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Cynthia's Books

Leading Through the Storms

The award-winning book Anchored encourages ministry leaders to lead with integrity in the midst of difficult life storms.


Sharing personal examples, ministry leader and pastor’s wife Cynthia Cavanaugh equips believers with the biblical and leadership principles necessary to maintain influence and to courageously remain anchored to the Rock—Jesus Christ.


So when those storms come, and they will, you’ll know how to deal with that deep question: how can I lead in the midst of this storm and keep my witness intact?

What's being said about Anchored:
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Carol Kent,

speaker and author, He Holds My Hand: Experiencing God’s Presence and Protection

Anchored is a powerful resource for all ministry leaders. With tender honesty and gut-wrenching transparency, Cynthia Cavanaugh reveals the struggles we face in the midst of leading and the only way we can make it through the storms of life successfully. She consistently points her readers to biblical truth, practical strategies, and life-changing choices that lead to healing, restoration, and hope for the future. Every Christian leader should read this book.

Dave Curtiss,

vice president of faith engagement, CRISTA Ministries

I don’t know of a better time in culture to have this resource. Pastors have all experienced crisis. Whether a small or catastrophic crisis, we felt our adrenaline pumping—our defensiveness leading our reaction to a perceived or real threat to our ministry—and we searched for solutions. Cynthia Cavanaugh’s biblically solid approach in Anchored addresses the all too common reality of leaders everywhere in a practical and applicable way. Every pastor should read this book!

Jenni Catron,

founder of The 4Sight Group and author of The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

Cynthia is the “real deal.” Through the scriptures she showed me I am not alone in my struggles. We all need to develop deeper, more authentic relationships, not only with family and friends but with Jesus. Her honest and open approach allowed us to go deeper into our lives and ask God to reveal the issues we still on to. Thank you!

Becky Harling, international speaker, leadership coach, and author of How to Listen So People Will Talk

Every leader has faced a personal crisis, but not every leader has survived. Cynthia Cavanaugh has not only weathered the storm but has learned the essential secrets of staying anchored even in the storm. Writing authentically, Cynthia invites you into her journey and shows you how to put practices in place to keep you anchored in the crises of life. If you’re in any type of leadership role and are longing to leave a godly legacy, this book is a must-read!


Do you feel disconnected from God?

Do you long for intimacy with your Creator but worry your weaknesses and failures have disqualified you from walking boldly with Christ?

Live Bold invites you to move beyond your debilitating self-perceptions as it challenges you to become truly engaged in the growth of your faith. Weekly readings and guided journaling will embolden you to
– reflect on your faith,
– choose obedience,
– discover the bold faith within you,
– impact others for Christ.

Inspired by their grandmother’s poetry, cousins Andrea Tomassi and Cynthia Cavanaugh designed this year-long devotional journal to encourage readers to develop confidence in their faith and to Live Bold for Jesus. Through fifty-two weekly readings, organized by monthly themes, your soul will be stirred toward both reflection and growth while thought-provoking journal prompts and bold action steps will guide you to step out of your comfort zone and bravely forward with Christ.

A 10 Week Bible Study

What keeps you from living in freedom? Are you wearing a mask to hide from others?

Performance issues will rob your identity and keep you from being real and transparent. Freedom in Christ will transform you to worship God, love others, and tell your story.

Performance was a significant stronghold in my life and crippled me in areas I didn’t even recognize until God freed me.

Learn to:

  • Recognize your own masks and veils.

  • Live authentically.

  • Overcome veils of depression, anger, and secrecy.

Included are life-map timelines exercises, insightful questions, and journaling pages – practical tools to apply God’s truth to your personal struggles.

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