Podcasts

Chuck Duran and Stacey J. Aswad – VO Buzz Weekly

Chuck Duran is the Owner and Head Producer at Demos That Rock Studios in Los Angeles, California. He has a varied and extensive background in the entertainment business, with hundreds of impressive credits to his name.

From producing thousands of commercials for companies such as Nike, Chevrolet, Budweiser and so many others, to having two hit rock albums in the Japanese & European markets, to writing and performing songs in award winning movies like “My Cousin Vinny” for TV and film companies such as Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures and Disney. And you can hear Chuck’s voice as the singer in Disney XD’s sitcom, “I’m In The Band”. Watch episodes on YouTube!

Chuck is one of the most capable studio talents in LA, taking immense pride not only in consistently turning out the absolute best product in the business, but having a great time doing it as well and making sure that his clients do too. That’s one of the many reasons that Chuck Duran has become the city’s most sought-after voiceover demo producer.

And after one meeting with him you’ll understand why.

Stacey, known to her friends as “small and mighty” is a versatile voice actor in commercials, promos, narration, animation and video games heard recently in projects for The Ellen Show, Netflix, Food Network, Toyota, AT&T, Nescafe, McDonald’s and Subway. She’s a captivating on-camera actress and award-winning host, producer and scriptwriter, pro dancer/choreographer and spokesperson who grew up between Upstate New York and Manhattan. Since 2005, millions of people love her as the effervescent Host of Walt Disney’s World “Top 7 Must Sees” and “Must Do Disney” TV shows. Stacey and Chuck Duran are the producers and hosts of the Voice Arts Award winning web show VO Buzz Weekly.

As the youngest of five daughters, this petite powerhouse earned her BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School and is a 5-time national champion in artistic rollerskating. Stacey always “Blooms where she plants herself” and is a gourmet chef & baker, animal advocate, fitness buff, renovation junkie, crafting wizard, diehard fashionista and trusted confidante who adores throwing posh dinner parties where pajama attire is always encouraged… if not required.

VO Buzz Weekly is the global web sensation that is inspiring, educating and entertaining viewers in over 80 countries around the world.

Aspiring voice actors, established VO pros and curious fans alike can finally put a “face to the voice” of the mega-talented voice actors from cartoons, animated films, movie trailers, video games, TV promos and commercials, to getting the inside scoop from the best voice over agents, directors and others, in a way that has never been done before.

Every week, hosts Chuck Duran and Stacey J. Aswad get up close and personal with their special guest as they share fun and poignant personal stories, insights on how they became so successful, reveal tips, techniques, products and equipment they use to maintain their voice, create characters and continue to stay at the top of their craft.

Subscribe now at www.VOBuzzWeekly.com, because you won’t want to miss a single episode! And the best part, it’s totally FREE!!!

Gabrielle Nistico – The Gift of Gab for Voice Overs

Gabrielle Nistico has been a voiceover actor for 20 years. She’s behind the mic every day recording for voiceover clients. She reports from the front-lines and teaches you how to survive and stay current in the voiceover industry. If you’re new and looking to learn more about a career in voiceovers, start here. Gabrielle Nistico is the author of VO101: Everything you need to know to start a voice over career and How to Set Up and Maintain a BETTER Voiceover Business: A complete VO business guide to help you stay organized, focused and goal oriented.

She offers voiceover training & lessons in her Charlotte, NC studio as well as remote training for those outside of the area. Gabrielle shares her collective knowledge in my weekly podcast VOBoss with her amazing co-host and bestie Anne Ganguzza.

Even if you’ve never heard of her…you’ve probably heard her. Boston Market, Invisalign, Office Depot, Harley Davidson, Whole Foods and Food Network are just some of Gabrielle’s credits.

She is an honest coach that prepares people for the often brutal acting industry. She’ll turn you into the business owner/entrepreneur you need to be in order to thrive as a voiceover actor.  Wanna know how to find voiceover work? How to meet a voice client’s expectations? And how give the best voiceover performance? Let’s get started!

A Tough Coach for a Tough Industry

My philosophy for successful voiceover training is business FIRST. A well run voiceover business that includes networking, branding & marketing know-how will succeed. A great voiceover actor who lacks these skills may fail because no one knows who they are or how to hire them. I teach you how to out-business your competition.

