“Shadia captivated us!”

“Her curiosity and excitement
is contagious!”

“Brought tears to my eyes.”

Bring Shadia to Your Event

Shadia Hrichi is a passionate Bible teacher, award-winning author, and speaker who stirs the hearts and minds of her audience through personal story, illustration, and her unwavering confidence in the authority of God’s Word.

She holds a master’s in biblical and theological studies as well as a master’s in criminal justice. Shadia is the author of several Bible studies, including TAMAR, HAGAR, LEGION, and WORTHY OF LOVE and the recipient of the 2022 WCCW “God’s Word is Alive” Award. Residing in northern California, Shadia is often invited to speak at churches, conferences, women’s retreats and other events, and loves to visit the ocean each week for “a date with Jesus.”

Types of Events

Shadia is a passionate Bible teacher whose love for God’s Word and courage in sharing her own stories have blessed countless audiences all over the country.

See topic descriptions below of her most requested presentations. Shadia will also customize a presentation for your event.

 

Venues / Events:

  • Conferences
  • Women’s Events
  • Sanctity of Life Events
  • Bible Study Kick-off/Wrap-up
  • Small Group “Zooming with Shadia
  • Church and Women’s Retreats
  • Guest Instructor / Workshop Presenter

Popular Topics

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Christmas Message - TAMAR

Tamar is the first woman listed in the lineage of Christ. Abused. Twice widowed. Abandoned as a childless widow. So desperate to change her circumstances that she disguises herself as a prostitute. Incredibly, God blesses the child, conceived by Judah, her own father-in-law, and places him in the ancestry of the Messiah. 

On the surface, it seems impossible that God could redeem her story. But Tamar’s bold actions:

  • helped preserve the royal line of Judah
  • altered the trajectory of human history
  • and paved the way for the coming Messiah

For God to use a story such as this to bring His Son into the world is a beautiful reminder that no one is beyond God’s redemption. This message is perfect for your Christmas-themed event. (For an expanded multi-session series on this topic for women’s retreats or other events, see “Your Story; God’s Glory”)

Yes! God Sees You!

Have you ever felt like crying out, “God, do you see me?”

Then the story of Hagar is sure to touch your heart. It’s found in the book of Genesis and has all the ingredients of a Hollywood tragedy: betrayal, loss, abuse, crisis pregnancy, abandonment . . . but her story doesn’t end there. In fact, she emerges victorious!

In this inspiring, hope-filled series, you will:

  • Experience a fresh encounter with the “God Who Sees Me”
  • Explore fascinating (and surprising) insights into Hagar’s story
  • Discover how God uses your trials and triumphs to draw you closer to Himself

Is the enemy using anything in your past to try to derail you from God’s plan? Be assured, that is not how your story will end!

Customized for your event; 1 to 4 sessions. This inspiring series is perfect for retreats, women’s events, single moms groups, and missions/evangelism conferences.

Rise Up! It's Not Over!

When it seems like our world is swirling out of control, God calls us to Rise Up!

This power-packed series centers on the victory we have through Christ who conquered sin, Satan, and death. No matter how things look on the outside, it’s not over because God’s Word assures us that, “he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4).

In this series, you will:

  • Rediscover the power and beauty of God’s Rescuing Love
    • Step into one of the most fascinating, yet under-appreciated gospel rescue stories
  • Rekindle your joy for God’s Gift of Rest
    • A refreshing reminder of Sabbath’s design and purpose (plus practical tips)
  • Reignite your hope in God’s Promise to Reign
    • Living boldly in light of the hope of Christ’s Return

Customized for your event; 1 to 4 sessions. This inspiring series is perfect for women’s retreats, conferences, church and mission events, and more.

Your Story; God's Glory

If God can choose the Canaanite Tamar – twice widowed, childless, then used as a prostitute – to continue the line through which Christ would come, can anything keep Him from weaving your story into His redemptive plan? In this series, you will:

  • Explore the faith of Tamar, whose bold actions helped secure the promised line of Judah
  • Celebrate God’s loving plan to adopt you into His eternal, covenant family
  • Marvel at God’s power to weave your life’s twists and turns, sins and failures into His glorious redemptive story

Customized for your event; 1 to 4 sessions. Ideal for women’s retreats, church and women’s events, missions conferences and more.

