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Carolyn Custis James (M.A. in Biblical Studies) is an evangelical thinker who loves God enough to break the rules of cultural convention which attempt to domesticate the gospel message of the Bible. She is president of WhitbyForum, a ministry dedicated to addressing the deeper needs which confront both women and men as they endeavor to extend God's kingdom together in a messy and complicated world. 

Carolyn's books have been described as "provocative," "honest," and "deeply moving." 
  • When Life and Beliefs Collide: How Knowing God Makes a Difference
    (Zondervan, 2001)
  • Lost Women of the Bible: The Women We Thought We Knew
    (Zondervan, 2005)
  • Understanding Purpose (Nelson, 2006)
  • The Gospel of Ruth: Loving God Enough to Break the Rules
    (Zondervan, 2008)
  • Half the Church: Recapturing God's Global Vision for Women (Zondervan, 2011)

Carolyn blogs here on www.whitbyforum.com and Huffington Post. She serves as consulting editor for Zondervan's Exegetical Commentary Series on the New Testament; a regular columnist for FullFill Magazine; contributing editor for Leadership Journal; and Advisory Committee Member for the Biblica Justice Bible Project. She speaks regularly at church conferences, colleges and other Christian organizations both in the US and abroad and is a visiting lecturer at various theological seminaries. 

She is founder and president emerita of the Synergy Women’s Network, Inc.a national organization for women emerging or engaged in ministry leadership. 

A pastor's daughter, Carolyn grew up in Portland, Oregon. During the years between seminary and her present ministries, she had her own business as a computer software developer in Oxford, England. Her husband Frank is President and Professor of Historical Theology at Biblical Seminary in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. They have one adult daughter.

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