That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs

That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs

Christian author and speaker Annie F. Downs shares with you some of her favorite things: new books, faith conversations, restaurants, travel stories, musicians not to miss, interviews with friends. Pretty much, if it sounds fun to Annie, you're gonna hear about it.

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February 29, 2024 55 mins

We’re taking things back to 2015 with our good buddy, Eddie Kaufholz. If you missed the news, each month this year, in honor of our 10th Anniversary of That Sounds Fun Podcast, Eddie and I will be reviewing each year the podcast has existed. We’re going to talk about what happened in the world, the top songs and movies, and what happened in our own lives…this is going to be an adventure back to all the things we forgot and all the ...

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I love getting to have conversations with friends and fellow writers who inspire me. Audrey Elledge and Elizabeth Moore are such a gift! I've loved their book Liturgies for Hope and their brand new book Liturgies for Wholeness is just as beautiful. We talked all about the origin of their friendship, how they ended up in New York, and writing in communion with God. I adore them and I think you're going to love this conversation!

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You know what I LOVE? Getting to talk to my up-close friends on the show! I genuinely could not be more grateful for my dear friend Jamie Kern Lima. Her brand new book, Worthy is so important and so good! This conversation is all about feeling like we're not enough, or feeling stuck, and ultimately, the difference between self-confidence and self-worth. Jamie is one of the most generous and thoughtful people that I know and I could...

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Y'all already know my new friend Savannah Guthrie, co-anchor of the TODAY show (umm yes. THAT Savannah Guthrie!!), and now author of her first non-fiction book Mostly What God Does. You guys. I read this book SO FAST. It's SO GOOD! I'm just impressed with her honesty and venerability. Savannah and I sat down in New York and had the best conversation all about her journey with writing this book, seasons in our relationship with God,...

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BUCKLE UP Y'ALL. I think you're going to love this conversation with Tim Ross. We talk about everything! Contentment, sexuality, seeking purpose over understanding, and living a life for Jesus. I really appreciate Tim, the work that he does, and his honesty. His new book Welcome to the Basement is a great read and would make a great gift for a friend! I enjoyed this conversation a ton and I can't wait to have Tim back on the show!

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As y'all know, I LOVE the Christian calendar! Since we kick off Lent in just two days, I wanted one of my favorite pastors, Dr. Darren Whitehead, to come on the show and teach us about what it looks like to sacrifice, celebrate, and fast during this season. We talk allll about the power of fasting, distraction versus utility, and what it would look like to embrace a digital fast. I think this conversation is so helpful and importan...

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One of my favorite pastors, Nick Connolly is on the podcast today to teach us the difference between persistence, resilience, and perseverance, how to endure in ministry, and when to say no. Nick’s brand new book Don't Give Up Just Yet is so honest and helpful! I’m just so grateful for Nick as he teaches us what can happen when we wait for the abundant promises God has for us.

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You’re going to love getting to know my friend, Laney Rene! We talk about why now is the time to talk about finding our identity and security in who God made us to be and about living in the peace God has for you. Her new book, Daughter: Becoming Who You Already Are is such a beautiful book (and a great Easter basket gift). GAH. I'm so thankful for Laney and the work she is doing!

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Are we going to let differences tear us apart or can we love each other through it? WHAT A QUESTION! I'm so grateful for my friend, Pastor Terry Crist, who shares his wisdom and teaches us so well in this conversation. We talk about being called to live in the tension of grace and truth, having courageous conversations without contention, and pursuing humility. Pastor Terry's latest book, Loving Samaritans is another great resource...

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Today is an exciting day over here at AFD Inc! Because we’re launching Single Purpose League TODAY (make sure to click the link to find out more!!), we wanted to have a real conversation about being single in the church… because…well… it’s a whole thing. There’s a lot of beauty to it, but there’s also a lot of hurt, misunderstanding, and disappointment, so we invited my long-time friend, Pastor David Platt back on pod, so we could ...

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January 25, 2024 60 mins

We’re taking things back to 2014 with our good buddy, Eddie Kaufholz. If you missed the news, each month this year, in honor of our 10th Anniversary of That Sounds Fun Podcast, Eddie and I will be reviewing each year the podcast has existed. We’re going to talk about what happened in the world, the top songs and movies, and what happened in our own lives…this is going to be an adventure back to all the things we forgot and all the ...

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How are we this lucky to have a January full of our favorites?! Michael Wear is back on the pod to walk us through how to prep in prayer for this election year, being involved in politics without making it our identity, and telling us about the greatest kitchen tool ever made (does it have something to do with ravioli?...MAYBE). Michael's newest book, The Spirit of Our Politics is such a good read! So helpful. Be sure to grab a cop...

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John Mark Comer, one of our worldwide favorite guests is back! His newest book, Practicing the Way, is SO GOOD (and like I said...STOUT). We talked all about purifying our motivations through Jesus, the stages of our spiritual journeys, and the social disruption of the digital age. Are we not so lucky that John Mark always makes time and space for us?! I'm so grateful for how he has shaped my life throughout the years. This is anot...

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I'm thrilled to continue talking about seasons on today's episode with Michelle McKinney Hammond. I have been a fan of hers for two decades and I am just blown away by this conversation. We talk all about having a full life as a single person, why it matters to pay attention to what season we're in, and keeping our eyes on God. Y'all are going to love her newest book, When Shift Happens. We sure do love a theme around here!

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Y'all. God has got a theme for us and we're right in the middle of it. Today, we're talking with my friend Mike Foster about our emotional health. Mike's latest book, Seven Primal Questions, is a framework to help you find emotional freedom and healing. I think this is SUCH a great conversation to really help us step into 2024 well and give us some ways that we can keep growing. Gosh, I'm so grateful for what Mike is teaching us to...

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Today on the show I get to talk to my friend and one of my favorite pastors, Banning Liebscher. Banning has some important things to say about where we should go in 2024, particularly in our spiritual lives. And I am here.for.it! We talked about thankfulness putting us in a position of abundance, having hunger and expectancy for the Lord, and asking God what should this year be shaped like. LET'S GOOOO! I'm so thankful for Banning ...

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January 6, 2024 20 mins

Y'all know Epiphany is my favorite day of the year. I think God might have something special for us this year so I wanted to share some of my thoughts with you. 

Also, plan to be in Nashville August 11. I'M JUST SAYING....

Make sure to check out Emily P. Freeman's podcast The Next Right Thing, Episode 307: What Worked in 2023.

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Today's reading is John 3.

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Today's reading is John 2.

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