Donalyn Powell
You are important

Meet the Author

I’ve been given a wonderful gift. That gift is the privilege to share my life with you. Many of you have sent me letters in appreciation of my books and artwork. Some of you have met me during a speaking engagement or book signing. Your kindness has been my greatest motivation. It is my desire that you will see in me a reflection of the love of Christ. I am humbled by His great love for all of us. In the end, what matters most is not what we possess, but what possesses our heart. In every book, every print or drawing that I do, I want there to be evidence that God owns my heart.

Stepping Up

By Donalyn powell

Stepping Up

Finding Healing for Your Life and
Hope for the Future

Most cries of pain from teenagers are silent, and too often we only discover the true depth of their pain after suicide or other self-destructive behavior. In Stepping Up, teens speak openly about their struggles with suicide, depression, sex, drug addiction, pregnancy, abuse, bullying, and self-destructive behavior through their personal letters to author Donalyn Powell, a long-time youth and suicide-prevention advocate. To each letter, Powell offers personal and practical hope: even in the darkest situations, the pain will not last, and we are never alone. God has a purpose for each of us that we alone can fulfill, and it is God’s life in us that provides our reason for living, healing for our lives, and hope for the future.

Published Books

Best Sellers

Happy Readers

Published Work

A Reason To Live

Stepping Up

Finding healing for your life and hope for the future. 

A Reason To Live

A Reason to Live

Help out of depression — even self-destructive thoughts — and into life!

Through A Child's Eyes

Through a Child’s Eyes

Donalyn lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and her love for children inspired numerous photographs and insights. 


In the end, what matters most is not what we possess, but what possesses our heart. 

— Donalyn Powell

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