Rebecca Stevenson

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Rebecca Stevenson

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Rebecca Stevenson Author of Healing Maddie Brees

Rebecca Brewster Stevenson is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has a master’s degree from Duke University and has lived in Durham, North Carolina for over 20 years with her husband and three children. Healing Maddie Brees is her first novel.

Before dedicating herself to writing full time, Rebecca worked with Trinity School of Durham to develop the curriculum for the humanities department; she worked as an English teacher at public and private middle and high schools in Durham and Pittsburgh; and for several years, she homeschooled her children.

Though Healing Maddie Brees is Rebecca's debut novel, she has been writing for most of her life. Rebecca's personal essays on her blog "Small Hours" at rebeccabrewsterstevenson.com have earned her a strong audience of readers who enjoy her explorations of themes relating to family, marriage, faith, healing, writing, language, literature, and film.

Rebecca is currently at work on a second novel, Church + Main, and on a work of Christian non-fiction about waiting on God. When not writing, Rebecca can be found volunteering at her church, working in her home and garden, spending time with her family, or working out at her Crossfit gym.

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Imagination and the Intellect.  When it comes to discerning spiritual truth, Christians are often mistrustful of the imagination. We rightly want to be sure our understanding is grounded in God’s word. Yet a careful look at scripture shows us that we must engage our imaginations to begin to comprehend Him. Moreover, bringing our imagination to study illuminates the people, situations and transcendent truths of scripture. And in obeying our mandate to share Christ with others, our imaginations help us find new ways of expressing the glorious truths of God.

Expectation vs. Expectancy: What It Means to Wait on God. While scripture is a story of prophecy fulfilled, it is a comparatively far longer story about waiting for that fulfilment. As believers today we await Christ’s return and the full realization of his kingdom in this world. Meanwhile, many of us find ourselves waiting in hope for myriad other things, whether a job or a baby, the recovery of a loved one or the resolution of a conflict. As we wait, we tend to fix our gaze on the desired outcome, our hope or expectation of what God might do. Yet scripture teaches us that the waiting, which is at times a type of suffering, is also the means of his work in our lives. By shifting our focus from desired outcomes to our Savior, his work and his character, we find that our waiting becomes a time of growth and fellowship with God himself.

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  • Rebecca Brewster Stevenson on Imagination and the Intellect at Grove City College: 48.73 min

  • Healing Maddie Brees by Rebecca Brewster Stevenson | Official Book Trailer: 1.05 min

  • Rebecca Brewster Stevenson discussing Healing Maddie Brees at Grove City College: 59.63 min

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