Amy Julia Becker
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Amy Julia Becker

Amy Julia Becker is an award winning author, writer and speaker. Her latest book is White Picket Fences: Turning toward Love in a World Divided by Privilege (NavPress, 2018). Her book A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny (Bethany, 2011) was named one of the Top Ten Religion Books of the Year by Publisher's Weekly. In it she writes about the first year of life with her daughter who was diagnosed with Down syndrome at birth. Amy Julia has a tricky "double name" - she goes by "Amy Julia" rather than just Amy. She spent the first 10 years of her life in North Carolina which is a part of the United States familiar with double names. Upon returning to the North East, she discovered that many people struggled with her double name, so at school she was usually called AJ. Amy Julia is an avid reader of books and consumer of podcasts. She is also an enneagram 1. She enjoys cooking for family and friends, hiking the trails of Western Connecticut, running, yoga, and spending time with her husband and three children. She blogs about culture, race, faith, justice, privilege, family, parenting, disability, and Down syndrome at www.amyjuliabecker.com/blog. Her essays have appeared on the in The New York Times, USA Today, ABCNews.com, Theatlantic.com, The Christian Century, Christianity Today, The Huffington Post, Parents.com and more. She has spoken at the Festival of Faith and Writing, and the Q Conference as well as many retreats, churches and schools. Amy Julia is a graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary and lives with her husband Peter and three children, Penny, William, and Marilee in Connecticut. Find out more at www.amyjuliabecker.com. Twitter and Instagram: @amyjuliabecker

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