By Her Shelf
By Erica D Hearns
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By Her Shelf Podcast is all about introducing readers to books worth reading and people worth following. Each week, you'll get to know one reader based solely on her (or, on occasion, his) shelf--the books she/he reads, writes, or helps bring into the world. Occasionally, By Her Shelf will feature solo episodes from founder and podcast host Erica D. Hearns, topical episodes featuring By Her Shelf Contributors Alex and Christina, or other special bookish content.
||CleanConfident Creation with Amanda Pittman||Today, we're getting to know Amanda Pittman By Her Shelf: Amanda Pittman is a Christian, a wife, and a mother. She is the author of two books, “Reflecting God’s Beauty,” and “Love Your First Year of Marriage.” Amanda is the founder of the Confident Woman Mentorship Program and helps her husband pastor The Gathering Oasis Church Downtown. In her free time, Amanda creates social media content that inspires and equips women to be confident and Christ-centered. In this episode, Amanda and I discuss: Consumption vs. creation in social media and reading Why even avid readers should give themselves space to write The odd reading habit Amanda shares with her mother ...and so much more. Amanda was the very first person I interviewed for By Her Shelf, and this interview really set the tone for me. Her words about creating and using our voices were the exact encouragement I needed to hear as I was stepping into this new space. If you find yourself struggling with self-confidence or using your voice, I know you will be encouraged by this conversation as well. Quotes: One of the most valuable things we've been given is our voice. It's not that you don't have any valuable thoughts, it's that you haven't give your mind any air to breathe. What are you doing with all the information you stored up? At the end of the day our confidence boils down to what we believe and if we believe the best about ourselves. If we believe what God says we are and who God says we are, then we're going to walk in confidence. Having the mindset of contentment and compassion is a way we can reflect the beauty of God and not the ugliness of the world. The Books (These are affiliate links. I receive a small commission if you buy through them at no cost to you): Amanda's auto-buy author: Lysa TerKeurst Amanda's current reads: Believe Bigger by Marshawn Daniels (Kindle)and It's Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst (Kindle) Books Amanda references when providing pre-marital counseling with her husband: The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman (Kindle), Amanda & her husband's book, Love Your First Year of Marriage, and Saving Your Marriage before It Starts by Les & Leslie Parrott (Kindle) Amanda's surprising book: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (Kindle) The best books for personal growth: The Bible The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren (Kindle) Links SYMBIS- Pre-Marital Counseling Program Amanda's husband's new book, Your Bible, Your Money Glow Getter Inc. (Instagram) Confident Woman Online Conference Recordings Amanda's website, Instagram, and YouTube channel||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPockets of Lovely with Abigail Rudibaugh||Today, we're getting to know Abigail Rudibaugh By Her Shelf: Abigail calls Cincinnati, Ohio home alongside her husband and two young daughters. As a graduate from Miami University of Ohio in Integrated Language Arts, she spent nine years teaching, but is now taking time to nourish her writer's soul. Abigail believes that in a prescriptive and productive world, poetry has become the umbrella in which she can finally find some shade. Find her on Instagram & Twitter @pocketsoflovely or at pocketsoflovely.com In this episode, Abby and I discuss: -The "lovely" story behind the name Pockets of Lovely -How being a writer has changed the way she reads -The late Mary Oliver, one of Abby's favorite poets -Embarrassing book habits -FOMO on pop lit conversations And so much more. Whether or not you consider yourself to be a poetry lover, I guarantee you'll connect with some part of this interview with Abby. The books (These are affiliate links. I receive a small commission if you buy through one of these links): The first book Abby remembers loving (Kindle) The assigned reading that surprised her (in a good way) (Kindle) This classic was disliked twice in five interviews! (Kindle) A Thousand Mornings Kindle Version Ariel by Sylvia Plath (Kindle) Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (Kindle) Abby's Surprising Book (Kindle) Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Kindle) Liane Moriarty John Steinbeck The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Kindle) Abby's current read (Kindle) Up next for Abby (Kindle) Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (Kindle) The Links: I'm Nobody! Who are you? by Emily Dickinson Abby's site: Pockets of Lovely Poet Mary Oliver "A Thousand Mornings" Poet Wendell Berry Recordings of Sylvia Plath reading poems from Ariel Newsletter subscribers will receive two special emails this week: A list of diverse books if Madeleine's episode inspired you and a list of can't miss poetry collections if Abby's episode sparked your poetry reading fancy. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. Next week's episode is actually the first episode I recorded for the podcast. My guest is an entrepreneur and content creator focused on empowering women to be confident and cultivate self-esteem. You don't want to miss getting to know this powerhouse By Her Shelf. Be sure to subscribe so you don't! If you're loving the show, I would really appreciate it if you left a rating/review on iTunes. It helps others find the show...and maybe their next favorite book.||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Muggle Version of Hermione Granger with Madeleine Riley||Today we’re getting to know Madeleine Riley By Her Shelf: Madeleine is a special education teacher by day and a voracious bookworm by night. She shares her bookish life on her literary-themed Instagram @topshelftext. A loyal New Englander, she loves the ocean, cats, organizing, and is an aspiring gardener. When she grows up, she wants to be the muggle version of Hermione Granger. In this episode, Madeleine and I discuss: How she implements reading into her curriculum as a special education teacher How watching the white Nationalist march in Charlottesville, Virginia sparked the Diverse Books Club, and why she shuttered the club with over 13,000 members How she makes her Instagram more accessible and inclusive The feedback she receives the most often from her appearance on What Should I Read Next The book recommendation she’s been avoiding. Full show notes available at: http://byhershelf.com/2019/01/28/bhs-episode-3-the-muggle-version-of-hermione-granger-with-madeleine-riley||1/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCooking Up Drama with Agatha Marshall||Today I have the absolute pleasure of introducing you to Agatha Marshall. Agatha is a mom, the author of the cookbook Come Eat with Aggie, an entrepreneur, and a publishing consultant with Lincross Publishing, an independent publisher assisting authors who want to publish their passion professionally while keeping their rights and royalties. We discuss Agatha's work with Lincross, her cookbook "sheroes," and the oft-assigned play she dislikes so much she can barely utter its name. If you're an aspiring author, or aspiring to put down the takeout menu and learn to cook fabulous meals on a less glamorous budget, you need to get to know Agatha by her shelf today.||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Origin Story||On this episode, I give the origin story for By Her Shelf, the blog as well as the podcast. I share what you can expect, challenge you to get after the thing you've been dragging your feet on, and encourage you to acknowledge and spread the gift of literacy.||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
Great concept and great style!
Love the concept of this show. And there’s a really cool style to the interviews. It feels both professional - like I’m getting a lot of out it, but also down to Earth and comfortable. Great show!