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We know reading the Bible every day can be hard. It’s easy to feel stuck, lost, or unsure where to start. We get it. We’ve been there too. Our hope for this podcast is that it will serve as a complement to our reading plans, to encourage you on your commute to work, while you’re out for a walk, or at home making dinner. God’s Word is for you and for now. That's why our community is here and always open to you.

We know reading the Bible every day can be hard. It’s easy to feel stuck, lost, or unsure where to start. We get it. We’ve been there too. Our hope for this podcast is that it will serve as a complement to our reading plans, to encourage you on your commute to work, while you’re out for a walk, or at home making dinner. God’s Word is for you and for now. That's why our community is here and always open to you.

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United States

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We know reading the Bible every day can be hard. It’s easy to feel stuck, lost, or unsure where to start. We get it. We’ve been there too. Our hope for this podcast is that it will serve as a complement to our reading plans, to encourage you on your commute to work, while you’re out for a walk, or at home making dinner. God’s Word is for you and for now. That's why our community is here and always open to you.

Language:

English

Contact:

615-438-6791


Episodes

1 & 2 Thessalonians Week 1 with Whitney Capps

4/5/2021
Join us as we dive into 1 Thessalonians as Raechel and Amanda study the book’s early chapters with speaker, author, and teacher Whitney Capps. Together they discuss Paul’s encouraging and challenging words to a young community of believers who faced opposition as they lived in anticipation of the Lord’s return. As we also wait for Jesus’s second coming, the apostle’s message of perseverance motivates us to continue living out the gospel with one another, faithfully serving the Lord with love...

Duration:00:57:14

Mark Week 3 with Scott Sauls

3/29/2021
It’s Holy Week, when we observe Jesus’s journey to the cross and His triumphant resurrection on Easter Sunday. In our final week studying the Gospel of Mark, Raechel and Amanda continue the conversation alongside author, Nashville pastor, and friend, Scott Sauls. Together, they walk through Holy Week (which has two extra days of readings!) and talk about Passover hymns, peach Easter dresses, wrestling with doubt, and the beautiful climax of Mark. Join us in celebration as we remember how our...

Duration:01:00:08

Mark Week 2 with Lisa Harper

3/22/2021
Author, speaker, and mom Lisa Harper returns to the podcast to discuss week 2 of our Mark reading plan with Raechel and Amanda. As they follow Jesus’s journey from Galilee to Jerusalem, they share insights about His interactions with the people He encountered; how He was moved by their pain and eager to show them compassion. Join us for a conversation that points us to the One who loves us most. His arms are open, and He refuses to turn us away—no matter who we are or what we’ve done. Read...

Duration:01:01:41

Mark Week 1 with Lauren Chandler

3/15/2021
Join us for a running start into the book of Mark as Raechel and Amanda study the first six chapters with Lauren Chandler, an author, worship leader, pastor’s wife, and mom of three. As they read this fast-paced Gospel, they share in the amazement and wonder we can experience as we see the authority of Jesus on display. From beginning to end, this episode reminds us that when we bring our deepest desires to Jesus, He makes us intimately aware of what our greatest need truly is—a need only...

Duration:00:59:50

Joshua Week 4 with Jada Edwards

3/8/2021
It's week four of Lent and the final week of our Joshua series! Raechel and Amanda catch up with author, Bible teacher, and returning guest Jada Edwards. Together, they read the beautiful conclusion to Joshua’s story, where we watch God fulfill His promises to the Israelites. As the three friends talk about everything from leadership and covenants to sewer grates in the Holy Land, they offer us this comforting truth: God is always faithful to His people, and because of this, we can joyfully...

Duration:01:03:41

Joshua Week 3 with Kevin and Rea Queen

3/1/2021
It's week 3 of our Joshua series, and Raechel and Amanda sit down with Pastor Kevin Queen and his wife Rea, a long-time member of the She Reads Truth community. Together they explore the week's reading and discuss the way it challenges us to walk closely with the Lord and look for His kindness in the details of our everyday lives. In a week full of hard to pronounce names and passages where we long for clarity, we take comfort in our shared calling: to trust Jesus and keep our eyes on...

Duration:00:57:19

Joshua Week 2 with Jim Thomas

2/22/2021
On this week’s episode, Pastor Jim Thomas joins Raechel and Amanda for Week 2 in the book of Joshua, covering stories from the sobering tale of Achan’s disobedience to the miraculous pausing of the sun. Against the backdrop of this narrative, they discuss God’s sovereignty, holiness, faithfulness and what our response to His instructions should look like. Pastor Jim also gives us a helpful framework for understanding hard-to-read verses—the ones you’d think twice about embroidering on a...

Duration:01:01:49

Joshua Week 1 with Christine Caine

2/15/2021
Join Raechel and Amanda as they kick off the Lenten season in the book of Joshua with activist, author, and speaker, Christine Caine. Why is Joshua one of Christine’s favorite books of the Bible? How can we experience spiritual strength and courage in our everyday lives? And just how did Australians end up with the accent we all wish we had? Jump into this week’s encouraging and convicting conversation as we answer these questions and more in the action-packed, life-giving book of...

Duration:01:12:16

Hesed & the Hero of Esther’s Story

2/8/2021
On today’s episode of the She Reads Truth podcast, Raechel and Amanda welcome author and Bible teacher Lydia Brownback to wrap up our two-week series on the book of Esther. The drama from last week's reading resolves in unexpected ways, and the true hero of the story turns out to be someone who isn't even mentioned by name! Stick around to the end of the episode for an exclusive listen to a song inspired by the book of Esther and sung by the one and only Ellie Holcomb. Read with Us: This...

