A self-described "hot mess," Margaret Feinberg is a popular Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences such as Catalyst, Thrive, and Women of Joy, and creator of best-selling coloring books for grown ups—Live Loved: An Adult Coloring Book and Live Free: An Adult Coloring Book. Her books, including The Organic God, The Sacred Echo, Scouting the Divine, Wonderstruck, Fight Back With Joy, and their corresponding Bible studies, have sold nearly one million copies and received critical acclaim and extensive national media coverage from CNN, the Associated Press, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and more.
She was recently named one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today by Christianity Today, one of the 30 Voices who will help lead the church in the next decade by Charisma magazine and one of 40 who will shape Christian publishing by Christian Retailing magazine. Margaret lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband, Leif, and their superpup, Hershey. She believes some of the best days are spent in jammies, laughing, and being silly.
Now that you’ve read the official bio, here’s the kick off your shoes and drink iced tea on the back porch version:
Margaret spends most mornings with her good friends Coffee and God. Without Coffee, mornings would be difficult. Without God, life would be impossible.
You’ll often find Margaret (puppy-in-tow) adventuring outdoors—she enjoys hiking, river rafting, and scanning the night sky for the Northern Lights and shooting stars.
She boasts an exceptionally dry sense of humor that she attributes to her Jewish father. Little known secret: He was recently inducted into the Surfer's Hall of Fame, and her mom earned her captain's license for 60-ton ships. They’re pretty amazing. You'd like them.
Married to Leif for more than a decade, Margaret’s known for losing things like her sunglasses on her head, keys in her hand, or her phone for the 12th time in the same day. Luckily, Hershey hasn’t been left anywhere… yet.
For being a writer, friends say she has a surprisingly narrow vocabulary and uses a lot of the same phrases including, “I’m game”, “Whahhooo!” and “Oooh! Let’s do it.”
Always up for an adventure, Margaret is known to drive 50 miles to chase down a food truck and snag Groupons for river rafting on a whim. She prefers watching comedies and laughing until her tummy aches over doing sit ups.
In July 2013, Margaret was diagnosed with cancer. To read more about her battle, click here.
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Statement of Faith:
As far as the story of my faith journey, it is accessible through books like The Organic God and The Sacred Echo. I feel like through those books and others I clearly and vulnerably express my faith in ways that a few sentences or check-this-box approach could never really cover. That said, I fully embrace the statement of faith of the National Association of Evangelicals as well the The Lausanne Covenant.
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