Seven Steps to Powerful Prayer

Oftentimes when we face difficult or challenging circumstances, we are tempted to act first and pray last, but Scripture teaches us another way.

Seven verses. Seven principles. Seven steps. In this series, you will:

  • Learn how to come to God with your needs in boldness and reverence 
  • Be inspired to approach prayer with a desire to see God glorified
  • Celebrate “success” in answered prayer within the context of God’s sovereign purposes

Customized for your event; 1 to 3 sessions. Ideal for retreats, church and women’s events, or any prayer-themed event.

Sanctity of Life events

Once at risk for being aborted as her parents wrestled with an unplanned pregnancy, and then losing her own child to abortion at age 15, Shadia knows the heartache of abortion firsthand. Twenty-five years after her tragic choice, God opened her eyes to the child she had lost in the most miraculous way. As only God can, He has used her gripping story to capture the hearts of audiences around the country as she shares, from personal experience, God’s love, faithfulness, and power of redemption.

Shadia’s story has been featured on the Human Coalition podcast (formally “Online For Life” Listen Here), KFAX Radio (Listen Here), and elsewhere. Her story serves as the foundation for her Bible study, Worthy of Love: A Journey of Hope and Healing After Abortion, endorsed by Brian Fisher of Human Coalition, Georgette Forney of Silent No More, numerous pregnancy center directors, and many others.

Having also served on the Board of Directors for RealOptions Pregnancy Medical Clinics for many years, Shadia is passionate for speaking at pregnancy center fundraisers and other Sanctity of Life events.

“One of the best post-abortion personal stories I’ve read, and I’ve read a lot of them.” – Georgette Forney, Co-Founder of Silent No More

“Shadia’s heart for Christ and her vulnerability and honesty in sharing her story drew us in and reminded us of the redemptive and powerful love of God. In addition to being a powerful speaker, Shadia was an absolute joy to work with from our first contact all the way through the event. Having Shadia participate in your event will be an incredible blessing and will lead to hearts and lives being impacted for God’s glory!” – Sara Burris, Executive Director, Island Pregnancy Care Clinics Langley, WA

“God blessed us with your message of encouragement and the largest banquet donation amount to date. Thank you!” – Amanda Weglinski, PRC Board President

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Workshop: Truth About Abortion

Through this interactive workshop, participants will:

  • Uncover common misconceptions about abortion
  • Gain compassion and understanding for those wounded by abortion
  • Learn how to compassionately and Biblically respond to common justifications for abortion

Additional segments for pastors and ministry leaders:

  • Why teaching sexual purity is not enough
  • Practical sermon ideas for teaching on sanctity of life
  • Be equipped to respond to crisis pregnancy and minister to those wounded by abortion

Customized for your event; 1 to 3 sessions. Suited for programs and events seeking to inform and encourage participants on this challenging topic. I am also available to participate in panel discussions.

Customized For Your Event

  • Already have a theme in mind?
  • A Bible verse or topic?
  • Need to brainstorm some ideas?

Let’s arrange a time to talk about your event and how I can best serve your audience.

Let’s chat about your next event!

Speaking Requests

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Full Bio

A passionate Bible teacher, award-winning author, and speaker, Shadia Hrichi has a heart for seeing lives transformed by the power of God’s Word. Having experienced many heartbreaks, including abortion, date rape, divorce, and more, she captures the hearts of her audience as she illustrates, through personal experience, God’s love, faithfulness, and power of redemption. Shadia has received a master’s in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary as well as a master’s in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York.

Shadia is the author of several Bible studies, including:

In 2022, Shadia received the WCCW “God’s Word is Alive” Award for excellence in writing Bible studies that bring the Bible to life in a unique way along with taking second place in the AWSA Bible Study of the Year Award for her study on TAMAR.

