About the Author

Bonnie Gray is the author of Sweet Like Jasmine, Whispers of Rest, wife, and mom to two boys. An inspirational speaker featured by Relevant Magazine and Christianity Today, she’s guided thousands to detox stress and experience God’s love through soul care, encouragement, and prayer. She loves refreshing your soul at...

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  1. Thank you for this wisdom. Eagerly anticipating the arrival of the book as I am seeking hope in the current darkness surrounding me.

    • Hi Rebecca, thank you for taking Sweet Like Jasmine into your hands and heart! I am confidant you will feel renewed with hope as you read, because I share all the encouragement that gave me hope – to empower you! Did you know I’m hosting a private Book Club so women can share their stories and encourage each other as we read together? Please join in — support is so important, friend! You can sign up at sweetlikejasmine.com!

  2. Bonnie, Your courage and authentic proclamation of God’s love and care is an inspiration! After reading your book, I learned even more instances of God’s walking with you through more challenges in your self discovery. Thank you for sharing your whole story and including the sexual assault, because God has used harm for good!

    • Thank you so much for your affirming words — that’s the biggest blessing an author can receive to know the stories I share are inspiring and sparking God’s love and power of hope through it’s pages!! It’s wonderful to have you in the book club, Joan!

  3. Beautiful, Bonnie- thank you.
    If you haven’t heard “He Has Time” by Common Hymnal, listen to it. It’s about this issue-

  4. Bonnie, I am so sorry that you were violated. I’m also so encouraged by the power of your testimony and reminding us all that God is present with us always and our trauma is not outside of His reach or care. Thank you. Love you, friend.

    • thank you, Becky! It’s a gift to share our stories of God’s love and triumph — we can be brave with the support of sisters in Christ! You are a gift to my heart, beautiful Becky!

  5. Thank you for your transparency! Ache for your trauma & rejoice with God’s redemption power in you & being spread to others! Blessings upon blessings!

    • The lights shines brightest in the dark places – God is here with us always! He loves us! Thank you, Ruth for your words of blessing!! So grateful for your kindness!

  6. Bonnie,

    Thank you so much for sharing your story with the world. People need to hear our stories so they can know they aren’t alone in their suffering. He wants us to minister to others & share His light & love. The best way to do that is to share your testimony of how God met you in your trial. While you are walking this journey of trauma/trials Jesus is right beside you walking with you all the way. He is sending His love to you. Please don’t be afraid to tell others your story. You just might be the saving grace they need to find Jesus.

    Blessings 🙂

    • Amen!! Thank you for your kind words of blessing, Beth! God’s love made real when we shine our real stories of his love and beauty out of brokenness!

  7. This was absolutely amazing! To God Be The Glory for your obedience to share your story as it was confirmation to my evening talk with a young kid who God lead me to encourage through my testimony.

    • thank you, Erica, for your amazing sharing with your evening talk with a young kid!! As I share in my book — it was the kindness of 1-1 people taking time to share their testimony that I heard the voice of Jesus– using their stories and testimony!! You’re shaping a life wiht your life-giving words and story!! I’m cheering you on, sister!

  8. I hope that someone reading your story has the courage to come forward for care. Your story is horrific and may it encourage anyone who has trauma in their life to know that God loves them. Thank you.

  9. Thank you Bonnie, for sharing your story. I wrote a story for my great grandson during the onset of Covid 19 plague. “Three Brother Pups” is the title. The whole book is downloaded by The Holy Spirit to save the children. Published by Trilogy Publishing Company. Yes, I would we share our testimonies to help our family of God. Amen and Hallelujah. I would appreciate a copy of your free journal. Thank you.