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Sarah Bessey is the author of the best-selling and critically acclaimed books Jesus Feminist (2013); Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith (2015); and Miracles and Other Reasonable Things (2019).

Her new collaborative book, A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal is a New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, and Globe and Mail Bestseller.

Along with her friends, the late Rachel Held Evans and Jim Chaffee, Sarah co-founded Evolving Faith. She now co-leads the community and conference alongside Jeff Chu. Sarah is also the co-host of The Evolving Faith Podcast.

Sarah writes the weekly newsletter Field Notes with exclusive essays, devotional series, conversations, and more.

She is a sought-after speaker at churches, con
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Sarah Bessey "Read and write" sound like trite answers but I truly mean it. Much like how a couple getting married will sometimes spend all of their money, time, a…more"Read and write" sound like trite answers but I truly mean it. Much like how a couple getting married will sometimes spend all of their money, time, attention, and conversation on the wedding while neglecting preparing for the actual marriage, I think sometimes we spend so much time talking about how to get published that we forget the good basics of becoming a writer such as developing one's voice or practicing the craft or writing just for the sheer goodness of it. Publishing is always going to be a conversation, of course, and it should be but my advice is always to keep reading good books and to keep writing, even if no one is reading your stuff, because this is how you are developing your voice and your habit of faithfulness. (less)
Sarah Bessey The best thing I've found yet is to get outside. We live in British Columbia which is ridiculously lovely and anytime my brain or soul starts to feel …moreThe best thing I've found yet is to get outside. We live in British Columbia which is ridiculously lovely and anytime my brain or soul starts to feel a bit stale, I head outside for some quiet, a change of scenery, fresh air, and the reminder that the world is bigger than my blank page.
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“I want to be outside with the misfits, with the rebels, the dreamers, second-chance givers, the radical grace lavishers, the ones with arms wide open, the courageously vulnerable, and among even—or maybe especially—the ones rejected by the Table as not worthy enough or right enough.”
Sarah Bessey, Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible's View of Women

“Perhaps it is no wonder that the women were first at the Cradle and last at the Cross. They had never known a man like this Man—there never has been another. A prophet and teacher who never nagged at them, never flattered or coaxed or patronized; who never made arch jokes about them, never treated them as “The women, God help us!” or “The ladies, God bless them!”; who rebuked without querulousness and praised without condescension; who took their questions and arguments seriously; who never mapped out their sphere for them, never urged them to be feminine or jeered at them for being female; who had no axe to grind and no uneasy male dignity to defend; who took them as he found them and was completely unselfconscious. There is no act, no sermon, no parable in the whole Gospel that borrows its pungency from female perversity; nobody could guess from the words and deeds of Jesus that there was anything “funny” about woman’s nature. Dorothy Day, Catholic social activist and journalist”
Sarah Bessey, Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible's View of Women

“Rest in your God-breathed worth. Stop holding your breath, hiding your gifts, ducking your head, dulling your roar, distracting your soul, stilling your hands, quieting your voice, and satiating your hunger with the lesser things of this world.”
Sarah Bessey, Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible's View of Women

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