247: Messy Stories of the Bible and of Us | Shadia Hrichi

Messy Stories of the Bible and Of us with Shadia Hrichi

Shadia Hrichi

A passionate Bible teacher, award-winning author, and speaker, Shadia Hrichi has a heart for seeing lives transformed by the power of God’s Word.

Having experienced many heartbreaks, including abortion, date rape, divorce, and more, she captures the hearts of her audience as she illustrates, through personal experience, God’s love, faithfulness, and power of redemption.

Shadia has received a master’s in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary as well as a master’s in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York.

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In the midst of turmoil and destructive choices, Shadia Hrichi’s life took an unexpected turn. Her journey, marked by skepticism and a yearning for love, led to a transformative encounter. Invited to a Bible Study, she experienced a powerful awakening to the God who sees her. 

From facing experiences like abortion, date rape, and substance abuse to enduring an abusive marriage and divorce, Shadia has been profoundly impacted by God’s love and transformation. Now, as a writer of Bible studies, she delves into the messy stories of the Bible, drawing parallels to her own journey of redemption. Through her unique perspective, Shadia offers a compelling insight into the messy stories of the Bible and how they intersect with our own lives, ultimately leading to a deeper understanding of God’s grace and redemption.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover the transformative power of God’s grace in messy stories.

  • Uncover Shadia’s inspirational journey of faith and resilience.

  • Learn to find God’s comforting presence amidst life’s toughest trials.


“The devil’s constantly wanting us to question God’s character, his care, his goodness. And so, when we can’t answer those questions, why did this happen? What we have to do is cling to and embrace and remind ourselves who God is.” -Shadia Hrichi

“The Bible wasn’t written to be understood in verses. Rahab’s story is an example, it foreshadows events she never ever could have imagined.” -Shadia Hricihi

“Many believers are really hungry for deeper engagement with the Bible. They just need a guide.” -Shadia Hrichi

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