Dr. Avis Sparks is a Christian writer and founder of A Spark Ministries, LLC, a ministry that provides encouraging, educational, and inspiring material for Christian believers. In addition, she hosts the podcast Embracing Abundant Life, sharing conversations and insights that discuss the tools and principles God has given us to live this life well and triumphantly. Her book, "Healing the Body of Christ: Embracing Abundant Life," was published last fall, and she released a Study Guide for personal and small group studies this summer. She earned a B.S. in Biology from Tougaloo College and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. After finishing post-doctoral training at the Children's Hospital of New Orleans, she dedicated time to studying the Word of God. She began writing material to bring awareness and insight to the Body of Christ. God blessed her with a love for His Word, good stories, research, and writing. Avis and her husband, Dr. Kendrick Sparks, M.D., have two children and live in Laurel, Mississippi. Her passion is educating and assisting others in understanding God's principles and promises and encouraging them in their relationship with Him.