Ten of the 17 individuals featured in Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation shared their stories and signed books at the book launch on April 12th.

“We change to fulfill our destiny,” author Teresa Shields Parker told those gathered. “Whether it’s just starting on the weight loss journey or having been on it for 40 years, we tap into the process of change by God’s design.” Those featured ranged from those just beginning their change journey, to those in the midst of it, those who’ve lost weight and still have weight to lose and some who’ve lost weight and kept it off for years.

As soon as possible, we hope to have a video of the event loaded for you to watch. Meanwhile, since a picture is better than 1,000 words, I thought I’d share a few from the event. By the way, photos are by the awesome Melanie Taylor and the wonderful Kristin Bailey. Thanks ladies. Sorry I really don’t know which photos are whose. They are all great.

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Authors meet with Teresa Shields Parker for prayer and instructions before the event.

There are plenty of books and fun people to help.

Sweet Change books stacked

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Assembly line book signing went on before and after the event.

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Great worship and then each one featured in the book spoke a few minutes, yes all 10 of them!


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Tp, mindy, russ tomRS, Judy, tP, indy

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Marilyn Logan prayed for the authors and those who came to support them before Teresa, dare we say, preached?

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Then more visiting with friends old and new and signing more books.

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russ tom micah



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A group photo had to be taken. From left to right, front row: Judy English, Ronda Waltman, Teresa Parker, Kim Weger, Lindsey Summers, Sundi Jo Graham, Mindy Nave. Back row, from left, Mark Randall Shields, Russ Hardesty, Tom Graddy, Andrew Parker.

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And a farewell kiss to sweeten the evening.

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sweet change, sweet graceHey don’t tell anyone but Sweet Change kindle edition is still on sale for $2.99. Leaving it a few more days so you can take advantage of it. Just hop over to Amazon. Click HERE to get Sweet Change. Oh and by the way, Sweet Grace kindle is also just $2.99 through April 30. We’re crazy to offer these so low, but we REALLY want you to get them. Go HERE to get Sweet Grace.











Teresa Shields Parker
Teresa Shields Parker is a Christian weight loss author, coach and speaker, who has lost more than 250 pounds. Her book, "Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor", is the number 1 Christian Weight Loss Memoir on Amazon. Her other books include: "Sweet Journey to Transformation: Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Live Healthy", "Sweet Freedom: Losing Weight and Keeping It Off With God's Help", "Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation" and "Sweet Hunger: Developing an Appetite for God".

She also offers Overcomers Christian Weight Loss Academy and VIP one-on-one coaching program, both available under the weight loss tab. To book Teresa for your next event, check the Speaking tab on her website. Also check out her blog and Sweet Grace for Your Journey podcast under the tabs by those names.