Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, is all the rage. In fact, its been all the rage for years now. Millions of copies sold. A fragrance line. A movie. All this, from a book that is spiritual journey, travelogue, and one woman’s quest to find true love. I’m not going to add my opinion to the…

It’s easy to have faith in God when everything is going well. When I walk down the dirt road near our house and see the osprey flying home to their nest with a fish in his claws, when the breeze cools my body and the marsh grass glows a yellow-green and the blue of the…

Mom stayed home with us until my youngest sister (I have three) was five. Even then, she went back to work part-time, as a pre-school teacher. She has been a grandmother in training for two decades. Every night, except Mondays when we had the special treat of McDonald’s, she cooked dinner–one for us, another for…

“An Open Letter to Anne Rice,” by Karen Spears Zacharias, should be of interest to anyone who has followed Anne Rice’s public declaration that she has left Christianity. I wrote a quick response earlier this week: “Can You Follow Christ Without Being a Christian.”    I’ve also been grateful for an interesting discussion in response…

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Amy Julia Becker

Amy Julia Becker writes about theology, disability, family, and culture. Two major life experiences have shaped her writing and her faith—caring for her mother-in-law as she battled cancer and welcoming her daughter Penny into the world after she was diagnosed at birth with Down syndrome. Both experiences expanded and enriched her understanding of what it means to be human and to receive each and every person as a gift.  A graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, she is the author of Penelope Ayers: A Memoir, and the forthcoming A Good and Perfect Gift (Bethany House). Her essays have appeared in First Things, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Christian Century, ChristianityToday.com, and Bloom, among other online venues.

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