

I love the name of Kim Chaffin’s blog – Heartfelt Ramblings of a Midlife Domestic Goddess. When you go to her blog, you immediately notice the bright pink background and sweet cartoon artwork. You can tell right away that she’s a woman with a sense of fun. I got to meet her in person at NRB Convention, and that was indeed true. Kim is sweet and bubbly, and immediately treats you like she’s known you forever. Her love of life is contagious.

Sharon Wilharm interviews author Erica Willis at NRB 2018

Erica Willis – Author, Prayer Warrior

I have a great admiration for anyone who gets up early in the morning, especially when they make the choice on their own. Erica Willis gets up at 5am every morning to spend an hour in prayer before kicking off her day. Not only that, but she’s created a worldwide prayer movement called theFives, women  who join together at 5am in their time zone to  pray and see God move.

Sharon Wilharm interviews Sarah Bowling at NRB 2018

Sarah Bowling – Author, Television Host, Co-Pastor

Sarah Bowling is one of those people you meet and immediately feel like you’ve known her forever. Her enthusiasm and warmth are contagious. The daughter of the Rev. Wallace and Marilyn Hickey,  she and her mom co-host a daily television program that reaches a potential audience of 2.2 billion households worldwide. In our NRB Convention interview we talked about her two new books, her tv show, and her ministry work.

Bible Study Expo – Coming This Week

I want to take a break today from my NRB convention interviews to tell you about an exciting event taking place this week. Bible Study Expo is a free, online event hosted by Marnie Swedberg. She’ll be interviewing popular authors and talking about their latest Bible study books.

The event starts Thursday at 1pm CT and continues until 4pm CT with a different author every 20 minutes. In addition, you can register to win a free copy of one of the books being featured. To learn more, visit the website at

NRB 2018 - Brian Bird, Sharon Wilharm, Michelle Cox

When God Calls the Heart – With Brian Bird and Michelle Cox

If you’ve ever watched Hallmark Channel, you’re familiar with the popular series When Calls the Heart. What you may not know is that there’s now a devotional book to go along with the series. Brian Bird, executive producer and co-creator of the series, has teamed up with author Michelle Cox to create When God Calls the Heart, a collection of forty devotions based on the stories and characters in the series.  Each chapter contains a quote from one of the characters, a Scripture verse, a devotional reflection, a prayer, and a dig deeper question.