Rarely are the terms “hilarious storyteller” and “theological scholar” used in the same sentence, much less used to describe the same person, but Lisa Harper is anything but stereotypical. She is a master storyteller, whose writing and speaking overflows with colorful pop culture references that connect the dots between the Bible and modern life.
Her vocational resume includes six years as the director of Focus on the Family’s national women’s ministry, followed by six years as the women’s ministry director at a large church. Her academic resume includes a master’s in theological studies with honors from Covenant Seminary. Now a sought-after Bible teacher and speaker, Lisa was featured on the national Women of Faith tour and speaks at many other large multi-denominational events—such as Christine Caine’s Propel, LifeWay Women events, and Women of Joy conferences—as well as at hundreds of churches all over the world. She’s been on numerous syndicated radio and television programs and was featured on the cover of Today’s Christian Woman.
Lisa has written more than fifteen Bible studies and books, including The Sacrament of Happy, The Gospel of Mark, Believing Jesus, Malachi, Hebrews,Stumbling into Grace, and A Perfect Mess. In spite of her credentials, the most noticeable thing about Lisa Harper is her authenticity. “I’m so grateful for the opportunities God’s given me,” Lisa says, “but don’t forget: He often uses donkeys and rocks!”