Prolific religious author who is widely known for her "The Power of..." series, including "The Power of a Praying Wife." As of July 2016, she has written more than 50 Christian nonfiction books, with her "The Power of a Praying Wife" work totaling more than 8 million sales worldwide.
She aspired to be a singer and theatre actress at a young age. She made appearances as such on The Dean Martin Show and Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour during the late 1960s.
In 2002, her book "The Power of a Praying Wife" remained a Christian Booksellers Association best-seller for 27 consecutive weeks, a then-industry record. In 2005, she released a collection of hymns called The Prayer That Changes Everything.
She and her husband Michael have been married more than 40 years and share 2 children.
She worked alongside and briefly dated Steve Martin at Knotts Berry Farm in California during her early career as an actress and singer.