Carol Van Atta

Author and Inspirational Speaker, Carol Van Atta, is a highly imperfect, slightly zany, passionate woman of God. Her transparency, combined with her great sense of humor, and desire to see women grasp the depth God’s inconceivable love, make her presentation style not only warm and heartfelt, but radically life changing.

She has been described by her audience members as:

“The real deal”
“Totally open”
“One of us”
“Kind, compassionate, and real”
“Not just a speaker, but a participant”

She has an amazing “gutter to glory,” or what others might describe as a “tragedy to triumph” testimony that is gently woven through her topics, allowing her listeners to understand the love and grace of God in a very intimate and tangible way. Her speaking topics are not designed for the faint of heart, and she digs deep, avoiding extensive fanfare and fluff. Carol desires for her audiences not simply be entertained, but more importantly, to be challenged to change, embracing all God has available for His Princess Warriors.

She is the founder of Princess Warriors for Christ…Reigning Real --One Step (and a prayer) at a20time, and believes every woman of God is a priceless princess and a worthy warrior. She has worked for a number of years as a speaker, teacher, and counselor. She serves as "the voice" for Bethany House, a program and home for single, expectant, young women. She has been featured on local radio shows and enjoys pretty much anything that involves talking, writing, and helping women grow in Christ. Carol has also served as a women's ministry leader at her home church.

Carol’s speaking engagements allow her to speak for a variety of audiences and events including – fundraisers, retreats, MOPS Groups, luncheons, banquets, conferences, and workshops. Her desire is to be where God wants her. Whether that means talking with two women or sharing with 2000, expect Carol to demonstrate the same integrity, enthusiasm and joy.

Not only does Carol write for a variety of magazine publications, but her first novel, Slaying the Shadows, a spiritual thriller, was selected as one of Campus Crusade for Christ’s Christian Women Today’s Top 25 Summer reads for 2005 with the likes of Francine Rivers, Shaunti Feldman, and Ted Dekker. Her story of adoption is featured in Zondervan’s Kisses of Sunshine for Moms, and she has a number of devotions featured in several Regal Gospel Light Publication's - Today is the First Day, Living Well and Light and Healthy Holidays: First Place 4 Health Devotional.

Her speaking topics and writing projects allow women to discover who they are in Christ, and how to let go of the sin that so easily entangles. If your group is seeking a dynamic and transparent speaker, who is not afraid to discuss past sins and failures, and how with God’s amazing grace and power, we can become the Princess Warriors we are called to be…you may want Carol to share at your next event. Carol’s messages inspire, ignite, and invite her listeners into a deeper more abiding relationship with Jesus Christ. Be ready to laugh, cry, and expect to draw closer to God and each other. To learn more about Carol,

A sampling of Carol's speaking topics:

Reigning Real as a Princess Warrior
Give Me More of You, Lord
Dressed for Battle
A Vessel God Can Use…That’s You!
Shoulder to Shoulder, Side by Side – Friendship by God’s Design
Break Through to a Better You
Falling in Love with the Father…Refreshment for a Woman’s Body, Mind, and Spirit
Pray, Prune, and Prepare for God’s Perfect Plan and Purpose

Articles by Carol Van Atta

A Good Friday?

Around the world this month, people will mark the anniversary of the execution of the history’s most famous death-row inmate – Jesus Christ. It may seem a curious thing: People who claim to follow the teachings of Christ thankful for his death? Calling their remembrance of it, “Good” Friday? Nice church-going folks wearing the equivalent […] Read More >

A New Beginning

A woman gives birth…to twins. An alcoholic pours his bottle of booze down the drain. An abused wife chooses to seek help. A convict is released from jail. A worker becomes the supervisor. A daughter loses her mother to a car accident. A mother survives cancer and chooses a new, healthier lifestyle. New beginnings can […] Read More >

But…I Love to Be in Love!

Are your friends continually pointing out your relationship failures? Do you hear the word co-dependency and cringe? Are you excusing and tolerating behaviors that are unacceptable and hurtful? Have you compromised your values, purity, and love of God for a lie? Do these statements reflect how you feel, or what you do? If so, you […] Read More >

Five Ways to Thrive at Work

The clamoring pressure, the challenging people, and the multitude of projects – is it all just another day at the office? How do we, as ambassadors of Christ, learn not only to survive, but also to flourish in the workplace? And in the process of learning to enjoy our own job, how can we reach […] Read More >

From Tears to Triumph

I couldn’t pull myself away. The inscription, engraved on a gold plate, just below the image of two infants sleeping peacefully in an old-fashioned cradle, confirmed what I already knew — this was the memorial to honor my unborn children — the ones not with me because of abortion. Read More >

Looking out for Pride

“The Lord Almighty has done it to destroy your pride and show his contempt for all human greatness” (Isaiah 23:9, emphasis mine). “Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom” (Proverbs 11:2). As I sat on the hard, frozen bleacher, my son swung his bat at the second pitch. “Strike two…!” The umpire called. […] Read More >

New Beginnings

Amazingly, it’s that time. A New Year is approaching right on schedule — again. This is the time of year so many of us start making resolutions to change a certain area, or multiple areas in our lives. Maybe we have some extra pounds to shed. Possibly, we are committed to changing a specific, harmful […] Read More >

Under His Care

Have you ever wondered why one day you experience a miraculous breakthrough in your spiritual growth, and the next day it seems like every thing from a flat tire to a heart wrenching tragedy occurs? Is it simply “bad luck”? Possibly – but doubtful. There is an enemy of our souls who seeks to kill […] Read More >

Unwrapping His Gift

“Mom … please tell me what you bought me for my birthday. Please …!” My daughter pleaded while giving me the saddest puppy-dog-eyes I’d ever seen. I had a choice. I could allow her to unwrap the gift early, spoiling the joy and excitement of waiting for her actual birthday, or, I could help her […] Read More >