About Joan

Joan C. Webb, a recovering workaholic and burnout victim, communicates a message of freedom and renewal. In an age of overchoice and overcommitment, she shares refreshing news that God will “guide you always, satisfy our needs in a sun-scorched land” and make you like a “well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” (Isaiah 58:11)


Joan is a free-lance writer/editor who has authored or co-authored ten books including Meditations for Christians Who Try to Be Perfect,The Intentional Woman: A Guide to Experiencing the Power of Your Story (with Carol Travilla), a four-book series titled Devotions for Little Boys and Girls, The Relief of Imperfection: For Women Who Try Too Hard to Make It Just Right, and the recently released It’s a Wonderful (Imperfect) Life. She wrote study notes for four Old Testament books in Zondervan’s Women of Faith Study Bible and devotions for the Women’s Devotional Bible 2.

As a Personal Life Coach and Intentional Woman Life Plan (IWLP) facilitator, Joan has accumulated hundreds of hours coaching and helping set people free to become who God gifted them to be and from what holds them back. Joan’s practical and interactive presentations include stories from her background in business, ministry, and travel to the Middle East doing relief/development work. Joan and her husband, Richard, enjoy living in the sunshine in Chandler, Arizona near their daughter and son, their spouses, and their seven energetic grandchildren (three boys and four girls.)

(Above photo taken by Joan in Seven Canyons, Sedona, Arizona. It reminds her of the well-watered garden and spring mentioned in Isaiah 58:11.)


Contact Joan at 480-659-0440 or 480-635-2730

Joan C. Webb

Writing, Teaching, Coaching to Empower and Set Free


Pat Vermillion August 23, 2009 at 9:44 pm

Is it possaible to get permission to use your books Devotions for Boys and Girls, Jesue and His Friends and What is God like?
I have purchased these books and would like to use some of the stories in bulletins I do for the younger children.
I am not a professional and I will always your name and the publisher.
Will be looking forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely, Pat

Joan C Webb August 28, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Hi Pat,
I just sent you an email. Please let me know when you receive it. Thanks for asking. Yes, you have my permission. Please add a byline something like: Used by permission of author Joan C. Webb http://www.joancwebb.com. Originally released by Standard Publishing, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Have a great day,

Dad September 16, 2009 at 9:50 am

Have a really great day, today, on purpose, without hesitation.

Love to my beautiful daughter.

Your DAD
(enjoying all of the “scenery[sites] here”)

Christina Hall September 16, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Hi Joan,
I’d love to be entered in your BOOK giveaway drawing!

Ian Nimmo September 16, 2009 at 11:43 pm

Hi Joan,
Congratulations on the new book, but we miss the stress messages and deadlines:-)
I am sure it going to be a great success.
You have a God given insight and a loving heart and a great sense of humor, what more can a reader ask for in an author.

We are so proud of you and thankful to call you a friend.


Joan C Webb September 17, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Hi Dad,
Thank you for your “loving father” comments. :-) Glad you are enjoying the scenes and sights. Hug to you.
Your eldest.

Joan C Webb September 17, 2009 at 12:21 pm

You’re entered into the drawing, Christina.

And thank you for, Ian, for your encouraging words. Nice to interact with you and Barbara during these ADF meetings in Dallas now.

Maureen Avitable April 1, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Joan, thank you so much for taking the time to give me some guidelines to help my dear friend in getting her book published! May God bless you and strenthen you and multipy your time! Maureen Avitable.

Joan C Webb April 1, 2010 at 6:28 pm

You’re welcome, Maureen. I’d love hear back from you about what you and your friend decide to do with her writing.

Adam Colwell April 2, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Hi Joan! It’s been a journey since I got laid off in August. I worked briefly as a caregiver but was unemployed twice – and currently find myself studying to be an insurance agent with Farmers and, interestingly, working again for PPT on a contract basis, assisting Jim Bolthouse and the remaining staff and Board in Scottsdale. Anyway, could you provide a way for me to contact the Christian Writers Assoc. here in AZ? I’d like to recruit devotional writers once more for PPT on a contract basis at $30 per devo. Assignments would be monthly. Please e-mail me when you can – and tell Richard he looks incredibly handsome. :) Blessings! — Adam

shirley price September 26, 2010 at 10:48 am

Hi, Joan! You don’t know how excited I am to be able to get in touch with you! NOONE in my life has EVER been a blessing to me the way you have! Your book ”Meditations for Christians Who try to be Perfect”, got me through the hardest time in my life. I KNOW that God put this book in my life. It was just like reading my own autobiography! I didn’t know that you had published so many books! I had been looking for more for years and finally gave up. I am going to order all of them . I am so excited! I even wrote a letter to you , when I first found your book and used it, but could not figure out how to get it to you. May God bless you and your family in all that you attempt to do. I too am a grandmother of four! I would not be here today, if not for God sending me your way!

Joan C. Webb September 29, 2010 at 11:37 pm

Hi Shirley,
What a treat to get your message. You make my author-heart sing. Thanks so much for your affirming words. I’m so grateful that God used the “Meds” book to help you. I’ll send you a message on Facebook. Thanks for connecting.
Relief blessings,

Rachal Eriksen February 24, 2011 at 3:48 pm


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