The best way to anticipate what I bring as a speaker or to have a grasp on how I teach about the Bible is to spend some time with these books.

Permission Granted is particularly helpful in preparation for or alongside of

the "Marriage in the Bible: A Discussion Among Friends" Video Series, a video series for people interested in working through what the Christian Bible does and does not say about marriage.


"This is one of the best, most freeing, most enlightening books on the Bible I have ever read." 

— Sydney Norris Pope

"Beautiful, wise and strong."

— Jennfer  Hancock Gattis, PhD

"I've been waiting for years for this type of book to be published."

— Rebecca ~ unsolicited review from

"This is not the only book of its kind, but, to my mind, it is the best of its kind. Unusual for a work of biblical scholarship, it has the potential to transform nonacademic lives."

— Stephen Moore, Drew University 

“Jennifer Bird is a God-wrestler who is willing to talk back to the Bible when it doesn’t make sense. Though some might be offended by her claims, I consider Bird’s book to be an excellent model for authentic discipleship and adult faith, written in very accessible, easy-flowing language.”

— Morgan Guyton,

    Blogger at


I am currently under contract, with Rowman & Littlefield, for my next book, Marriage in the Bible: I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means.

The book content follows the same topics as contained in the "Marriage in the Bible: A Discussion Among Friends" video series.