You Cant Spell Voiceover without CEO

Some coaches hold your hand & ‘mommy’ you in the voiceover booth. That’s not me. You are not paying a coach to tell you how great you already are. I will challenge you vocally so that you achieve your full performance potential. It’s not in my interest, nor in your best interest, for me to tell you that you’re ready for something (like a demo) when you aren’t.

I put a strong emphasis on sales, promotions, and marketing because I want to help you become a better business owner. I will inspire you with intentional planning that will ignite your voiceover career and your entrepreneurial spirit.

Got 15 Minutes?

If you’re already working in the voiceover industry, I’ll make recommendations that fit YOU, even if it means referring you to another coach. Bring a thick-skin & your questions, and in 15 minutes, I will help you improve your voiceover demo, website, marketing, and performance.

If you are brand new to voiceovers, first, – start with my 12 Steps To Voiceover Success. 

Visit Gabrielle Nistico’s website: www.gabriellenistico.com

Steven C. Hayes – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Get ready to take a different perspective on your problems and your life-and the way you live it.

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a new, scientifically based psychotherapy that takes a fresh look at why we suffer and even what it means to be mentally healthy. What if pain were a normal, unavoidable part of the human condition, but avoiding or trying to control painful experience were the cause of suffering and long-term problems that can devastate your quality of life? The ACT process hinges on this distinction between pain and suffering. As you work through this book, you’ll learn to let go of your struggle against pain, assess your values, and then commit to acting in ways that further those values.

ACT is not about fighting your pain; it’s about developing a willingness to embrace every experience life has to offer. It’s not about resisting your emotions; it’s about feeling them completely and yet not turning your choices over to them. ACT offers you a path out of suffering by helping you choose to live your life based on what matters to you most. If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, or problem anger, this book can help-clinical trials suggest that ACT is very effective for a whole range of psychological problems. But this is more than a self-help book for a specific complaint-it is a revolutionary approach to living a richer and more rewarding life.

  • Learn why the very nature of human language can cause suffering
  • Escape the trap of avoidance
  • Foster willingness to accept painful experience
  • Practice mindfulness skills to achieve presence in the moment
  • Discover the things you really value most
  • Commit to living a vital, meaningful life

This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit – an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

Steven C. Hayes is Nevada Foundation Professor in the Behavior Analysis program at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. An author of 44 books and nearly 600 scientific articles, his career has focused on an analysis of the nature of human language and cognition and the application of this to the understanding and alleviation of human suffering. He is the developer of Relational Frame Theory, an account of human higher cognition, and has guided its extension to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a popular evidence-based form of psychotherapy that uses mindfulness, acceptance, and values-based methods.

Dr. Hayes has been President of Division 25 of the APA, of the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. He was the first Secretary-Treasurer of the Association for Psychological Science, which he helped form and has served a 5 year term on the National Advisory Council for Drug Abuse in the National Institutes of Health.

In 1992 he was listed by the Institute for Scientific Information as the 30th “highest impact” psychologist in the world and Google Scholar data ranks him among the top ~1,500 most cited scholars in all areas of study, living and dead (http://www.webometrics.info/en/node/58). His work has been recognized by several awards including the Exemplary Contributions to Basic Behavioral Research and Its Applications from Division 25 of APA, the Impact of Science on Application award from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.

Dr. Murray Nossel – Powered by Storytelling

Murray Nossel, Ph.D.,
Co-founder and Director of Narativ

Murray Nossel co-founded Narativ with Dr. Paul Browde in 2000. Their mission was to humanize business communication through the power of listening and telling. Nossel has taught storytelling for 25 years in more than 50 countries to more than 10,000 people. He believes unequivocally that we all have a personal story to tell. We simply need a method to excavate, craft and present that story. Nossel is the author of Powered by Storytelling: Excavate, Craft, and Present Stories to Transform Business Communication.

Signature Stories for Executives

Nossel works one-on-one with executives to create a signature story. This is a story he or she can use especially during mission-critical moments, such as when strategy shifts, during an internal reorganization, or to support PR efforts.

