Laurie Polich Short

“Laurie is one of the most dynamic communicators I know. Her ability to connect with an audience is truly remarkable.”

Jim Burns

President, HomeWord

“Laurie Short delivered a powerful message of God’s unending mercy and deep love for His children. Her warmth, wit and wisdom richly blessed the ladies of the 2015 California Women’s Retreat”

Dana Mentink


“I’ve been scheduling speakers for Chapel services for over 23 years and maintain a short list of presenters I repeatedly invite to the University. Laurie Short is on that list!”

Dr. Rick Brewer

College Chaplain - Charleston Southern University

“Laurie Short’s entire life has been given over to helping people find that deep and meaningful life for which we all yearn so passionately. Her new book will be unbelievably helpful to people who want to know that Someone has a sure and steady hand on their shoulder-- guiding them where they need and want to go."

Neil Clark Warren

Author and Founder/CEO of

“I've seen Laurie in action at a Youth Specialties convention and at her church.  After hearing her seesaw account of life as a single--and now married--woman, I urged her to write her story.  I thought it would encourage many others.”

Philip Yancey

Award winning author, The Jesus I Never Knew and What’s so Amazing about Grace

“Laurie has been following Jesus into places of light and of darkness because all that is part of being an authentic person and a genuine disciple. Let her honesty of faith lead and encourage your own.”

Mark Labberton

President, Fuller Theological Seminary

“Laurie Short's story needs to be told and she can tell it well. Laurie offers a word of hope to hundreds of women desperate to believe that God could bring meaning, and even marriage, from their unintended singleness.”

Paula Rinehart,

Author, Strong Women, Soft Hearts

“Laurie was an absolute gift to the women in our church! Her authenticity, humor, and humility opened the door for women of all ages to connect with the reality that God is always at work on our behalf...even when we don’t see it. Can’t wait to have her back!”

Helen Musick,

Transformation Pastor, Quest Community Church

“Laurie exceeded all our expectations. Weeks later I still had people commenting about how much Laurie’s speaking meant to them.”

Ron Hessel,

Lead Pastor, Summit Church, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Click HERE for 
Zondervan’s interview on 
Finding Faith in the Dark

Click HERE to Order

Click HERE to read a sample chapter

Click HERE for a 2 minute sound bite of Laurie’s radio interview

Hear Laurie’s heart for her speaking this summer