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Why Margaret Feinberg Bypasses the 'Gender Wars'

The popular writer and Bible teacher says her personality informs her spirituality 'more than gender ever could.'

Ask Margaret Feinberg what she thinks of being one of the leading evangelical female voices in a mostly male arena, and she bypasses the issue of gender. "I don't really think about it. I walk into a room and see amazing leaders, thoughtful presenters, and compelling communicators regardless of gender." Feinberg is the author most recently of Hungry for God, which reflects on ways to recognize and satisfy our longings for holy relationship in the midst of our daily lives. Having penned more than two dozen books and Bible studies, including The Organic God (Zondervan), The Sacred Echo (Zondervan), and Scouting the Divine (Zondervan), Feinberg recently released the six-week John and Genesis Bible studies series (September 2011), and is considering developing another study on the Gospel of Luke.

Born in Melbourne, Florida, where her parents were in the surfing industry, Feinberg spent a brief elementary school stint in Maggie Valley, North Carolina, before her family moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. She and her husband, Leif, now live in Morrison, Colorado, and she spends a good amount of time speaking at churches and conferences nationally.

I recently had the opportunity to talk to Feinberg about her own experiences of nurturing her relationship with God. She shared thoughts on certain faith practices and how women of Scripture and those with whom she's had intimate relationships have challenged her growth towards God. She has learned lessons she tries to share with her readers, ...

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