Disquiet Time

The Bible is full of not-so-precious moments, from murder and mayhem, to sex and slavery. Instead of turning a blind eye to the difficult (and entertaining) passages of scripture, editors Jennifer Grant and Cathleen Falsani decided to take them head on. An incredible cast of contributors tackles the parts of the Bible that most excite, com for, frustrate, or soothe, with arresting insights like:

What the heck is the book of Revelation really about? (The answer will surprise you.)

How do we come to grips with the Bible's troubling (or seemingly troubling) passages about the role of women?

Why did the artist of the oldest known picture of Jesus intentionally pain him with a wonky eye–and what does this strange choice tell us about the beauty of imperfection?

Unique, earnest, and insightful, this is a fresh, wonderful way to liven up one's "quiet time" with the Bible. It was written by and for Bible-loving Christians, agnostics, skeptics, none-of-the-aboves, and people who aren't afraid to dig deep spiritually, ask hard questions, and have some fun along the way.

Author

Jennifer Grant

Jennifer Grant is the author of five works of nonfiction: Love You More, MOMumentalWholehearted LivingDisquiet Time, and When Did Everybody Else Get So Old? Her first book for children, Maybe God Is Like That Too, was published by Beaming Books and won the 2017 gold medal in spirituality from the Moonbeam Spirit Awards for exemplary children’s literature. The second book in the “Maybe” series launches in May 2019 and is called Maybe I Can Love My Neighbor Too. In 2020, Discovery House publishers is releasing two educational concept board books by Jennifer: Consider the Birds (a counting book) and Consider the Lilies (a book about wildflowers and their colors.) With her friend Margot Starbuck, she created the e-guide Writing Nonfiction Book Proposals that Shine. A former newspaper columnist (Chicago Tribune and Sun Times Media papers), Jennifer has been published in Woman’s Day magazine, In Touch, Sojourners, and many other publications, online and otherwise. When she isn’t writing, she works with clients as a developmental editor and speaks at writing conferences including Writing for Your Life, Breathe, and Calvin College’s Festival of Faith and Writing on battling Impostor Syndrome, self-editing best practices, writing for children, and more. She has served as a judge several times for the Christy Awards and for other writing competitions. Jennifer is a lifelong Episcopalian and has been married to David for more than 30 years. They are the parents of four grown and nearly grown children and have two rescue dogs—all of whom they adore. Her literary agent is Adria Goetz at Martin Literary Management. Find her online at jennifergrant.com or on Twitter @jennifercgrant. Jennifer serves as president of INK: A Creative Collective.