Whether serving as a keynote, retreat speaker, or workshop presenter, Shadia stirs the hearts and minds of her audiences through personal story, illustration, and the power of God’s Word. Shadia’s desire to see God’s people live courageously in light of eternity is simply contagious. In addition to writing and speaking, Shadia has served on faculty for a number of Christian Writers conferences and provides workshops, coaching and other resources for aspiring authors. Currently residing in northern California, Shadia loves to visit the ocean each week for “a date with Jesus.”

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WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

Lisa Swaney

Lisa Swaney

Women's Pastor/Community Life Director, Sebastopol Christian Church, Sebastopol, CA

Shadia spoke at our Fall Women’s event and brought a fresh perspective on the life of HAGAR. Her compassion and sympathy for a woman who felt unseen by others, came through loud and clear as she shared from her own experiences of feeling ill-treated and unseen. Her passion and confidence in God seeing ALL of us as whole and loved and complete in Him was shared beautifully! We look forward to having her back!

Francine Rivers

Francine Rivers

International best-selling author

Shadia spoke at our church’s Girls Night Out event and the ladies loved her! After her introduction to the study (we are starting her study on HAGAR), Shadia did a Q & A. I love these because you have an opportunity to get to know the speaker on a more personal basis. One group bought a case of books. I’m ordering more for our home group as well. Shadia is a terrific speaker!

Cheri Gregory

Cheri Gregory

Speaker/Author

Shadia has a genuine zeal for God and passion for His Word.
Her curiosity and excitement are contagious!

Debbie Kelly

Debbie Kelly

Women's Ministry Director, Willow Glen Bible Church

“Shadia captivated us! Her deep and thorough study into the life of Hagar coupled with her own story and engaging delivery gave us a clearer understanding of Hagar’s story. And in doing so, a better understanding of our own stories and encouragement to trust God even in the most despairing of times. Shadia is a lovely and authentic women of God!”

Debbie Croft

Debbie Croft

Executive Director, Alpha Pregnancy Help Center - Merced, CA

Shadia’s warmth and enthusiasm overflow so beautifully as she speaks of God’s gracious working in her life, and as she encourages others to draw near to Him, so He can do the same in our lives. She was a delight to work with for our virtual Gala — and we’ll be asking her to join us again!

Sara Burris

Sara Burris

Executive Director, Island Pregnancy Care Clinics Langley, WA

Shadia’s heart for Christ and her vulnerability and honesty in sharing her story drew us in and reminded us of the redemptive and powerful love of God. In addition to being a powerful speaker, Shadia was an absolute joy to work with from our first contact all the way through the event. Having Shadia participate in your event will be an incredible blessing and will lead to hearts and lives being impacted for God’s glory!

Rita Chang

Rita Chang

Women's Ministry Leader, Living Hope Community Church

You are an answer to our prayers – your story, your teaching and your dramatization of Hagar and Sarah led the women to the feet of Jesus. I praise God for what He has done in your life and how He is using you!

Paulette Bald

Paulette Bald

Women's Ministry Leader, First Baptist Church Jeffersontown, KY

Shadia spoke to the hearts of our Women’s Ministry; she didn’t speak as a teacher, an author or as a speaker.  She spoke to us as our “Sister.”  We call her “friend.

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Additional Testimonials

We had Shadia as our banquet speaker this year. She did an amazing job. Thank you, Shadia for a wonderful night!

Tim Chapman, Chairman of the Board, Pregnancy Choices

Shadia did a fantastic job teaching! Hagar’s story has come alive for me!

Stacy, workshop participant

Shadia’s message brought tears to my eyes at times. Moving, touching, and a true teacher of Scripture.

Carole Swan, Bible study audience/participant

God blessed us with your message of encouragement and the largest banquet donation amount to date. Thank you!

Amanda Weglinski, PRC Board President

I absolutely loved your workshop! I can tell you poured your time and love into this. God used it to open my eyes … I can’t thank you enough!

Angie Senegal, workshop participant

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