SPREAD THE WORD

JAN’S TWEETS

Word of Mouth

 

This is one of the boldest things I’ve ever seen anyone do. It is brilliantly poetic, brutally honest, and filled with the grace and mercy that God has for us all.
Joe Kissack, Author
The Fourth Fisherman

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Run The Other Way is an eye-opening reminder that life can turn at any moment, but the redemptive power of God’s unconditional love shines through at our darkest moment. A must read for everyone.
Yolanda Adams
Recording Artist

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With every word in this book, it feels like we are living inside Jan Smith’s broken heart. This is a painful, personal and beautifully written book. We’ve all been there. Jan maps out all the broken roads we’ve all traveled, and she does it with humor and heart.
Diane Warren, Multiplatinum Songwriter
Realsongs

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I was greatly impacted by the journey Jan Smith shared in her book Run the Other Way. What an incredible story of God’s redeeming love and the overwhelming beauty of His forgiveness. Jan’s story is an intimate and powerful example of both. It is rare that someone would be so transparent, honest, vulnerable and authentic in the telling of his or her story. In sharing her story, Jan opens a door for us to experience our own encounter with God. Woven throughout this book is simple but insightful points that will release you into another level of freedom in Jesus. This book inspired me deeply, made me fall more in love with Jesus and revealed the tenderness of His heart towards me.
Banning Liebscher, Jesus Culture Director

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Incredible book Jan!! Courageous honesty and rawness make way for redemption.
Steve Fee
Recording Artist & Worship Leader

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Raw… humorous… humbling. That’s Jan Smith in Run The Other Way.  I read the book in one sitting and could not stop. She’s a powerful woman with a successful business, strong family background, and a close circle of friends.  The book details her voyage through the “high” of an exhilarating relationship to the bottomless pit of despair, and culminates with a joyful message about redemption and the power of faith.  Beyond Jan’s message about how she clawed her way out of despair is a powerful message about friendship and the ongoing need for friends and family to pay attention to those they love, and stay close.
Elisabeth L. Marchant, CEO
Womenetics

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Anyone who knows Jan, knows the honesty that defines her.  Her book truly allows her gift of candor to show through in a way that only she can deliver.  Her writing is startlingly beautiful, despite such difficult subject matter.  When all is said and done, the message of redemption in her writing should give us all the courage to be as honest, not only with ourselves, but with each other.”
Jim Ramseur, Partner
Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate

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Walking into Jan Smith Studios I had no idea of the magnitude impact this woman would have on my life. At a the end of every dark tunnel there is light, and that is exactly the way I must describe “Run the Other Way.” this incredible book. Many would not be as selfless to open themselves up, to let the “ugly” out and help another, but she has extended herself to the world in this incredible book in order to encourage others. If you are stuck in the middle of your tunnel & looking for a light……I encourage you to please read this book & gift it to others. Thank You Mama J for being a lamp.
Nichelle Tillman
Vocalist for Joe Cocker

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You might assume that Jan Smith’s first book would focus on entertainment–on music, specifically, and the artists she’s mentored on their way to successful careers. Instead, it is a deeply personal memoir–a story of love and loss; of despair and hope; of human fallibility and divine faithfulness. Once you turn the first page, be prepared for the distinct possibility that you may read this entire book in one sitting–and then keep it in mind for many, many weeks to come.
Judith K. Keene
Executive Speechwriter

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The sheer courage and selflessness it takes to put all of this on paper and release it for all of the world to see is awe-inspiring. Run the Other Way is a raw, gut-wrenching, intimate encounter with a woman who is brave enough to bear the depths of her soul for the benefit of others. As is often the case – the truth ain’t pretty. It was hard for me to get through this book – never have I read and felt a more powerful description of what it really feels like to walk through such darkness and survive. I was relieved to “run the other way” where the power of faith, surrender and God’s grace changes everything. This journey of redemption inspires me to be a better wife, mother and friend.  Thank you for a FEARLESS look into the path of a woman of faith.
Mandy Gawley
Recording Artist, Wife, Mother, and Friend

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“Run The Other Way” by Jan Smith is a raw and rare glimpse into the truth behind the effects of sin, and serves as a testimony to the power of God’s unconditional love, salvation and forgiveness–even when we don’t have it within us to love or forgive ourselves. “Run The Other Way” is for anyone who has ever struggled with moving beyond the guilt and shame arising from sin and who needs to experience God’s love, peace, mercy, and grace!
Tamika Boyce
Reader