The Art of Simple Podast #75 with Tsh Oxenreider and guest Michelle DeRusha

#75: My favorite woman yet

Who do we “need” to know from history? Michelle DeRusha offers 50 great women in her latest book, 50 Women Every Christian Should Know (hint: it’s not just for Christians, nor just for women!). She and Tsh talk about several of her favorite women in history, and why we all benefit from remembering and honoring their lives.

Enjoy our conversation including stories from history, a chat about the book-writing process, the pressures felt from blogging, and why we pretty much stand on the shoulders of greats.

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Show Notes

Michelle’s post about whitening her teeth
Her post about not posting on Wednesday

Favorite books by Madeleine L’Engle:

50 Women Every Christian Should Know

Spiritual Misfit, Michelle’s first book


Michelle is also giving five Art of Simple Podcast listeners a free copy of her new book, 50 Women Every Christian Should Know! To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. We’ll announce the winners soon!

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