Keynotes and Workshops

Murray presents his 7-step method along with essential storytelling principles in keynotes or team workshops. Participants will gain insight into the reciprocal relationship of listening and telling, develop the outline of their own personal story, and experience the skill of presentation.

Nossel has applied his listening and storytelling methodology in the theater and documentary filmmaking. Two Men Talking, a performance of his listening and storytelling method developed with Dr. Paul Browde, has been performed in the West End of London and Off-Broadway in New York City. His film, “Why Can’t We Be a Family Again?”, about African American brothers in Brooklyn struggling to reunite with their mother, a recovering drug addict, was nominated for a 2002 Academy Award®.

Nossel is currently producing and directing “Sala” a documentary film about a Nazi Holocaust survivor who resolutely chose not to tell her story until age promoted her to speak. He is the founder and director of the World Mother Storytelling Project.

Visit Dr. Nossel’s website: www.narativ.com

Paul Smith – Lead with a Story

Paul Smith is one of the world’s leading experts in business storytelling. He’s one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers of 2018, a storytelling coach, and bestselling author of the books Sell with a Story (#1 bestseller in Amazon’s Sales and Selling category), Parenting with a Story, and Lead with a Story (#1 bestseller in Amazon’s Business Communication category) already in its 11th printing and available in 7 languages around the world. Paul is also a former consultant at Accenture and former executive and 20-year veteran of The Procter & Gamble Company.

As part of his research on the effectiveness of storytelling, Paul has personally interviewed over 250 CEOs, executives, leaders, and salespeople in 25 countries, documenting over 2,000 individual stories. Leveraging those stories and interviews, Paul identified the components of effective storytelling, and developed templates and tools to apply them in practice. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, Time, Forbes, Fast Company, The Washington Post, PR News, Success Magazine, and London’s Financial Times, among others.

Paul delivers professional workshops and keynote addresses on effective storytelling for leaders and salespeople. His clients include international giants like Hewlett Packard, Google, Ford Motor Company, Bayer Medical, Abbott, Novartis, Progressive Insurance, Kaiser Permanente, and Procter & Gamble.

Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in economics, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives with his wife and two sons in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio. You can connect with Paul here, or learn more about how to hire him for speaking, training, or coaching services.

Paul’s personal story …

“I spent the first 24 years after college following a safe and traditional corporate career path. Then I did something crazy. And it was the best decision of my life.

After two years as a consultant with Arthur Andersen (now Accenture), and two years in business school (The Wharton School at U. of Penn), I spent 20 years in progressively higher levels of management at The Procter & Gamble Company, ultimately as head of consumer research for a $6 billion global business. (That’s not the crazy part).

I spent many of those years studying the art and science of leadership, communication, selling and character. And I’ve spent the last 7 years specifically studying the practice of storytelling. For that, I personally interviewed hundreds of people from dozens of countries around the world, including CEOs, statisticians, teachers, fighter pilots, engineers, bankers, comedians, nurses, sales people, politicians, consultants and scientists. I was looking for those profound moments of clarity in their careers and personal lives where they learned an absolutely essential lesson — one worthy of passing along to the next generation of management, or the next generation of humanity.

What I found amazed me. In fact, it amazed me so much (and this is the crazy part) that I quit my job to dedicate my full-time efforts to sharing those lessons and coaching leaders in the art and science of business storytelling. (You can read more about how I made that difficult decision here and how I found the courage to actually go through with it here.)

The most compelling 100 stories on business and leadership became the subject matter of my first book, Lead with a Story. They include lessons on 21 of the most common leadership challenges, including setting a vision, leading change, building strong teams, and encouraging creativity and innovation.

The 100 most powerful stories of life lessons became the subject of my second book, Parenting with a Story. These stories contain lessons on 23 of the most sought-after character traits we all aspire to ourselves and wish to see developed in our children and grandchildren — things like ambition, curiosity, integrity, self-reliance, persistence, fairness, humility, and kindness.

In 2015, I turned my attention to storytelling as a sales technique and interviewed sales and procurement professionals from 50+ organizations around the world. I was trying to understand when salespeople were using storytelling in the selling process and what separated good sales stories from great ones. I also uncovered 25 stories that every salesperson needs to have in their repertoire of stories. The result of that research was published in my third book, Sell with a Story.

