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A Heart on Fire

100 Meditations on Loving Your Neighbors Well

Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

From the founder of Oh Happy Dani comes a powerful collection of inspiring meditations and illustrations, encouraging readers to pursue transformation and the ultimate good.

Illustrator, speaker, and entrepreneur Danielle Coke Balfour, founder of Oh Happy Dani, is a visionary voice in the female leadership arena. Unabashedly faith-inspired, yet always culturally relevant, Danielle is a straight shooter of hard truths, inspiring women of all ages with her upbeat, curious tone and her willingness to address difficult issues with honesty, grace, and hope.

In her debut book, A Heart on Fire: 100 Meditations on Loving Your Neighbors Well, Danielle Coke Balfour guides readers through the Ten Pillars of a Life of Good Work, explaining that a life of good work is both conscious and intentional. Dani explores ideas of justice, empathy, hope, community, love, consistency, awareness, creativity, honesty, and redemption. With thoughtful meditations and practical to-do’s, A Heart on Fire will inspire you to evaluate your life and make changes.

A Heart on Fire will also:
  • Share profound truth in a conversational tone.
  • Be a reliable resource offering encouragement and mentorship for readers seeking to create positive change.
  • Simplify and clarify daily, real-life choices that impact a reader’s everyday experience.
  • Serve as a guide and relate as a friend to support those struggling to find purpose.
  • Become a trusted support that any reader can revisit and share when facing challenges.

About The Author

Danielle Coke Balfour is a designer turned illustrator, social justice activist, and entrepreneur. She’s the founder of Oh Happy Dani, a lifestyle brand and educational platform that uses artwork and resources to encourage hope, inspire justice, and make complex ideas more accessible for her community of over half a million people across social media. Danielle has happily partnered with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and mission-based brands, and she aims to help everyday advocates do good daily in their spheres of influence using their passions and skills.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (October 24, 2023)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781524881221

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Raves and Reviews

“In this book, Danielle Coke Balfour skillfully brings together her compelling writing and captivating illustrations to discuss vital topics in a way that leads to meaningful engagement, thoughtful conversation, and active imagination to build a better future. The harmony of visuals and words provides us with practical solutions and actionable hope at a time when we need it the most. This is a book to keep close and also share widely with others.” (Morgan Harper Nichols, Author of All Along You Were Blooming and Artist)

"Danielle's thoughtfulness, rigor and clear-eyed optimism make her one of the most powerful and relevant voices around today. A Heart on Fire is a testament to those qualities, going beyond platitudes to offer transformative lessons -- capturing the very best of what it means to do good work from a place of joy and intention. This isn't just a book; it's a toolkit for creating a meaningful life of work imbued with authentic joy. I cannot recommend it highly enough!" (Garrison Hayes, Media Personality and Founder of Kindred Media)

"It has been said that a small match can ignite a raging fire. In A Heart on Fire, Danielle Coke Balfour's words serve as that match, ready to set our hearts ablaze and remind us that the way to change the world starts within our hearts. Her words emphasize that love, creativity, justice, hope, awareness, community, consistency, empathy, honesty, and redemption are worth fighting for and can become the collective force needed to create more good in our world. Read these meditations, and your heart won't just be sparked; it will burst into flame with a desire to dispel the chill of injustice and darkness in the world." (Terence Lester, Founder of Love Beyond Walls, Author of 'I See You,' 'When We Stand,' and 'All God's Children')

"A warm and inspiring guide to living a life grounded in purpose, humanity, and love. A Heart on Fire feels like a nourishing hug for your tired soul, punctuated by colorful illustrations so delicious for your senses. Highly recommend for anyone yearning for more hope, courage, and possibility as they journey toward creating a more loving world." (Michelle MiJung Kim, Award-Winning Author of The Wake Up: Closing the Gap Between Good Intentions and Real Change)

"Danielle has done it again! A Heart on Fire is yet another powerful work that marries lessons and learning with grace and good work. Not only am I sharing this book with everyone I know, I'm referring to it daily when I need the guidance required to serve well in my business- and my home. This is a powerful tool for personal growth, meaningful impact, and lasting change." (Nicole Walters, Author of Nothing is Missing and star of USA Network's "She's the Boss")

"I just love this so much I can’t even tell you how much every single page I was like, that’s right, that’s exactly right. I just thought it was so’s beautiful. Thought-provoking, it’s heartwarming. I think it’ll make a wonderful gift." (Sharon McMahon, Host of “Here’s Where it Gets Interesting” podcast)

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