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Rachel G. Hackenberg is an author, speaker, ordained minister, and soccer mom. Her newest book, Denial Is My Spiritual Practice (and Other Failures of Faith) with Martha Spong, searches for faith through life’s trials. Read a chapter excerpt of the book, “I let the Holy Spirit see my dirty laundry,” at The Christian Century.

Rachel’s popular devotional Writing to God introduces the spiritual discipline of prayer-writing. For young readers, Writing to God: Kids’ Edition offers simple prayer ideas to encourage kids to talk with God about everyday life in everyday language.

Rachel is often a guest preacher, speaker, and retreat leader for ecumenical gatherings; contact Rachel with speaking inquiries.

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