Tuesday, July 14, 2020

When Life and Beliefs Collide

Sooner or later, life's difficulties bring every Christian woman to God's doorstep with questions too personal to ignore. "Why does God let me go through such painful circumstances?" "Why does he seem indifferent to my prayers?" Carolyn raises a long-overdue call for us to think seriously about what we believe about God and demonstrates how practical and down to earth knowing God can be.

About the Author:

Carolyn Custis James (M.A. in Biblical Studies) is an international conference
speaker for churches, colleges, seminaries, and other Christian organizations.
She is President of WhitbyForum.

Carolyn is a new voice in Christian publishing with a strong affirming message
for women. Her books include:

When Life and Beliefs Collide: How Knowing God Makes a Difference
(Zondervan, 2001)

Lost Women of the Bible: The Women We Thought We Knew
(Zondervan, 2005)

Understanding Purpose (Nelson, 2006)

The Gospel of Ruth: Loving God Enough to Break the Rules
(Zondervan, 2008)

Carolyn is founder and president of the Synergy Women's Network, Inc., in partnership with Reformed Theological Seminary/Orlando, Campus Crusade for Christ International, and The Impact Movement. The Synergy Women's Network and Gifted for Leadership co-sponsor annual Synergy conferences for women engaged or emerging in vocational ministry.

In addition to being President of WhitbyForum, Carolyn is a consulting editor for Zondervan's Exegetical Commentary Series on the New Testament. She serves on the editorial advisory board of Gifted for Leadership, an international online ministry for women and a resource of Christianity Today in partnership with Leadership Journal. She is a contributor to Common Grounds Online.

A pastor's daughter, Carolyn grew up in Portland, Oregon. During the years between seminary and her present ministries, she had her own business as a computer software developer in Oxford, England. Her husband Frank is Provost and Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. They live in Boxford, Massachusetts. Their daughter Allison lives in Orlando, Florida.
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