“Picture yourself seated in a comfortable chair. A luscious Latin melody dances in the background as you spend a few hours with a dear friend. Her smile embraces you like a warm hug. Her openness encourages you to share your heart. And her words of wisdom challenge you to follow the God of boundless love.
This golden afternoon mirrors the experience of reading Janet Perez Eckles’ Simply Salsa: Dancing Without Fear at God’s Fiesta. The book takes a refreshing look at the Christ-life—with a unique Latina flair. Gentle humor and transparency allows readers to learn and laugh without finger-pointing or lectures.”
— Marti Pieper
“If you’ve ever wondered how God turns our sorrows into triumph, Simply Salsa is a must read. If you’re looking for a closer walk with God, Simply Salsa shows you the pathway. Deep truths are uncovered through the storytelling process of Janet Perez Eckles. Novel Journey and I give it our highest recommendation. This is a life changing book.”
— Ane Mulligan
Editor, Novel Journey
A little paradise…
“My suitcase was overflowing with summer outfits and matching swimwear as I did my best to make room for Simply Salsa: Dancing Without Fear at God’s Fiesta. Would I really take the time to read this book while on vacation? After all, what I wanted was to gaze at the deep blue sea, take long walks on the soft sand and soak up Caribbean paradise. I opened the book, turned off my cell phone and found an even better paradise. The words in Simply Salsa soothed and settled me in my lounge chair for two straight days. It’s the best read of 2011.”
— Jeanne Z.
St. Louis, MO
Teaches you to reclaim your joy…
“Few women have experienced a seemingly endless string of tragedies like those that shattered the life of Janet Perez Eckles. But in a lively tone that reflects her vivacious personality, Janet teaches us how to reclaim our joy through biblical principles and real life examples. In reading Simply Salsa and applying the scriptural lessons, every woman whose heart has been broken or whose body has been afflicted by devastating illness will find herself dancing to the music of our Heavenly Father.”
— Louise M. Gouge
Author of At the Captain’s Command
A vision of God’s redemptive love…
“Are you someone who longs for a deeper relationship with God? Are you reeling from the bruises of broken dreams, shattered goals, financial ruin, or strained family relationships?
Are you on the road of dead ends, confusion, and personal mistakes? Simply Salsa: Dancing Without Fear at God’s Fiesta will help you learn the power of forgiveness and the secret to being made whole. Janet Eckles, through her physical blindness, has given those of us who see an uncanny spiritual vision into God’s redemptive love in a fallen world.”
— Lorilyn Roberts
Author, founder of the John 316 Marketing Network
Will set you free from lies…
“In an engaging, refreshingly creative style, Simply Salsa addresses the issue of how fear can paralyze women. Each insight unravels the lies behind our fears. With the author’s own life journey and the experiences of other women, Simply Salsa is a guide to finding hope to overcome any fear. Like talking to a close friend about deep issues, Simply Salsa is delightfully powerful!”
— Nancy Wilson
Author, speaker, Global Ambassador for Campus Crusade for Christ/Story Runners
Uplifting, bubbles over with hope…
“Next to my quiet time with the Lord, Janet Perez Eckles’ book, Simply Salsa was the highlight of my day. For an uplifting book that bubbles over with hope, humor, and honesty, I highly recommend Simply Salsa. Janet’s love for God, people, and life is vibrant and contagious. She writes with humor and transparency, and her passion is to help the reader move from tragedy to triumph. Janet doesn’t write platitudes from an ivory tower. She writes from her own trauma of losing her eye sight at age 31 and losing her son. She has woven in the stories of other women to help the reader understand the relevance of God’s Word.”
