Shannon DeGarmo


Shannon DeGarmo




Shannon DeGarmo Author of The Bounce Back Woman, Contributor to Keep the Faith Radio and LifeWay

Have you lost all hope of finding true happiness?  Have you given up the fight and given in to settling for second best?  Then it's time you bounce back!  

Shannon DeGarmo is committed to helping women bounce back from the hard knocks of life. She knows how hard that can be, but also how worth it the effort is. At age 26, she woke to the sick realization that her husband was living a double life. Within months, he was in prison and she was suddenly a single woman with two young children, a mortgage, no job, and no college education to fall back on. Shannon’s poignant story is one of denial and betrayal, followed by personal discovery and renewal. On the road filled with despair, she experienced the power of faith in God and herself that allowed her to believe that her very best days were ahead.

In a remarkable comeback, she sold her house, moved in with her parents, returned to college, and earned her bachelors and master’s degrees in education, while carefully navigating raising two wonderful children who had lost their daddy. She is happily re-married and finds purpose and joy in encouraging women to discover their true identity and divine destiny through the same faith in God that rescued her. Shannon is a true bounce-back woman who will encourage you with the belief and joyful optimism you need to begin your bounce back story. Today, Shannon is a wife, mother, author, speaker, a contributor to Keep the Faith radio and a monthly contributor to LifeWay's HomeLife magazine.  

The Bounce Back Woman is for you if you are struggling with depression, looking for a way to move past the pain of divorce, wanting to discover a better future for yourself and your family, or are simply ready to let go and find a way to move on. This inspirational telling of stories and lessons learned will provide you with the tools to overcome life's challenges. She would love to help your group bounce-back and set up for success.

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Event Reviews

"Sit in the pit- I knew God was saying to me, slow down, stop the frantic pace girl, let yourself feel so I can bring healing and insight. Stop running from ME. Shannon gently got me to a place of obedience and I’ve met God in the pit. He has cared, encouraged, and tenderly loved me to a place of wholeness-I’m so grateful!"

— Donna

"God never promised that life and relationships with loved ones would be easy, but Shannon has a unique way of using the tough stuff and turning it into something that will make you an even better person. I have really grown through listening to her struggles and seeing how she has overcome them using God’s strength and the wisdom of His word."

— Kim

"Thank you, Shannon, for reminding us that God does not want us to stay stuck in our pain.  It’s good to allow ourselves to feel it, but there is hope and a future after it too."

— Mandie 


  • Personal Reflections: 3.10 min

  • The Bounce Back Woman EPK: 1.87 min

  • Shannon's Story: 4.10 min




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