Jean Bang Fisher
Jean Bang Fisher is the author of The Easter Tree and lives with her six children in Cary, North Carolina. Jean graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign with a B.F.A. in Art Education and M.Ed. in Special Education. She taught students with learning and behavioral disorders in the Chicago Public Schools before becoming a full-time mother. Jean homeschooled her children for twelve years. Jean has 2 biological children and 4 adopted children, one from Korea and 3 from India. Jean and her family are active members of Chapel Hill Bible Church in Chapel Hill, NC.
Jean knows her own tendency to drift away from the Gospel and her inability to change herself when relying on her own strength. She also knows the powerful ministry of the Holy Spirit at work in our lives—assuring, reminding, comforting, and applying the Gospel to our hearts, which transforms us into Christ’s likeness. Her favorite quote comes from Jack Miller who says, “Cheer up! You are far worse than you think you are, and the Gospel is far more powerful than you ever dared imagine!” Jean enjoys teaching, reading, loudly cheering on her children at their sporting events, enjoying a good movie or musical with the family, and pursuing any type of creative activity, when time allows. Her life verse is Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Jean hopes God will graciously use The Easter Tree to grow new affection for God’s Word in individuals and families, bringing glory to Jesus Christ.
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Hannah Fisher is the oldest child of Jean Bang Fisher. As affectionately mentioned in the video devotional for Day 3, she is the daughter who created a chart for her five younger siblings “where everyone gets a day and so there’s an orderly manner in which [each sibling hangs The Easter Tree Ornaments].” She is currently attending East Carolina University, where she is pursuing a Double-Major in Nursing and Psychology, and plans to acquire her Masters (NP) and Doctorate (DNP) in Nursing. Hannah realized her desire to become a Nurse Practitioner during a missions trip to West Africa, when she helped save an infant’s life and saw the medical struggles of the impoverished country. She wants to use her nursing skills to help others in their weakest moments, both physically and spiritually.
She is passionate about partnering with her mother to share the Gospel through The Easter Tree. She hopes The Easter Tree pivots hearts toward the Word of God, as it did for her throughout her life. “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12). Hannah enjoys reading, dancing, playing piano, creative writing, and spending time with friends and family. Her life verse is Daniel 10:19, “O man greatly loved, fear not, peace be with you; be strong and of good courage.” Hannah prays The Easter Tree kindles delight in the Lord for anyone who visits the site or reads the book, bringing Christ joy and glory!