Inspired Women Succeed

My friends Diane Cunningham and Jo Ann Fore have crafted a “Chicken Soup for the Soul®-spirited book that takes readers on an inspirational journey; a journey which teaches women how to entrust the hard spots of life to a sovereign God who has a plan.”

From the back cover of Inspired Women Succeed: “What scoreboard determines true success? Must we be famous? Rich? Well-credentialed experts? Whether we acknowledge it or not, the way we measure success greatly impacts our lives. Inspired Women Succeed cuts through the spoils of cultural expectations and uncovers genuine success.”

As a contributor to this book, I share how I’ve transformed difficult circumstances into a successful life – success on God’s terms.  After a medical diagnosis at the age of 18, my perspective on life drastically changed.   I realized that God had a purpose for my life and I had a choice – to wallow or start living.  Because of this life-changing experience, iBloom was founded in 2007 to help women live inspired lives full of purpose.

My life has been faced with many obstacles over the years.  In the midst of each trial, loss, or heartache- it was impossible to see how God could be at work.  But, I still chose to trust Him.  One of my favorite scriptures is from Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.”  I’ve clung to this verse many times when things just didn’t seem to make since to me.  However, now that I’m on the other side of each of those trials, I can see God’s hand so vividly.  He did have a perfect plan.  And, each experience has been a catalyst for more intimate relationship with Him.

Inspired Women Succeed is a book of courage and hope. You will connect with me and thirty-nine other, brave-hearted Christian women entrepreneurs who faced unfathomable trials with heroic faith. As we authentically share our life-transforming stories, be challenged by our words as you learn how to use your own life experiences as a catalyst for success.

I’m confident that this book will change the way you view success, trials, and God’s plan for your life.  It’s a MUST READ!

Kelly Thorne Gore


  1. Kelly,
    You have long served as an inspiration to me. And your story is one that shines God’s glory brightly over the hard patches of life. So honored to join you on this journey.
    Jo Ann

  2. “learn how to use your own life experiences as a catalyst for success”… wow!
    Thank you for sharing your story and allowing others to be encouraged, challenged, and convicted!

  3. So proud of yoU!!!

  4. I can’t wait to get my hands on my copy! Looking forward to being inspired by all of the women. Can’t wait to see what God will do with all of the inspiration the book holds…one woman at a time.

  5. Each of us has a story… and we learn so much from each others’ experience. I just know i will be uplifted by these stories. And I might even be able to recognize my own and share it to help someone else!

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