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Barbara Shippy

Barbara Shippy was an associate editor at Concordia Publishing House. She attended the University of Missouri—Columbia, where she studied journalism and French. Barbara and her husband enjoy going to baseball games, traveling, and playing on the worship team at church.

Recent Posts by Barbara Shippy

Q&A with Jonathan Schkade, author of Master Criminals

When you think of the Bible, you immediately think of espionage, fraud, and crime, right?

Q&A with Elizabeth Ahlman

When you hear Proverbs 31, most likely the idea of the “Proverbs 31 Woman” comes to mind. But who is this woman? The woman who does and has it all? The ultimate woman?

The Reason I Believe Q&A

Check out our Q&A with author Allen Quist of The Reason I Believe. He talks with us about apologetics, why he wrote this book, and a little about his big family.

Q&A with Dr. Gene Veith and A. Trevor Sutton

Gene Veith and Trevor Sutton are the authors of Authentic Christianity: How Lutheran Theology Speaks to a Postmodern World. Keep reading to learn more about their book, what it’s like collaborating on a project, and their thoughts on Lutheran Christianity.  

Dear Hallmark Channel and Hollywood, Will You Help Bring Back the Real Meaning of Christmas?

Every year, my parents host my mom’s side of the family for Thanksgiving. Without fail, for the last thirty years—save one when the kitchen was under renovation—anywhere from 30–45 members of our extended family show up around five for a full night of fellowship, food, and foosball. The next day, it’s Black Friday shopping for the women, flag football for the men (and me—I’m not a big shopper), and nacho night, complete with queso and my aunt’s oh-so-delicious burritos.

Faith in Real Life

Have you ever seen that popular YouTube video about the little boy named David who’s on his way home from the dentist? Still groggy from the anesthesia, David gives us quite the commentary on his post-surgery reality, and he has a million and one questions for his dad.

First Look: The Reformation

Whether it be on your coffee table, your lap, or at your desk, you’re going to want to clear some space for exploring this book!

First Look: Myth of the Millennial: Connecting Generations in the Church

Did you know that Millennials—more than any other generation thus far—see no need for religion? And to make matters worse, many of them are leaving the Church at an alarming rate.

Q&A with Sharla Fritz: Author of Waiting, a New Women's Bible Study

We caught up with author Sharla Fritz to chat about her new women’s study called Waiting: A Bible Study on Patience, Hope, and Trust. Sharla is a Christian author, musician, and speaker. In addition to Waiting, Sharla's other books include Soul Spa, Divine Design, Divine Makeover, and Bless These LipsWaiting: A Bible Study on Patience, Hope, and Trust is now available on cph.org. Check out our Q&A with Sharla below.

First Look: Hope When Your Heart Breaks

God's Word teaches us that our heavenly Father is the Great Physician who heals His people. It assures us that He loves us and will never forsake us. But in the midst of grief—during seasons of life that bring incredible pain, anger, sadness, and confusion—it's easy to doubt the goodness of God and forget His promises.