"Shauna’s courageous fight for God’s will to prevail in her marriage is beautiful beyond words. Fierce Love is an amazing reminder that, with His strength, we can still choose to show love… even with a broken heart.”
–Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
“When author Shauna Shanks got the worst news a wife could get—that her husband wanted a divorce—she pleaded with God, “Please just give me one thing I can focus on! Just one word.” He gave her two: Endure. Hope. I urge you to read this remarkable story of one wife who decided to lean completely on the Lord, to not give up, but to fight for her marriage. You will not be disappointed.”
- Christine Caine, Founder A21 & Propel Women
"Shauna Shanks takes us on a journey of what it's like to be faced with an impossible situation, and to either do what makes sense in the eyes of the world and those around us, or have the audacious faith that God calls on us to have. A Fierce Love is a must read for everyone who has ever had their faith put to the test in a big way."
- Chad Veach, Lead Pastor of Zoe Church in Los Angeles, CA
"This is so much more than the story of a faithful wife wooing her wayward husband back to their marriage. It is the story of a faithful God wooing His wayward people back to His side. If you’ve ever wandered or been wounded by someone who has, you will find great comfort and encouragement in “all the words” Shauna shares. No matter what the imposing mountain in front of you looks like—marriage, money, sickness, or shame—you will learn from her example how God reveals Himself through life’s impossible situations."
- Amy Lively, author of How to Love Your Neighbor Without Being Weird
Divorcing and moving on from the marriage seemed to contradict God’s plan for how to love. Instructions such as “love never gives up”, “love is patient” and “love is kind” seem simple enough under normal circumstances. But she was soon to discover the enormity this challenge presents in a situation that was by all counts impossible.
This book is about truly discovering the love filter in 1 Corinthians 13 and a crash course in the ludicrousness of God’s love.
Betrayed by her husband, Shanks had no idea God was about to move in such a way that even mountains didn’t stand a chance. They’d have to move! Writing from a place of wreckage, she takes the reader along for a journey that is gritty and lovely at the same time.
Taking God at his word and assuming the love chapter was really meant to be literally followed word by word, she not only finds herself falling in love with her spouse all over again, but more importantly, falling in love with Jesus, which ends up changing everything.
1 Corinthians 13 describes an audacious, illogical and irrational context of how to love and is meant to be applied in any circumstance, not just the fairytale. If God’s instructions seem illogical and audacious you might just expect the same kind of results in return!
Shauna Shanks is an author and entrepreneur. She started Smallfolk, a health food café, out of her passion for health and fitness and unchecked desire to make fancy pop tarts. She graduated from Christ for the Nations Institute with a focus on world missions. Shauna and her husband, Micah, who is a police officer, have been married for more than a decade, and they live with their three boys on an Ohio farm. Her first book, A Fierce Love released June of 2017.