Aimee Byrd is an author and podcaster. Her latest book is Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and it has caused quite the controversy. Today, Aimee shares how she longed for discipleship in college, met people of various theological stripes when she opened her own coffee shop, and learned to write in order to answer the questions others are asking. She is deeply concerned about the discipleship of women. Aimee has a knack for creating a conversation around important topics for disciples everywhere. Her story reminds us that what we believe about God shapes who we become in him.
Listen to Aimee’s story today!
Stories Aimee shared:
- How Aimee became passionate about theology
- Joining the Mortification of Spin podcast
- Growing up in a Southern Baptist church and family
- Realizing she wasn’t living the the way she wanted to after a night of partying
- Thirsting for discipleship in college
- Opening a coffee shop after college and engaging people of different theological stripes
- Starting a Bible study for women in her church
- How her pastor’s condescending attitude sent her on a journey
- Moving to a new area and church and the lonely time that led to her writing
- Struggling with being different in middle school
- How selling her half of the coffee shop challenged her identity
- Why she wrote Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
Great quotes from Aimee:
You need discernment in a Christian bookstore.
I think my writing articulates questions regular people already have.
Just because put the word “biblical” in front of something doesn’t make it so.
Resources we mentioned:
- Aimee’s website
- Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood by Aimee Byrd
- No Little Women: Equipping All Women in the Household of God