Introduction to the Author:

“I sometimes believe I was born with a pen in one hand and the Bible in the other.  From an early age, I remember sitting and writing short stories and manuscripts about anything that captured my interest.  At age 10, I started writing my first “book” (which remains unpublished) and from there several other unpublished manuscripts on Biblical characters, theology, and church life emerged.  When I was 12, my school announced a poetry contest on the topic of Remembrance Day.  Ever the young pacifist, I wrote about the horrors of war and our need for world peace and surprisingly won a first place award.  Ever since then, I’ve loved contributing my thoughts and stringing together words to form poems, stories, and articles about peace, love, friendship, and Jesus Christ.  When I look back on my still growing writing career, all I have is gratitude.  I know that it is only by God’s grace that the words I write on paper are able to encourage and impact lives across the globe.  It is also so exciting whenever I see the intersection of two of my greatest passions in life (disability theology and writing) collide together; and even though my main hope is that Christ will be exalted through my work, I must admit, I also like seeing my name in print.  I hope this blog will be an encouragement to you in your faith journey, yet writing, is a collaboration.  It is an exchange of thoughts, a dialogue of the soul.  That’s why I’d love to hear from you!  Feel free to write to me and let me know how you are doing, what you’d like to see more of, and how this blog is blessing you and your ministry!” (Deborah-Ruth Ferber)

Theologian, panda lover, adventure seeker, and nerdy scholar.  Graduate of Tyndale University College and Seminary (BRE, MDiv), Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (Certificate in Theology and Peace Studies) and Harvard Divinity School EdX (Certificate in World Religions).  Member of the MennoNerds blogging collective (www.mennonerds.com), State of Formation (http://www.stateofformation.org/), and Bible Gateway’s Blogger Grid (http://www.biblegateway.com/blog/bloggergrid/).

Deborah’s writing has been featured in numerous online publications and print magazines including: Mennonite World Review, Purpose Magazine, Premier Christian Magazine, and the Canadian Mennonite.  She is also a frequently featured writer for Anabaptist Disability Network’s online and print newsletter “Opening Doors” and Mennonite Church USA’s “Peace Signs.”   Deborah co-authored her first book “A Living Alternative – Anabaptist Christianity in a Post-Christendom World” in 2013.  Find out more here.   She has since acted as an editor for two up-and-coming books set to be released in the near future.  Deborah has given the last decade of her life to Christian ministry as a children’s/youth pastor, a disability advocate, and most recently as a chaplaincy student.

For a complete list of Deborah’s writings please view: https://debdebbarak.wordpress.com/deborahs-publications/.

For all inquiries, comments, and article requests please email Deborah directly at: deborahruthferber@gmail.com


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