Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Nerdy Bible Woman Seeks Other #NerdyBibleWomen

This is going to be a quick stream of consciousness post, because I'm off in a bit to mentor little girls in hopes God will mold them into future missions leaders.

And right from the onset, I'm not wanting to shame or criticize. I'm wanting to spur on another to good works, okay? In a grace-filled redemptive way.

And yes, I realize that it's a delusion of grandeur that little old me could accomplish such a task or that my post would even be noticed. But so be it, I need to say what's on my mind and then I can move on...

Here is the little twittery conversation that started my thoughts:

I'm not privy to the demographics that Logos uses, but I get that it makes sense to market their software to pastors. I get that possibly the majority of pastors are male.

But... how many pastors' wives out there love to dabble with their husband's Bible study software? How many Christian women buy it for their own studies? And I'm not talking about reading Amish Fiction on Vyrso (though if that's your thing, more power to you, okay? Again, I'm not trying to ridicule or belittle anyone who is different than I am.)

I know that I'm not the only Bible nerd out there that loves to dig deep and really wrap her brain around scripture and more importantly, its application to change our lives. The beauty of Logos has always been that you can use it to prepare a study, because it's so easy to copy and paste a quote without having to retype it. That the books are searchable and easier to study as well.

So.... for the nerdy girls out there... who are the must reads for people like me? If you could open up a section of Logos with women authors, whom might you include? I'm thinking of women who are scholars and deep thinkers, yet they are great at connecting with their readers as well.

I've got a short list that's just off the top of my head...

Beth Moore
Ann Voskamp
Margaret Feinberg
Mary Jo Sharp

And then there are a few women, whom I might not always agree with, but they always make me think:
Sarah Bessey (book forthcoming)
Rachel Held Evans

Other Bloggers that dig deep:
Sharon Hodde Miller

I know I've barely scratched the surface...