Who is Lucy Marfleet?
I am an author, encourager and educator. I think widely and try to tell the truth in imaginative ways.
I care deeply about family life, food, finding patterns and faith lived out through social justice. My husband Matthew and I have two children: Elizabeth (born 2007), known as Lily and Joseph (born 2010) and we live near Cambridge in England. I am currently working on devotionals and a fiction manuscript which is academically informed.
I have degrees in Theology from Durham University and the International Baptist Theological Seminary (Biblical Studies). I am also a trained teacher and have worked in schools and prisons. My writing stems from a passion for the Old Testament and for those on the edges. I wrote a personal blog at jamandgiraffes from 2006 until 2018 and love writing and thinking about words and language.
As well as writing, I now work as a part-time tutor for Spurgeon’s College on their Equipped to Minister course for lay preachers and ministers, based near Cambridge.
What have you published?
As well as my blogs and the occasional guest blog, I have been featured in the Mothers’ Union Families First website with a series of 12 ‘interviews’ with biblical characters. I also occasionally speak and preach.
I have a piece published in the Association of Christian Writers’ Lent Book: New Life: Reflections for Lent, released 2018, and a poem in their Christmas book, Merry Christmas Everyone. (Click on the images to take you to the Amazon links.)
What are you working on?
My writing takes the form of poetry, devotionals, fiction and journalism. As new projects appear, I will be sure to release details on this blog.