Allison Bottke

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Allison Bottke’s transparent vulnerability when addressing painful topics allows her to reach into hearts and change lives with a powerful message of hope and healing. Affectionately known as the “God Allows U-Turns Poster Girl,” Allison’s story is one of triumph over tragedy on many levels. As the Founder of God Allows U-Turns, she unashamedly shares her testimony of a changed life…a life highlighted over the years by Guideposts Magazine, The 700 Club, Praise the Lord, and Her writing career began with God Allows U-Turns, an inspirational book series many have called “the Christian Chicken Soup.” The true-story compilation book series is available around the world with books in the U-Turns brand currently available for adults, kids and youth.

A frequent guest on national radio and TV programs around the country, she has appeared on the covers of such national magazines as Writer’s Digest, BOND, The Christian Communicator, CWO, and O.H. Magazine. Allison writes Boomer Babes Rock, a monthly column for baby boomer women in Christian Women Online. Her international outreach includes over two-dozen non-fiction and fiction books, as well as blogs, e-zines, tracts, greeting cards, and logo merchandise.

Captivating audiences with a mesmerizing tale of hope and healing, Allison’s journey from decades of New Age searching to a faith-filled life as a Christian, enables her to connect with her audience in a very real and down-to-earth way. Her overall goal is to inspire and encourage men and women to make new direction life choices that will bring them closer to God. Allison speaks in a refreshingly transparent and vulnerable style, addressing controversial topics in a non-confrontational way. Uncommonly candid, Allison’s personal testimony is threaded throughout all of her talks and is the foundation of her outreach. Her ability to impart transformational change within the hearts of audience members comes from her ability to share an incredible life journey with honesty, integrity, passion and poise.

In 2006 Allison added fiction to her writing repertoire. A Stitch in Time and One Little Secret released in 2006 and 2007 from Bethany House Publishers. Both are being considered for adaptation into major motion pictures. One Little Secret was nominated as Book of the Year 2007 by the American Christian Fiction Writers organization. A trilogy of novels based on three baby boomer entrepreneurial women will follow, with You Make me Feel Like Dancing releasing in 2009 from David C. Cook Publishers. Her novels are being called: “Contemporary women’s fiction with an attitude.” Allison has a passion to reach baby boomer women and does so via her international outreach

Her first non-fiction project; I Can’t Do it All – Breaking Free From the Lies That Control Us, was written with co-authors Tracie Peterson and Diane O’Brian. Allison’s newest non-fiction book is being heralded as a landmark resource for parents and grandparents. Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children – Six Steps to Hope and Healing for Struggling Parents, is the first book in a series of four boundary books to be published by Harvest House Publishers. Allison can seamlessly cross between writing non-fiction and fiction and has built a dual audience of readers for both genres.


“There is nothing coy about Allison’s testimony. With absolute conviction, she relays the story of her personal U-turn and encourages others with warmth and sincerity to do the same. You will be moved beyond measure when you hear what God can do in one humble woman’s life.”
Eva Marie Everson, Author/Speaker

Visit Allison’s website: Sanity Support – Six Steps to Hope and Healing