#15 Blair Linne, Author, Poet & Speaker
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Blair Linne is an author, speaker, actress, and Christian spoken word artist. She has appeared in numerous theater productions, commercials, and television shows including Days of Our Lives, Alias, Malcolm in the Middle, Boston Public, The Parkers and American Dreams, as well as her own Saturday morning show, SK8 (Skate) on NBC.

 

Blair has toured globally and is known as one of the originators of the Christian Spoken Word genre. At 13, she was one of the youngest contributors at The World Stage Anansi writer’s workshop. Since then, she has written poetry for Sprite, Neutrogena, NBC, and the Gospel Coalition. She has been featured on ABC’s Nightline, 102.3 KJLH, Revive Our Hearts, the Los Angeles Times, and several Christian Hip Hop albums. Proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ through spoken word is her passion.

 

She lives with her husband Shai and their three children in Philadelphia. Blair serves in discipling women at Risen Christ Fellowship.

 

She is a contributing writer in the devotional His Testimonies, My Heritage, and her brand new book Finding My Father: How the Gospel Heals the Pain of Fatherlessness just released October 1st of this year.

 

In this episode, Blair discusses:

  • Her testimony and what it was like being a Christian while working as an actress
  • What it was like making the decision to step away from her acting career
  • How God uses her gift and love for spoken word poetry to share the gospel 
  • Her experience growing up with a single mom and her inspiration for writing her book 
  • How the church can minister to single moms and the fatherless 

 

…and more! 

 

Books mentioned: 

 

Finding My Father: How the Gospel Heals the Pain of Fatherlessness

https://amzn.to/3lRYocL 

 

His Testimonies, My Heritage: Women of Color on the Word of God

https://amzn.to/2YYctgl 

 

When Light Meets Water: A Collection of Poetry

https://amzn.to/3BW9GlM 

 

The Perfection of Beauty 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kY9In41R1A

 

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