— Yvonne Ortega
Author of Finding Hope for Your Journey through Breast Cancer
Teaches you how to follow God’s way…
“Simply Salsa is fantastic. It immediately captured my interest as well as my heart and kept my interest going. I found myself laughing, crying, and inspired as I saw life through Janet’s eyes. Her courage, perseverance and faith are truly an encouragement. They are a prompting to lean on the Lord and not on our own understanding – to do things His way, with a forgiving heart. Thank you for showing me how to surrender my way. Leading to His Way. I plan to purchase several copies and pass it on to family and friends.”
— Kristine Stanton
Author of the “Morning Prayer” devotionals
A positive perspective…
“Puedo respirar – I can breathe. Janet is an inspiration to everyone she meets and her book is an extension of her contagious joy. Uniquely qualified to bring positive perspective to perplexing problems, Janet’s bilingual approach to communicating her passion is as educational as it is powerful. Read this book, share it with a friend, and remember: We are all sisters in this dance of days, this fiesta called life, this vida de amor.”
— Marnie Swedberg
Mentor to Super Busy Women http://www.Marnie.com
Will help you see there’s a better life…
“As I read Simply Salsa, I immediately felt as if I was sitting in Janet’s living room, enjoying a cup of Café con leche y azùcar. As a mother who also lost a child at a far-too-young age, I learned from Janet that God equips us with all we need to cope with loss; all we must do is turn to Him. He is the sole comfort. His arms are the only arms that can enfold and keep us together. As a small business owner, I have also experienced fear and anxiety as Janet and her husband have. I learned, again from Janet, that God is the CEO, the CFO and ultimate head honcho.
Janet demonstrates an amazing easy-going attitude, even though she has experienced these trials in her life. She does not come across as cocky or holier-than-thou, but as a friend who is willing to share her life with me, and help me see there is a better life for me merely by the Grace of God. The faith she has in Jesus Christ as her Savior and friend is also evident. I wondered: how could she have survived without this Love of Jesus? And then the answer is clear – she survived BECAUSE of this Love of Jesus.”
— Mary Wolfram
Will make you laugh, make you cry…
“I thoroughly enjoyed Simply Salsa! It encourages the reader to let God cut in on their personal dance and allow Him to take the lead. I felt as if the author were speaking about people I know. Simply Salsa is encouraging and insightful. More importantly, it gives all the glory and honor to God. Simply Salsa made me laugh, made me think, and touched my heart. It is the book to read while having a delicious ‘cafe con leche””
— Melissa Brac
Christian Family Mediator, Conflict Resolution Consultant
Teaches you to dance in the midst of challenges…
“You’ll want to take dance lessons from this spiritual salsa sister, who has learned to dance in the midst of life’s challenges. When the rhythm is off and it appears you have two left feet, Janet Eckles can show you how to salsa with the best and soon you’ll be feeling the pulse of the Holy Spirit guiding you across the dance floor.”
— Cheri Cowell
Author, Direction: Discernment for the Decisions of Your Life www.CheriCowell.com
Janets reviews for Trials of Today, Treasures for Tomorrow…
Like talking to an old friend
“Janet Eckles’ inspirational book is a straightforward telling of a fascinating life. In a factual book that reads like great fiction, Janet Eckles takes us on a journey through the fires that forged her. Each challenge she faced might be enough to defeat any one of us. But Eckles puts her struggles into the hands of God and instead of being crushed, the pressure has turned her into a gem.
Written in a warm, informal style, the book reads almost like talking to an old friend. It will pull you in and compel you to find out what happens next to this courageous woman, and how she finds a way to turn it all over to God and go on living life to the fullest.
The story itself is enough, losing her sight, losing a child, nearly losing her husband. But Eckles takes us deeper with a study guide at the end of the book, helping us to find the Lord in every situation. Trials of Today, Treasures for Tomorrow will help each reader to understand that we must turn our lives over to God or our victories will destroy us as surely as our defeats.”
— Mary Connealy, Lyons Mirror-Sun
A port in a storm
“When we are confronted with life’s painful struggles, relief can only be found through an experienced encourager… Jan has used the unimaginable in her life to make our life manageable.”