Now I spend my time speaking to audiences all over the world to share the wisdom in these stories.

But after documenting thousands of stories along the way I learned something else. That is that how to identify and craft an effective and compelling story. So when I’m not speaking or writing, I help companies and their leaders craft their corporate stories, or teaching workshops and seminars on the art and science of storytelling and leadership so you and your team can be more effective leaders.

My days now are a long way from the corporate life I used to lead. But I do work I’m truly passionate about, which I’m confident you’ll find as inspiring as I do.”

Visit Paul Smith’s website at www.leadwithastory.com

Peter Rubie – How to Tell a Story: The secrets of writing captivating tales

Peter Rubie specializes in a broad range of high-quality fiction and non-fiction. In non-fiction he specializes in narrative non-fiction, popular science, spirituality, history, biography, pop culture, business and technology, parenting, health, self help, music, and food. He is a “sucker” for outstanding writing. In fiction he represents literate thrillers, crime fiction, science fiction and fantasy, military fiction and literary fiction, middle grade and some boy oriented young adult fiction.

Rubie is a former BBC Radio and Fleet Street journalist and for several years was the director of the publishing section of the New York University Summer Publishing Institute. He was a member of the NYU faculty for 10 years, and taught the only university-level course in the country on how to become a literary agent.

Prior to becoming an agent he was a publishing house editor for nearly six years, whose authors won prizes and critical acclaim. He has also been the editor-in-chief of a Manhattan local newspaper, and a freelance editor and book doctor for major publishers. He was a regular reviewer for the international trade magazine Publishers Weekly, and is a published author of both fiction and non-fiction. He is a member of AAR, and regularly lectures and writes on publishing and the craft of writing. He is the author of two published novels and close to ten non-fiction books ranging in subject matter from publishing and writing to music and Shakespeare. One thing about Peter that is not well known is that he was once a professional jazz musician and from time to time can still be found playing in various jazz venues around New York City and London. 

Visit Peter Rubie’s website: www.fineprintlit.com

Marcia Riefer Johnston – Writing.Rocks

Our special guest is Marcia Riefer Johnston the author of Word Up! and You Can Say That Again.

Want to write more powerfully? You’ve come to the right book. Word Up!–an eclectic collection of essays, more inspiration guide than style guide–serves up tips and insights for anyone who wants to write with more umph.

You may write blog posts, e-books, e-mails, executive summaries, e-zine articles, hospital-hallway signs, presentations, proposals, lab reports, letters to the editor, love letters, lunch-bag notes, movie reviews, news stories, novels, online help, plays, poems, proposals, recipes, reference manuals, scholarly critiques, speeches, term papers, tweets, user-interface text, video scripts, web pages, or white papers.

You may write for a million readers or for one. You may use a pen, a typewriter, a wiki, or an XML authoring tool. You may be a grammar snob, or you may think that “grammar snobs are great big meanies.” You may write because something within you says you can’t not write–or because your boss says you can’t not write. No matter what you write, or how or why, you and every other writer have two things in common: you use words, and you want someone to want to read them.

How do you get people to want to read your words? Know your subject. Know your audience. And write powerfully. This book can help you write powerfully.

Marcia’s book You Can Say That Again: 750 Redundant Phrases to Think Twice about is a light look at how we fill our writing, our speech, and our thoughts with needlessly repetitive (okay, just repetitive) words. Includes a list of 750 redundant phrases we hear and use–say it ain’t so!–every day.

Visit Marcia’s website www.writing.rocks.com

Debi Derryberry – Voice-Over 101: How to succeed as a voice actor

Debi was born and raised in the quiet desert community of Indio, California, reaping the benefits of a close and loving family who encouraged her to pursue her dreams.

As one of Hollywood’s most active voiceover artists AND multi-talented kids’ entertainer, Debi Derryberry is probably best known as the voice of Jimmy Neutron.

