Biography

Stormie Omartian is a bestselling author who personally connects with readers by sharing experiences and lessons that beautifully illustrate how God changes lives when we learn to trust in Him, seek His will, and follow His lead no matter what the circumstances.

The strength and transparency of Stormie Omartian’s message has driven her books to the top of bestselling lists and earned many prestigious awards. More than twenty-eight million copies of The Power of a Praying series, which includes such books as The Power of a Praying ® Wife, The Power of a Praying® Parent, The Power of a Praying® Husband, The Power of a Praying® Woman, The Power of Praying® for Your Adult Children, The Power of a Praying® Teen, and The Power of a Praying® Kid. In May 2002, The Power of a Praying® Wife broke a 21-year industry record by claiming the number one spot on the CBA Marketplace bestsellers list for 27 consecutive months. It has stayed on the bestseller’s list for over 14 years. In 1998, it was named a Gold Medallion Finalist and in 2001, 2002, and 2003, for an unprecedented three years in a row, it was named a finalist for The Charles “Kip” Jordan Christian Book of the Year Award. In addition to spending 32 consecutive months on the CBA Marketplace bestsellers list – also reaching the number one position -- was honored in 2002 with a Gold Medallion Award. Omartian’s other bestselling books are Prayer Warrior, Lead Me, Holy Spirit, Just Enough Light for the Step I’m On, and The Prayer That Changes Everything and her children's books, "What Happens When I Talk to God" and "God Cares How I Feel," and Come Into My Heart, Lord Jesus."

In The Prayer That Changes Everything,™ Omartian passionately inspires people to look beyond themselves, their circumstances, and their needs so that they may experience the amazing things that take place when prayers of praise are offered. She encourages men and women to praise God during times of difficulty, sorrow, fear, abundance, and joy as a first reaction rather than a last resort. Sharing personal stories, practical principles, and biblical truths, Omartian offers step-by-step instruction on how to develop a consistent attitude of praise, worship, and thanksgiving to God.

A sought-after media guest, Omartian has been interviewed on The 700 Club and many other national programs aired on the LeSea Broadcasting Network, Christian Television Network, Cornerstone Television, Inspirational Network, The Lutheran Hour Ministries Network, Moody Broadcasting Network, USA Radio Network, American Family Radio Network, and WVCY Radio Network. She has also been featured in publications such as USA Today and Christianity Today.

As a young singer, dancer, and actress, Omartian appeared on The Dean Martin Show, The Glen Campbell Show, The Mac Davis Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and many other variety shows. She also sang backup for Glen Campbell, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, The Imperials, and other well-known artists. Omartian and her husband, Michael, have been married more than 40 years and have two married children.

Her latest books include Prayer Warrior, Lead Me, Holy Spirit, and The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children.