Rebecca Miller

Rebecca Miller - Editor

Kalispell, MT

Experienced editor specializing in memoir, Christian living, and academic books.

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I'm an editor specializing in religious nonfiction, including memoir, academic, Christian living. My clients have included InterVarsity Press, Baker/Brazos, the Faithlife Corporation, Truth for Life radio ministries, and Redemption Press.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Religion & Spirituality

Certifications

  • Gold Member of the Christian Editor Connection

Work experience

Content Editor

Self-employed
November, 2017 – Present (almost 2 years)

As Content Editor for the pastor-resourcing subscription site Ministry Pass, my responsibilities have included
recruiting and managing staff writers, maintaining intellectual and biblical standards, substantive editing, proofreading, concept development, and managing editorial calendars.

Freelance Editor/Proofreader

Self-employed
November, 2011 – Present (almost 8 years)

In my freelance editing work, I proofread academic and popular-level books for InterVarsity Press. I have proofread and copyedited book projects for Lexham Press and Redemption Press, and have provided editing services for private clients, including doctoral students, businesses, and memoir, nonfiction, and children’s book authors.

Parish Pastor

Crossroads Rural Ministry (Edinburg and Mountain, ND)
July, 2007 – December, 2010 (over 3 years)

Responsibilities included personal communication and visitation, leadership, public speaking, preaching and teaching, and regular theological and biblical writing.

Freelance Writer

Self-employed
December, 1998 – Present (almost 21 years)

Publications have included Today’s Christian Woman, Christian Bible Studies, Christ and Pop Culture, Christianity Today TV and Movies, Mockingbird, and the Patheos Evangelical blog.

Portfolio (14 selected works)

Trusting to Learn: Through an Unwanted Answer to Prayer

Eileen Kusakabe

Have you ever wondered what it really means to surrender all to God? In her memoir, Eileen Kusakabe describes her years of growing up in Hawaii, feeling despised because of her Caucasian heritage. As the youngest latchkey child with an unstable father, she wonders if even God despises her for all of her failings. Trudging through adulthood, she hears a message of God's design for a life of sig... read more

Have you ever wondered what it really means to surrender all to God? In her memoir, Eileen Kusakabe describes her years of growing up in Hawaii, feeling despised because of her Caucasian heritage. As the youngest latchkey child with an unstable father, she wonders if even God despises her for all of her failings. Trudging through adulthood, she hears a message of God's design for a life of sig... read more

Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age

Alan Noble

★ Publishers Weekly starred reviewWe live in a distracted, secular age. These two trends define life in Western society today. We are increasingly addicted to habits―and devices―that distract and "buffer" us from substantive reflection and deep engagement with the world. And we live in what Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor calls "a secular age"―an age in which all beliefs are equally viable... read more

★ Publishers Weekly starred reviewWe live in a distracted, secular age. These two trends define life in Western society today. We are increasingly addicted to habits―and devices―that distract and "buffer" us from substantive reflection and deep engagement with the world. And we live in what Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor calls "a secular age"―an age in which all beliefs are equally viable... read more

Megachurch Christianity Reconsidered: Millennials and Social Change in African Perspective (Missiological Engagements)

Wanjiru M. Gitau

Building from a behind-the-scenes case study of Kenya's Nairobi Chapel and its "daughter" Mavuno Church, Wanjiru M. Gitau expands their story into a narrative that offers analysis of the rise, growth, and place of megachurches worldwide in the new millennium. In contexts experienced as deeply volatile, and in Africa reeling from the structural incoherence imposed by colonial times, megachurche... read more

Building from a behind-the-scenes case study of Kenya's Nairobi Chapel and its "daughter" Mavuno Church, Wanjiru M. Gitau expands their story into a narrative that offers analysis of the rise, growth, and place of megachurches worldwide in the new millennium. In contexts experienced as deeply volatile, and in Africa reeling from the structural incoherence imposed by colonial times, megachurche... read more

Commentaries on the Twelve Prophets (Ancient Christian Texts)

Jerome

Jerome (c. 347–419/20), one of the West's four doctors of the church, was recognized early on as one of the church's foremost translators, commentators, and advocates of Christian asceticism. Skilled in Hebrew and Greek in addition to his native Latin, he was thoroughly familiar with Jewish traditions and brought them to bear on his understanding of the Old Testament. Beginning in 379, Jerome ... read more

