This week’s author interview is with Rachel Green Miller. She is the author of Beyond Authority and Submission: Women and Men in Marriage, Church, and Society which releases September 3rd. Read a sample chapter HERE.

  • Tell us a little bit about yourself:

I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. My dad is a retired PCA pastor, and my mom is a retired professor. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in history. My husband and I met at A&M. He was in grad school, and I was working for the university. We’ve been married almost 20 years and have three boys. When I’m not homeschooling, I’m usually reading or writing.


  • What inspired you to write this book, about this topic?

As we started homeschooling and as I became more involved in women’s Bible studies, I began to notice that many of the conservative, Christian resources had a strong focus on authority and submission. I became concerned about the effects this hyper focus was having on women and men and especially the impact on our relationships in marriage, church, and society. My purpose in writing this book is to encourage believers to consider what the Bible teaches about women and men.


  • Do you have a specific spot where you enjoy writing most?

I have a little writing nook in my room with a comfy chair, a bookshelf, a second computer monitor, and lots of natural light.


  • Which writers inspire you?

I love to read, and my tastes are rather eclectic. I’ve greatly benefited from several contemporary women authors including Aimee Byrd, Hannah Anderson, Christina Fox, and Michelle Lee-Barnewall.


  • Other than the Bible, do you have a favorite book?

My favorite book is Arena by Karen Hancock. It’s a sci-fi/fantasy take on Pilgrim’s Progress.


  • Favorite sport to watch? Why? Favorite sport’s team?

My favorite sport is baseball. I love everything about the game. It’s really the perfect sport. As a Houstonian, my favorite team is the Astros.


  • Tea or coffee?

Tea, absolutely. Nothing beats a mug of tea and a good book.


  • If you have a favorite book of the Bible, what is it and why?

My favorites are Genesis, Psalms, John, and Romans. I love Genesis for the history. The Psalms have helped me through many difficult times. John is such a beautiful book. I love the imagery of John 1. I love Romans for the systematic way Paul works through the gospel.


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