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       Karen Wilber


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Karen Wilber (MA Biblical Studies) has a lifelong love of storytelling, both written and oral. She developed a passion for Scripture after being challenged by a pastor to read the Bible in a year. She dovetailed these two loves into the telling of stories from the Bible, particularly the book of Ruth and the parables of Jesus. Her masterís thesis, The Character of God in the Book of Ruth: Traditional Rabbinic and Current Evangelical Interpretations explored the characteristics of God revealed within the story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz.

Karen is the Executive Editor for The Jesus Boat Blog and the Jesus Boat Community, part of the official site for The Jesus Boat Museum in Israel. She also helps administer the Jesus Boat Museum Facebook Page.

Karen maintains 2 blogs. Her blog, Frugal Family Friend, offers advice on frugal living.
Her blog, Along the Way--, is a combination of scriptural reflections and the joy of being a stay-at-home mom with two active children.

Her writing has been featured in MomSense, MOMSnext eNewsletter, Women of Passions, Simple Joy, Computers in Libraries, and various library association newsletters.

Karen has been a contributing writer at The Cypress Times--

Karen's Bible study on the book of Ruth, is currently on hold and in revision.

Karen has a bachelorís degree in Elementary Education and a masterís in Library and Information Science. She has worked as a teacher, librarian, and corporate trainer and is currently a stay-at-home mom.

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The Jesus Boat Blog
Frugal Family Friend
The Cypress Times
St. Petersburg Theological Seminary

Scenes Seen at the Pulpit

Short Story
The Cobbler's Guest: A Story for Telling

Other Article
Smell Like a Church

Article "Midnight Feeding" to be published by MOPS International in an upcoming devotional book (2012)

  • Article published at December 2010 MOMSnext eNewsletter: Past Perfect

  • 3 articles chosen for FaithWriters anthology on the topic of church: Sanctuary, The Parable of the Gardens, and Smell Like a Church

  • 2 articles chosen for FaithWriters anthology on the topic of proverbial wisdom: Little Mess, and The God I Believe in

  • Article - Hear, O Children selected for "Women of Passions" from Heart of God International Ministries

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