Jerome (c. 347–419/20), one of the West's four doctors of the church, was recognized early on as one of the church's foremost translators, commentators, and advocates of Christian asceticism. Skilled in Hebrew and Greek in addition to his native Latin, he was thoroughly familiar with Jewish traditions and brought them to bear on his understanding of the Old Testament. Beginning in 379, Jerome ... read more

A Shared Mercy: Karl Barth on Forgiveness and the Church (New Explorations in Theology)

Jon Coutts

Christians regularly ask God to "forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors," but tend to focus on the first half and ignore the second. Something is missing if Christians think of mission only in terms of proclamation or social justice and discipleship only in terms of personal growth and renewal―leaving the relational implications of the gospel almost to chance. It is vital both to spir... read more

Christians regularly ask God to "forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors," but tend to focus on the first half and ignore the second. Something is missing if Christians think of mission only in terms of proclamation or social justice and discipleship only in terms of personal growth and renewal―leaving the relational implications of the gospel almost to chance. It is vital both to spir... read more

Understanding Postmodernism: A Christian Perspective

Stewart E. Kelly

Postmodernity has matured. But the challenge of navigating our contemporary culture remains. In order for Christians to make wise decisions, we first need to understand the many facets of our postmodern context. If Ren Descartes is often identified as the first truly modern philosopher in light of his confidence in human reason, then postmodernism has taken Descartes to the woodshed. Stewart K... read more

Postmodernity has matured. But the challenge of navigating our contemporary culture remains. In order for Christians to make wise decisions, we first need to understand the many facets of our postmodern context. If Ren Descartes is often identified as the first truly modern philosopher in light of his confidence in human reason, then postmodernism has taken Descartes to the woodshed. Stewart K... read more

Beauty, Order, and Mystery: A Christian Vision of Human Sexuality (Center for Pastor Theologians)

Humans are sexual creatures. Our sexuality can be a beautiful and mysterious expression of what it means to be human. But it can also become distorted and sinful. Perhaps no issue is as urgent for the church today, or confronts it with as many questions, as human sexuality: What does it mean to fulfill God's will through our sexuality? To what extent should our sexuality define who we are? How... read more

Humans are sexual creatures. Our sexuality can be a beautiful and mysterious expression of what it means to be human. But it can also become distorted and sinful. Perhaps no issue is as urgent for the church today, or confronts it with as many questions, as human sexuality: What does it mean to fulfill God's will through our sexuality? To what extent should our sexuality define who we are? How... read more

Praying for Your Pastor: How Your Prayer Support Is Their Life Support

Eddie Byun

It's tough to be a pastor.Pastors face demands and pressures on every side, from the challenges of church ministry to the realities of spiritual warfare. But you can make a difference. Your prayers provide a lifeline for your pastor's spiritual health and ministry effectiveness.Eddie Byun offers a handy, practical guide to praying for pastors. He shares stories of how congregational intercessi... read more

It's tough to be a pastor.Pastors face demands and pressures on every side, from the challenges of church ministry to the realities of spiritual warfare. But you can make a difference. Your prayers provide a lifeline for your pastor's spiritual health and ministry effectiveness.Eddie Byun offers a handy, practical guide to praying for pastors. He shares stories of how congregational intercessi... read more

Living Well: God's Wisdom from the Book of Proverbs

Allan Moseley

Wise proverbs stick with us and help us navigate life.Our financial decisions might be guided by "a penny saved is a penny earned," or we might remember not to be lazy from "the early bird catches the worm."God has given us a book filled with such memorable wisdom--the Old Testament book of Proverbs. In Living Well, you'll look at a different topic in each chapter and learn how Proverbs can gu... read more

Wise proverbs stick with us and help us navigate life.Our financial decisions might be guided by "a penny saved is a penny earned," or we might remember not to be lazy from "the early bird catches the worm."God has given us a book filled with such memorable wisdom--the Old Testament book of Proverbs. In Living Well, you'll look at a different topic in each chapter and learn how Proverbs can gu... read more

