Jennifer Kennedy Dean is executive director of The Praying Life Foundation, a bestselling author, and a respected speaker. She is the author of numerous books, studies, and magazine articles specializing in prayer and spiritual growth. Her book Heart’s Cry has been named National Day of Prayer’s recommended resource. Her bestselling Bible study, Live a Praying Life®, has been called a flagship work on prayer and was a 2011 Retailer’s Choice Award finalist. Widely recognized as an unusually gifted communicator of the deep truths of God’s Word, Jennifer speaks all over the world, calling God’s people to discover the difference between “a prayer life” and “a praying life.” Jennifer was widowed in 2005 after 26 years of marriage to Wayne Dean, her partner both in life and ministry. They have three grown sons and four grandchildren, and counting. Jennifer is national prayer director and board member for Christian Women in Media, Kentucky state director for the United States National Prayer Council, a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and America’s National Prayer Committee (National Day of Prayer), and an advisory board member for Women’s Prayer International. She is host of The Praying Life Minute and the podcast Praying Life Live.