Duration:01:03:39

Persian Parties & Powerful Kings

2/1/2021
It’s the first week in our Esther series! Raechel and Amanda sit down with speaker, author, and Bible teacher, Vivian Mabuni. Calling in from the West coast, Vivian wakes up extra early to dive into one of her favorite books of the Bible: Esther, a book about the young Jewish queen who fights for her people. The three women discuss royal banquets and beauty pageants, fasting and lamenting, and what it looks like to serve without seeing a reward or outcome. This week’s reading ends with a...

Duration:00:57:08

Portuguese Practice & the Purpose of the Disciplines

1/25/2021
For the final episode of our Faith in Practice series, join us for a conversation among friends with author, speaker, and songwriter Kelly Minter. This week, Raechel, Amanda, and Kelly engage in an honest and vulnerable conversation about their difficult, yet freeing personal experiences with the disciplines of solitude, silence, simplicity, chastity, and remembrance. Connecting the practice of these disciplines to everything from the rhythms of Peloton workouts to Portuguese lessons, they...

Duration:01:00:40

Dancing David & Disciplines that Surprise Us

1/18/2021
For the third week of our Faith in Practice series, bestselling author and speaker Rebekah Lyons returns to the podcast, just over a year to the date! She talks with Raechel and Amanda about the surprising spiritual discipline of celebration, which can include some fierce dancing (we see you King David). The three also discuss connections between the disciplines of worship, submission, and confession and how remembrance of God’s goodness shows up in each one. As they dive deep into their...

Duration:01:06:41

Pep Talks & Practicing for Eternity

1/11/2021
On the second episode of our Faith in Practice series, Raechel and Amanda explore six spiritual practices with good friend, author, and fellow podcaster Annie F. Downs. The three talk about serving, using Instagram carousels to memorize Scripture, and how spiritual disciplines train the heart toward Jesus. Annie tells us why she recites the Apostles’ Creed while making tea in the morning, and we learn that spiritual practices and the Body of Christ cannot exist independently from one...

Duration:01:12:09

De-Resolutions & Daily Life with Jesus

1/4/2021
For the first episode of the new year and the start of our Faith in Practice series, Raechel and Amanda talk with pastor, author, and hurry-eliminator John Mark Comer. On the heels of an unexpected 2020, and with the hope of a brand new year ahead, they explore what it really means to live like Jesus. How do we create everyday rhythms that bring fulfillment instead of emptiness and exhaustion? Touching on topics from marathon training and New Years de-resolutions to prayer and peppermint...

Duration:01:11:31

Q&A with Raechel & Amanda

12/28/2020
You asked and they’re answering! The tables are turned on this week’s bonus podcast episode—Krista Williams guest hosts and asks Raechel and Amanda questions from the She Reads Truth community. The three discuss all things SRT, from how it all started to their continued passion for reading the Word every day. Along the way, you’ll discover the two co-founders’ favorite books of the Bible (Amanda can hardly pick just one!) and where they’re seeing beauty, goodness, and truth these days. The...

Duration:00:47:31

Grand Canyons & God with Us

12/21/2020
For the final week of our Advent 2020 series, Raechel and Amanda talk with the very neighborly singer-songwriters, Drew and Ellie Holcomb. As the couple shares about the time they took cover from a tornado in the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, they also marvel at the audacity of God wrapping Himself in flesh to become one of us. Together, our musical guests play two carols and remind us that no matter where we find ourselves—whether the rim of the Grand Canyon or the stage of an empty...

Duration:01:07:48

Lullabies & Longing for Jesus

12/14/2020
It’s the third week of our Advent 2020 series, and Raechel and Amanda welcome singer-songwriter, long-time She, and new friend Jillian Edwards to the podcast. Bonding over their love of pajama-themed Christmas gifts and holiday hymns, the three discuss the longing of that first Advent—about Jesus's perfect love, His power to heal, and His role as the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Jillian’s ethereal voice mesmerizes the room as she plays her own song, Mary’s Lullaby, and...

Duration:01:04:19

Christmas Plates & Christ the King

12/7/2020
Join us for the second week of our Advent 2020 series as Raechel and Amanda celebrate the season with singer and songwriter, Natalie Grant, and singer, musician, and producer, Bernie Herms. In between singing Angels We Have Heard on High and Silent Night, the four friends talk about everything from the ideal time to decorate for Christmas and German Christmas traditions, to their shared desperation for celebration at the end of 2020. As they read Scripture together and rejoice in its power...

Duration:01:15:03

Accordions & the Arrival of Advent

11/30/2020
For the first week of our Advent 2020 series, Amanda and Raechel spend time with songwriter, podcast host, and comedian, Dave Barnes. During the episode, they explain how Advent is Latin for “arrival,” and talk about the importance of waiting as we prepare for Christmas Day. Dave compares this year to playing an accordion and shares two of his Christmas songs (but not his funky new version of Go, Tell It on the Mountain—we have to wait for that too!). Together, the three laugh about...

Duration:01:11:33

Kindness & Keeping in Step with the Spirit

11/23/2020
For the second and final week of The Fruit of the Spirit series, Raechel and Amanda are joined by Nathan Tasker, fellow Nashvillian and Director of Music, Liturgy, and Creative Arts at Christ Presbyterian Church. The three dig into what it looks like for the Holy Spirit to dwell in believers, wondering aloud at the richness of God’s character and the way Scripture continues to surprise and challenge us. The conversation begins at kindness, touches on youth group skits and laying bricks, and...

Duration:01:09:46