Wondrous Pursuit: Daily Encounters with an Almighty God

Jarrid Wilson

Are you a new Christian looking for direction in your spiritual walk? Are you a longtime Christian looking for fresh perspective? Do you feel like you're waiting for something to happen? Lost your sense of excitement and purpose? Wondering how to experience God in your everyday life? The wondrous pursuit is for you.In Wondrous Pursuit, author Jarrid Wilson walks with you through 30 days of int... read more

Are you a new Christian looking for direction in your spiritual walk? Are you a longtime Christian looking for fresh perspective? Do you feel like you're waiting for something to happen? Lost your sense of excitement and purpose? Wondering how to experience God in your everyday life? The wondrous pursuit is for you.In Wondrous Pursuit, author Jarrid Wilson walks with you through 30 days of int... read more

The Story of the Matthew Bible: That Which We First Received

Ruth Magnusson Davis

After centuries of neglect, at last we have a popular yet well-sourced account of the Matthew Bible and the men who gave it to us. Ruth M. Davis gives a vivid and passionate account of the heroes who struggled and suffered to produce our seminal English Bible in 1537 – not only of the giant William Tyndale, but also the lesser-known Myles Coverdale and John Rogers. These three, with the help o... read more

After centuries of neglect, at last we have a popular yet well-sourced account of the Matthew Bible and the men who gave it to us. Ruth M. Davis gives a vivid and passionate account of the heroes who struggled and suffered to produce our seminal English Bible in 1537 – not only of the giant William Tyndale, but also the lesser-known Myles Coverdale and John Rogers. These three, with the help o... read more

Life's Too Short to Pretend You're Not Religious

David Dark

For many of us, the word "religious" immediately evokes thoughts of brainwashing, violence and eye-rubbingly tiresome conversations. Why not be done with it? David Dark argues that it's not that simple. The ease with which we put the label on others without applying it to ourselves is an evasion, a way of avoiding awareness of our own messy allegiances. Dark writes: "If what we believe is what... read more

For many of us, the word "religious" immediately evokes thoughts of brainwashing, violence and eye-rubbingly tiresome conversations. Why not be done with it? David Dark argues that it's not that simple. The ease with which we put the label on others without applying it to ourselves is an evasion, a way of avoiding awareness of our own messy allegiances. Dark writes: "If what we believe is what... read more

Paul Behaving Badly: Was the Apostle a Racist, Chauvinist Jerk?

E. Randolph Richards, Brandon J. O'Brien

The apostle Paul was kind of a jerk. He was arrogant and stubborn. He called his opponents derogatory, racist names. He legitimized slavery and silenced women. He was a moralistic, homophobic killjoy who imposed his narrow religious views on others. Or was he? Randolph Richards and Brandon O'Brien explore the complicated persona and teachings of the apostle Paul. Unpacking his personal history... read more

The apostle Paul was kind of a jerk. He was arrogant and stubborn. He called his opponents derogatory, racist names. He legitimized slavery and silenced women. He was a moralistic, homophobic killjoy who imposed his narrow religious views on others. Or was he? Randolph Richards and Brandon O'Brien explore the complicated persona and teachings of the apostle Paul. Unpacking his personal history... read more

Restoring the Soul of the University: Unifying Christian Higher Education in a Fragmented Age

Perry L. Glanzer, Nathan F. Alleman, Todd C. Ream

Has the American university gained the whole world but lost its soul? In terms of money, prestige, power, and freedom, American universities appear to have gained the academic world. But at what cost? We live in the age of the fragmented multiversity that has no unifying soul or mission. The multiversity in a post-Christian culture is characterized instead by curricular division, the professio... read more

Has the American university gained the whole world but lost its soul? In terms of money, prestige, power, and freedom, American universities appear to have gained the academic world. But at what cost? We live in the age of the fragmented multiversity that has no unifying soul or mission. The multiversity in a post-Christian culture is characterized instead by curricular division, the professio... read more

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Chara M
When you write your very first book, you want someone who will be patient and kind, and most of all detail-oriented. That's Rebecca. I was able to sit back and get all the feedback I needed every step of the way. Words can't describe how much her professionalism and communication helped me. Rebecca, if you get to see this review...know that I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart. You a...
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Chara M, July 2019

Rebecca Miller
Thank you for the wonderful review!

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