Debi’s voiceover work includes the voice of Jimmy Neutron in the Academy Award-nominated Paramount/Nickelodeon film, Jimmy Neutron-Boy Genius“, Maureen, Phillip and Ken in the new animated Netflix hit show, “F is for Family”,  Spin Master’s “LuvaBella” DollDiana in “Sailor Moon”Maya and Candy in “Glitter Force” Draculaura on Mattel’s “Monster High“, Taimi in “Guild Wars 2”, and voiceover roles in “Toy Story, “Zootopia“, “Trolls” “Smurfs Lost Village” and Boss Baby“. Other voice work includes: Doc McStuffins, Scooby Doo,  Wednesday from “The Addams Family“,  Gnocchi from “Curious George“, Clay on “Playhouse Disney“, Weenie from “Oswald the Octopus“, Zatch Bell and Ryo Ohki from “Tenchi Muyo“, Jackie from “Bobby’s World“, Jeannie from the Emmy-Nominated “Life with Louie“, and Nergal Jr. on “Billy and Mandy” for Cartoon Network.

Also an on-camera actress, Debi’s credits include many commercials, “iCarly” and “True Beauty“, and she can be seen in the features “Ghostworld“, “Comic Book the Movie” and “Free Willy“. In that film, Debi was the stunt double who actually rode the whale!

When she was only nine years old, she got her first guitar and wrote “My Dog’s My Buddy” which is featured on her first CD, “What A Way to Play”.

Debi has toured the country performing her preschool music from all three preschool CD’s; “What a Way To Play“, “Very Derryberry“, and “Baby Banana!“.  Baby Banana“, the title song from her third CD went to number one on the charts for SiriusXM Radio! Debi Derryberry is also an author of, “Baby Banana and The Licorice Tree“, written to accompany the CD of the same name. All her products can be found online through AmazonBarnes and Noble, and Apple iTunes.

Debi excelled in high school, serving as captain of the gymnastics team and on the student council, graduated from UCLA as a pre-med candidate, and ultimately, seeking to explore her creative side, moved to Nashville, Tennessee. After three years in Music City, she returned to Los Angeles to launch her voiceover career, and she has garnered feature roles in numerous high-profile films and TV shows.

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Margot Leitman – Long Story Short: The only storytelling guide you’ll ever need

Margot Leitman is a storyteller, comedian, writer and teacher originally from Matawan, New Jersey.

She is the best-selling author of “Long Story Short- the Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need” from Sasquatch Books/Random House and the comedic memoir “Gawky…Tales of an Extra Long Awkward Phase” from Seal Press/ Perseus Books.

She has written for NBC, Dreamworks TV, the Hallmark Channel and the PixL Network and a variety of print and online sources including Cosmo and Backstage Magazine. In 2016 she worked as the west coast story scout for “This American Life.”

Margot is a five-time winner of The Moth StorySLAM, and was the Moth GrandSLAM winner in New York City achieving the series’ first ever score of a perfect 10.  Her stories have been featured on NPR’s  “The Moth Podcast,” “Good Food,” “Unfictional” and “Strangers.” Additionally Margot has been featured on Dan Savage’s podcast, “Hot Mic,” Earwolf’s “With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus” and is a frequent contributor to the popular podcast “RISK!”

Leitman is the founder of the storytelling program at the UCB Theatre, where she has performed in dozens of shows over the years and is a frequent monologist at their glagship show “Asssscat.” As a public speaker, recent appearances include BinderconStoryU LiveCUPRAP 2017, Olin College of Engineering,  SciComm Camp 2017, 4A’s, SPOKEN in Mumbai, and the Teton County Library in Wyoming.

A proud graduate of the Ithaca College Theatre Department, Leitman is an amateur baker, two time game show winner and avid practicer of Kundalini Yoga. Margot currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, sons, and embarrassingly small dog.

Visit MargotLeitman.com

The Potter and the Clay – A testimony about God’s Salvation for addiction and recovery

The Riveting Story of a Tragic Life Countered by the Love and Faithfulness of God.

Ellis Lucas saw no hope of salvation in the world around him. His life had spiraled into years of addiction, a violent car wreck, almost losing his life in a house fire, mounting debts, incarceration, and a broken marriage. He was ready to surrender. Only then did he begin to see the signs around him–even in the cat he swore he’d kill–that there was purpose and promise.

