Sarah Bessey is the author of Jesus Feminist and Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith. She is a sought-after speaker throughout Canada and the United States to churches, conferences, women's groups, universities, and workshops on topics ranging from spiritual formation, the ways we navigate change throughout our faith journey, our belovedness in Christ, the embrace of ancient church practices, her return to intentional Christian community and how she fell back in love with the Church, intentional mother, being a Christian feminist, writing, social justice, and many other topics with her signature mix of authority, vulnerability, and relatability. Her style has been called "narrative theology" because she explores God through story.
Sarah is also an award-winning blogger and 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. She is known for her poetic rhythm, prophetic voice, and deeply biblical foundation as she explores themes of faith and spirituality, motherhood, love, justice, theology, along with pretty much everything else you’re not supposed to discuss in polite company.
Her writing has appeared in 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 for The Atlantic, The Christian Post, Christianity Today, The National Post, and The Washington Post among others.
Her most recent book, Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith, leaves the light on for those who are wandering and wondering in their faith. Her new book about the resurrection will be published by Howard Books in March 2018. Sarah also serves on the board of Help One Now, a non-profit committed to empowering and resourcing high-capacity local leaders who care for orphans and vulnerable children in order to transform communities and break the cycle of extreme poverty.
She lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada with her husband and their four children.