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Malestrom by Carolyn Custis James

Q&A with Carolyn Custis James

When I first sensed a call to write the book that later became Women, Leadership, and the Bible, people — and I mean an extraordinary number of people — suggested that I needed to contact a woman named Carolyn Custis James. I’d not yet heard of her and she’d only published one book by that time: When Life and Beliefs Collide. I found her, got involved with something she’d launched called Synergy Women’s Network, read When Life…, and have been blessed and stretched by her thoughtful approach to faith and thinking theologically ever since. Also since, she has published prolifically […]


by nrweastman
To celebrate July 4th well, I decided I needed to post in two places! Huzzah! This time, however, I’ve gone (rather unpatriotically, I suppose) to the southern hemisphere – I’ve gotten a gracious invitation to post on a Kiwi’s blog! New Zealand encourager-of-women (especially mamas) blogger and business-owner, Sarah Wilson, was kind enough to allow me to post to her blog, Lattes Laced with Grace today, and highlight my book. I imagined a world in which all Christian women—including tired, distracted mamas and busy business creators—handled Scripture with deft accuracy and skill; sorted through conflicting opinions and interpretations on difficult […]

Announcing Author-Insanity!

by nrweastman
Are We Crazy? Probably. We’re excited (and, yes, a little nervous) to announce… The 2015 Blog-and-Book Tour, Road Trip, and Product Launch Extravaganza! You know, when I go, I go big. It’s just me. It’s usually fun, sometimes messy, typically stressful, and hopefully fruitful for the Kingdom and helpful to the Body of Christ. In fact, this year’s effort will be much more than “just” a book tour, if that were possible. Here’s what’s involved: July 2–9—Blog Tour, a series of blog interviews and posts hosted by various active Christian bloggers and authors July 8 or 9—Blog-and-Book Tour Road Trip Kickoff Party July 8 […]


by nrweastman
More “light” reading. Not. Buckle up. Thanks to The New York Times’ contributor Mona Eltahawy, an Egyptian woman my age, tonight’s reflections (conveniently just before bedtime) are on FGM, or “female genital mutilation.” Ye-gad, just the mention of it gives me the shivers. So, I needed to process it a bit before retiring. Click here to see the article I read tonight. I’ve been familiar with the ghastly practice for some years now, although I wasn’t 100% sure I understood exactly what the procedure entails. So, for some real fun, I checked out some images on Google. WARNING: If you […]

Who’s She? Hannah More

by nrweastman
A lot of people know William Wilberforce’s name. Many saw a movie (“Amazing Grace“) or read a book or two about his passionate and tireless zeal for the end of human slave trade and were appropriately moved. But very few have heard of an unsung heroine named Hannah More, the author of the many tracts and pamphlets used by Wilberforce and the other abolitionists. As the only female member of the Clapham Sect, the group that was the epicenter of the movement, she quietly wrote the words that slowly, eventually helped awaken an nation, and ultimately the world, to the atrocity […]

Lecture and Book Signing at City Seminary of New York – Oct. 18

by nrweastman
One Day Only: Dr. Natalie Eastman will Give Lecture in New York City on 10/18/14 Dr. Natalie R. W. Eastman, author of Women, Leadership, and the Bible: How Do I Know What to Believe? A Practical Guide to Biblical Interpretation (Wipf & Stock Publishers, May 2014; http://www.womenleadershipbible.com), will lecture on “Cutting through the Words to Get to the Word: Discerning What God Says in Scripture – for Yourself (Rather than Simply Relying on What Everyone around You Says God Says!)” [alert type=”notice, warning, success, error, info” icon=”star” close=”true”]Free Admission. Light lunch provided, so please RSVP by Oct. 15.[/alert] Details: Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014 Time: 11:00 am–1:30 pm…

Dr. David Eastman to Run in 2014 Columbus Marathon: Fundraiser for Children’s Home in San Salvador

by nrweastman
On Oct. 19, 2014, Dr. David Eastman  (my Awesome and Absolutely Favorite Husband) will run the Columbus Marathon for the second time to raise funds and awareness for the fabulous kids of the Love and Hope Children’s Home in San, Salvador, El Salvador. Click here to support David and give for the kids of Love & Hope!