Defiant is powerful and subversive, faithful yet imaginative—a perfect read for these times. This book is an invitation to rediscover the wisdom that this sacred text holds for our modern lives. It is also a celebration of what it means to be a woman caught up in the work of loving God and neighbor.
Hope knows that God is for us, God will not abandon us, and God will finish the good work that was started. Hope steps out with a heart ablaze and hands committed to joining in this movement of God. Hope sees the darkness, but also knows that the light is coming.
The good news for aching hearts this season is that God is indeed with us. The good news for joyful hearts this season is that God is with us. The good news for all of us this season wherever we are and however we are feeling, is that God is with us.
The truth that I have been reminded of time and again though is God is still love. God is still there. God is the God who delights in our joy and joins us in our suffering. The love of God is constant. The love of God is not always a feeling, sometimes it is, many times it isn’t. But it is always displayed towards us.
Does the way we talk about women’s bodies matter? For a long time, I hated my body and it was because of messages that I had heard in the church. Read my story here about the real life implications of certain ideologies often promoted in the church.
Book review: Are you familiar with the women who were instrumental in forming the early years of the Christian movement? This may be the book you never knew you needed to read.