Meet Laura

Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here! It is my joy and passion to encourage women and provide practical ways to experience the hope, peace, and freedom Jesus Christ died to give us in the middle of our real-life worries, stress, and relationships. 

I hope you enjoy learning more about my speaking and writing ministry. Most of all, however, I hope that while you’re here you will be reminded how deeply the Lord knows and loves you.

In Jesus’ Love,


Laura Sandretti - Christian Speaker, Author & Blogger standing in barn window

Transparent – Humorous – Challenging

Christian Author, Speaker & Blogger

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him;
he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.”
Luke 15:20b

New Books Laura Sandretti

Now Available!

Four Weeks to Fear LESS: Tired of being paralyzed and feeling imprisoned by fear and anxiety? Embark on a transformative journey with this empowering journal written especially for women aged 17 and up. Learn to recognize the barriers that keep you from experiencing more peace. Once you start to identify the walls your fear has created, you’ll have opportunities to practice dismantling them by wrestling with and reflecting on what Scripture says about fear. Based on the author’s own experiences with anxiety and eventually finding freedom from a lifetime of panic attacks, this journal will help you start the journey to fear less.

Where’s Jesus When I’m Scared?: Where’s Jesus When I’m Scared is about a Japanese-American girl named Natasha, who learns that even when she struggles to make good choices, Jesus’ unconditional love and presence are a help and comfort. Based on the author’s childhood struggles with anxiety, this beautiful book with hand-rendered illustrations, includes characters based on both the author’s and illustrator’s adopted, multi-racial children.

Here’s a teaching sample on John 4 from a recent conference in Minneapolis from
Laura’s keynote session, “When Faith Fails.”

Where I’ll Be Next

From the Blog

No Pray No Peace?

No Pray No Peace?

“People don’t have peace because they’re not praying.” I cringed when I heard the well-meaning podcaster’s words. Although she wasn’t theologically incorrect, her blanket statement was devoid of context or explanation. As a Christian and someone who had my first panic...

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My Faith Funk

My Faith Funk

In the past few weeks, I’ve done almost nothing “spiritual.” When I have, I’ve not gotten much out of reading my Bible, praying, and journaling. Living between two houses, some ongoing relational strife, and other major life transitions for our family have not only...

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Professor of Nothing

Professor of Nothing

In January I applied to be an adjunct professor of biblical studies in a medium security correctional institute. However, a leadership transition at the university that oversees the prison program meant my application was delayed. When we moved, I had lots of time to...

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“Fear-based repentance makes us hate ourselves. Joy-based repentance makes us hate the sin.” 
~ Tim Keller

"There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus."
~ Romans 8:1

“Intellectual ascent to correct doctrine is not salvation.”
~ Matt Chandler

“The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” 
~ John 6:29

"Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?"
~ Romans 2:4