Sarah Bessey is the author of the best-selling and critically acclaimed books “Jesus Feminist” and “Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith.” Her latest book “Miracles and Other Reasonable Things” released in October 2019.
She is a sought-after speaker at churches, conferences, and universities around the world. She is also a popular and frequent podcast guest appearing on LEAD Stories, The Bible for Normal People. RELEVANT, Sorta Awesome, The Road Back to You, and many others.
Along with her friends the late Rachel Held Evans and Jim Chaffee, Sarah co-founded the Evolving Faith Conference. She now co-leads the beloved community and popular conference alongside of Jeff Chu as well.
Sarah is also the author of Field Notes, a weekly e-newsletter and community with a book club, exclusive essays, conversation threads, and many other features. You can sign up for Field Notes here.
Sarah also serves as chair of the board for Heartline Ministries in Haiti. Based in Port au Prince, Heartline is committed to empowering Haitian families through complete maternal and infant health care, education, vocational training, and economic development.
Sarah has also contributed to the NIV Bible for Women: Fresh Insights for Thriving in Today’s World; Mother Letters: Sharing the Laughter, Joy, Struggles, and Hope; Soul Bare: Stories of Redemption; and What a Woman is Worth. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The High Calling, Conversations Journal, ChurchLeaders.com, CT Women: Christianity Today’s Blog for Women, Today’s Christian Woman, and she has commented on religion, feminism, and faith deconstruction for The Atlantic, The Christian Post, Christianity Today, The National Post, and The Washington Post among others. She was an award-winning blogger back in the glory days of blogging.
Born and raised in western Canada, she now makes her home in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada with her husband of 18 years and their four children. A self-described “recovering know-it-all,” Sarah is also an avid knitter, a hockey fan, a bookworm, a total hugger, and embarrassingly devoted to the television shows Doctor Who and Call the Midwife.
You can find Sarah on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Since retiring from blogging, Sarah has taken to writing the beloved monthly Field Notes e-newsletter – you can sign up here. She’s not on Snapchat because she is too old for such nonsense.
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