There are a lot of articles out there for Christians whose testimonies are too "bland." For the person who grew up in a Christian home and answered an altar call at the age of four, who can't remember a time in their lives when they weren't Christian, they often wonder: how can I make an… Continue reading For the Christian whose testimony is “different”
"Christian influencers" are everywhere on social media -- I even follow a few of them, hoping to find posts that address the same spiritual struggles I deal with, or kindred spirits whose backgrounds are similar to mine. In a recent Instagram story critiquing the popular self-help book, Girl, Wash Your Face, one such "influencer" I… Continue reading What does a “Christian influencer” do?
It's that time again. In no particular order, here are some of the best books I've read this year, broken down by category. Nonfiction Seeking Peace by Johann Christoph Arnold This book about seeking true peace and contentment that doesn't rely on circumstances is written from a Christian perspective, but still incorporates thoughts from different… Continue reading A year in review (of books): 2018
I’ve joked before that few things make me feel more Jewish than being in church. People chuckle, but it’s true. Having that background, even if it’s no longer my religion, makes me stand out. It's not like it's a big secret, but when people find out, suddenly I'm a spectacle. My Christian friends in Campus… Continue reading Living in a gefilte fish bowl
I often joke that it was a bad idea to publish a memoir at the age of 22 because the shiny, child-like faith I had back then is now frozen in time. I’ve evolved quite a bit since, but only those who know me personally are aware of that. My readers are not. If I… Continue reading Important announcement about ‘Confessions of a Prodigal Daughter’
I had the privilege of being a guest on the Author Action podcast last week to talk about my most recent book, Things You Can't Un-see: an essay collection. Host Richard Keller asks about the inspiration behind the book, how it differs from my previous books, what the writing process was like, and what projects… Continue reading Behind the scenes of ‘Things You Can’t Un-see’
The following is an excerpt from my new book, an essay collection called Things You Can't Un-see, which releases this week! Pre-order your copy here. My husband makes fun of me for my obsession with monograms. After he caught me looking at a rotating display case of silver letter charms at a local boutique, I… Continue reading Sarah, Beth, and Sarahbeth: excerpt from my new book
It’s time for my annual Year in Review (of books), which is not technically over yet – there are a few books I hope to finish before January 1st rolls in. You can often infer a lot about how a year went based on some of my favorite titles, which means I must start with… Continue reading A year in review (of books): 2017
What started as one self-published book has now turned into six, with several five-star reviews and bestseller status on Amazon more than once in the last few years. As my writing platform slowly grows, so has my network as a freelance writer and editor, granting me the ability to work from home doing what I… Continue reading I have a Patreon! Please support my writing!
For a magazine whose demographic is liberal Jewish women, I was rather surprised by the responses to the article “Please Stop Asking Me ‘Are You Even Jewish’?” that was recently shared on Lilith's Facebook page. The author, Alyssa Weinstein, was raised by interfaith parents: an Episcopalian mother, and a Reform Jewish father. Though Weinstein’s mother… Continue reading “You can’t sit with us,” Jewish edition