Marci is a married mother of two and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Her husband Arnie put her through college at the ripe old age of 30 since she squandered her youth on wild living in the far country. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Middle Tennessee State University but she considers herself more of a theology nerd. She was a women’s Bible study teacher at Community Bible Church in Nashville, Tennessee, for many years. During that time she also led a monthly chapel service for women at the Nashville Rescue Mission (the Hope Center, for recovering addicts) and has been a guest speaker for women’s events and retreats. After a season of illness, she turned to writing.
Marci’s passion is to talk to people and write about the power of the gospel as it applies to our everyday lives—to be freed from legalism that we are so easily drawn to and the fear of man that blinds us to what true righteousness is. “The righteous will live by faith” (Romans 1:17). She is the author of Grace is Free: One Woman’s Journey From Fundamentalism to Failure to Faith, and two Bible study guides: But He Gives Us More Grace: A Study in the Book of James and At His Feet: A Guided Study Through the Gospel of John.
You can find more of Marci’s writing at her blog www.marcipreheim.com, on Facebook and Twitter at @MarciPreheim, and on the podcast Fundyland Sees Red (on Twitter @sees_red) that she cohosts with Sarah Taras.Personal Site
Books by Marci Preheim
Articles By Marci Preheim
The Gospel and Motherhood
Tuesday November 14, 2017christian life • relationships •
If “God’s kindness leads us to repentance” (Romans 2:4), why had I ever believed my anger would lead my kids there?
Tuesday October 31, 2017christian life •
“The good old days” have never existed in Christianity. Every generation has bucked against salvation by grace through faith in one way or another. Even with the Apostles at the helm, the draw back to self-righteousness and law-keeping was a constant temptation (see Acts 15 and Galatians 2).
Don’t Rot the Gospel
Tuesday October 3, 2017christian life •
The thing about rot is that it festers, spreads, and becomes a toxic, uncoverable problem. You can keep it buried for a while, but it permeates and eventually infects everything around it.
Can’t Keep Your Crazy To Yourself
Thursday September 14, 2017christian life •
People cannot keep their crazy to themselves. Eventually it bubbles to the surface and brings out the crazy hiding within other people.
Learning Through Joy
Tuesday August 15, 2017christian life •
Rules and laws don’t change our desires. Shame doesn’t motivate us. Accountability partners turn us all into liars. These things may change our behavior temporarily, but only until our desires bubble up and overrule them.
The Benefits of Preaching Law
Thursday July 27, 2017grace 101 •
Ahhhhhhh, towing the line, having a foot in both camps, tossing a bone to legalists for appeasement, riding the fence. Throw in a side helping of law with that gospel order. All of this is evidence of the fear of man.
The Search For Safety
Thursday July 6, 2017christian life •
In the same way that Peter was able to walk on water as long as his eyes were on Jesus but then sank as he turned his gaze to the tumult around him, we lose sight of our real Savior too.
Move In with a Prophet
Thursday June 8, 2017scripture •
My past experiences with James have come in the form of lessons from other people interpreting the book for me. I recall a lesson here on taming tongues, and a lesson there on the importance of caring for widows and orphans. Whenever you break up a book of the Bible into pieces, this is what it can become—lessons in moral living.