— Dr. Ben Lerner, New York Times
Best-selling author of “Body by God”
God’s presence becomes evident
“Thank you so much for my autographed copy…You bring God’s word and presence alive for all of us. I just sent another order form along with my check for two more copies to give as gifts. Both of my friends have been going through many trials recently and I know it will be a blessing for them.”
— Karen K.
Prompts you to read it again
“Let me tell you how much Trials of Today, Treasures for Tomorrow means to me. I have read it through twice and continue to go back and reread passages that are especially helpful. Whenever I am tempted to complain or feel sorry for myself, I think of your faith in God and your positive outlook on life…Thank you for being such an inspiration.”
— N. T.
An inspiring message of hope for those who face heartache
Jan Eckles shares with you her personal pain and triumph in order to help you learn how to overcome your own adversities….
While Jan was in her early 30s, something tragic happened that would change her life forever. She began to lose her eyesight. In the chapter, “Living in Darkness,” she describes the shock she felt when her doctor first told her that she was going to gradually lose all ability to see. At the time, she was the mother of three active boys, and it was terrifying to not be able to see them anymore.
The day came when she realized it was too dangerous for her to drive her own car, and she mourned the loss of independence of being able to drive her sons to their sporting events and activities.
Yet because of her suffering, Jan realized that her physical lack of sight was nothing compared to her spiritual darkness. She shares her amazing testimony in the chapter, “Salvation.” Jan’s vision may have diminished, but her heart began to “see” things she’d never understood before.
She writes, “Climbing slowly out of this dark and cold place, I began to walk with Him, warmed by the light of His Word. My heart began to fill with peace, a peace beyond what I could understand.”
…I couldn’t put this book down. Jan’s faith inspired mine in so many ways. Her storytelling techniques drew me in completely, and she has the gift of telling truth in love that so many people need to hear. I would give this book to anyone who is going through a difficult transition or loss in life. The author shares how the truths in scripture set her free from a life of feeling sorry for herself. She relies on hope in God to give her an inward joy that is contagious.
— Heather Ivester
Must share with friends
“I’ve been reading Trials of Today, Treasures for Tomorrow a little each day when I did my Bible reading first thing every morning… I have promised it to a few friends and will want to read it again myself.”
— Marjorie, Canada
Nudges you to move forward
“When I was in the hospital waiting for my diagnosis and was told that I had cancer, I couldn’t sleep that night. I picked up your book. It made me feel so much better. I thought that if she made it through what she did, so can I. It gave me courage and motivation and a new attitude.”
— Wolfgang K., Germany
“No words can describe how I felt when I read this book. It’s captivating, encouraging and uplifting… It’s a book to turn to when you are at your lowest because it will bring you right back up knowing that GOD loves you and uses whatever He needs to and lights your way out of the darkness and into His light. I’m definitely going to read it again & again.”
— Tence V.
Laughter and tears
” … Her book made me cry and laugh and cry again and the most exciting news is this. I was in a depression and could not understand what was happening to me….Then I was reading the last part of the book. This is where the chains that were holding me down broke loose… and the garbage that was making my spirits sink floated to the top and was cast away by the Holy Spirit… For the first time in months, I literally felt cleansed and it was like all my burdens were lifted… I started to give God praise…and each day since then, I have been blessed.”
— Ann Marie
Provides stepping stones
“…I have to tell you that your testimony and your love for the Lord has impacted me in such a way, I can’t begin to describe. When I met you after you spoke, I asked you your secret for staying so positive in the Lord. You gave me your tip and I have been practicing it. And not only that, but I feel my relationship with the Lord is stronger these days…I have shared your story with others, I read your book and I am spending more time reading my Bible and also in prayer… I was feeling so dry, but there is something about you that makes me want to be like you…must be Jesus! I was telling someone ‘It is not every day you meet someone you want to copy or imitate, but I want to imitate this lady!’”
Contact Janet: 407 855 1565