Hello! I’m Sarahbeth (Beth, SB), and I’m an author, editor, and freelance writer. I grew up wanting to write young adult fiction, but later discovered that my passion is for nonfiction — specifically, writing about my journey from Reform Judaism to the Episcopal church.
There aren’t a ton of spiritual memoirs on the market about adult converts. Reading Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner inspired me to write about my own experiences with leaving, and finding, religion — and to create this blog as a resource for other people who have “dual citizenship” between these two distinct traditions.
I believe that Jews and Christians have much to learn from each other, as both faiths have roots in the Old Testament — or as Jews call it, the Tanakh (click here to read a more detailed summary of my theological views). Furthermore, interfaith dialogue continues to be necessary as anti-semitism increases under the Trump administration.
My two memoirs, Confessions of a Prodigal Daughter (2012) and Confessions of a Jew-ish Skeptic (2016), were Amazon bestsellers in the “personal growth” category. My writing has been featured in Huffington Post, The Sun Magazine, xoJane, Lilith, and Christians for Biblical Equality, among other places.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I live in northern Colorado with my husband, Joshua, and our fur kids, Zoey and Catniss Everclean (follow me on Instagram if you love adorable cat pictures). I have a bachelor’s degree in English from Kent State University, spent a year in seminary studying biblical counseling, and later earned a master’s in creative writing from Colorado State University.
A few of my favorite things: freshly ground coffee, making jewelry, figure skating, pretzels, and cold weather. I’m an INFJ on the Myer’s Briggs personality scale and a 6 on the Enneagram. Dry humor is my love language, and no pun is beneath me.