Like clay, we are crafted by the Hands that hold us, cherish us and mold us, but we also make our decisions in a world full of vices we find hard to escape from.

The Potter and the Clay is an extraordinary and poignant testimony of a father to his children, but it is also the remarkable story of one man’s crafted deliverance into the Hands of God and how providence can turn ashes and the wreckage of a broken life into a work of heavenly art.

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Ellis Lucas – Born in Cameron, Missouri 11/02/1961. Home – Colorado Springs, Colorado. Married to Peggi Lucas. Author and President of His Song Evangelistic Outreach Ministries. Ellis’ Life story was featured on the international radio program “Unshackled,” an outreach ministry of Pacific Garden Ministries – Chicago. Today Ellis travels the country speaking at churches and events and organizing evangelistic outreach events for churches as well as two and three day city wide evangelistic events. If you would like to inquire about having Ellis speak at your church or event, you can send your request from the Contact page.

While he never envisioned becoming an author, Ellis Lucas is a natural born storyteller nonetheless. In an age where it feels like everyone, even the most inconsequential of public figures and celebrities, feels compelled to chronicle their life’s journey in memoir form, Ellis Lucas’s The Potter and the Clay isn’t just another ho-hum account of a few of humanity’s shared experiences. It’s a gritty, real-life story of utter transformation. This riveting and transparent page-turner is a story filled with love, a veritable mountain of loss, and eventually, sweet redemption, The Potter and the Clay also offers the powerful takeaway that no matter how far away someone feels from salvation; hope, change and, total renewal are never out of reach.

“Through broken relationships, addiction, spending time in jail, I began to understand how there is no human life beyond God’s infinite desire and passion to love and to know,” Ellis shares. “There’s also no situation, pain, sin or failure beyond His desire to forgive, heal and restore.”

While growing up in a small, seemingly idyllic Midwest farming community, Ellis says he encountered authentic Christianity at a young age. His mother, the late Mary Jeanette Lucas, was in his words “an amazing woman” who was “radically in love with Jesus Christ and made that perfectly clear in everything she did.” Living in a household guided by the words of Joshua 24:15.

“As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

Ellis, the youngest of four children and his parents’ only son, saw a true example of someone who put others before herself and was truly transformed and renewed through her relationship with Jesus. In what’s a key moment in every believer’s life, however, the faith of his family eventually needed to become his own. And it wasn’t until after his beloved mother passed away that Ellis became “a true, transformed believer in, and follower of, Jesus Christ.”

“Without a doubt, my mother’s consistent devotion left an eternal impression upon my heart that ultimately prevailed, leading me straight into the safe and loving arms of Jesus at age thirty five,” Ellis says. “I’m forever grateful to her for it! It was the memory of that persistent Christ-centered love lived out in her daily life that remained deeply embedded in my subconscious long after she was gone that somehow managed to transcend life and death, seasons of joy and pain, countless trials and difficult circumstances, including years of drug and alcohol abuse, depression, divorce, the loss of my three children, and then ultimately, complete hopelessness.”

Ellis Lucas saw no hope of salvation in the world around him. His life had spiraled into years of addiction, a violent car wreck, almost losing his life in a house fire, mounting debts, incarceration, and a broken marriage. He was ready to surrender. Only then did he begin to see the signs around him – even in the cat he swore he’d kill – that there was purpose and promise.

“My life had been so completely destroyed that I’d come to believe there was absolutely no hope of every changing, and all I had to look forward to was whatever awaited me beyond the grave—most likely judgment,” Ellis shares. “But while locked up in the Clay County Missouri Jail, at the end of life as I knew it, Jesus Christ stretched out His mighty hand of grace and showed Himself along with an astonishing revelation. God loved me and had an amazing plan for my life if I would open my heart and receive Him that day. And that’s a message I want the whole world to hear.”

The Potter and the Clay was penned with Ellis’s children in mind. After years of estrangement, he wanted them to know his story and how God’s mighty hand of grace can truly change everything.

Just like clay, we are crafted by the Hands that hold us, cherish us and mold us, but we also make our decisions in a world full of vices we find hard to escape from.

Visit the website of Ellis Lucas: www.ellislucas.com