Award-winning Bible study author, Erica Wiggenhorn is a California girl who resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and two children.
After she became a Jesus follower at age 14, everyone told her that to be a good Christian girl she would need to have a “quiet time”. Most aquainted with her know still, quiet, and Erica are not synonymous. “I struggled to spend time in God’s Word—to be still and listen. The Bible did not make one lick of sense to me as a city girl. I had never seen a yoke, oxen, wheat fields or fig trees. I had no idea what Jesus was talking about half the time and reading the Bible was a struggle. I certainly couldn’t apply it to my life personally as a teenager. I cried out to God, ‘How am I supposed to follow you when I can’t even understand you?’”
God answered Erica’s cry by giving her a love for His Word and an abundance of teachers to guide her. Not only did she grow to understand God’s Word, she developed a passionate desire to see women come to the feet of Jesus and fall in love with the Scriptures. Little did she know that God was grooming her to write Bible studies to assist women in their search for Truth.
Her first study, Ezekiel: Every Life Positioned for Purpose took fifteen months to write and another ten to self-publish. When asked if she had any advice for writers who are struggling with their first book, she said, “Set aside an hour or two a day and do the work. Nothing worth anything comes easy.”
Erica’s newest Bible study, Unexplainable Jesus: Rediscovering the God You Thought You Knew will be released June 4th, 2019 by Moody Publishers.
“The very first book of the Bible I ever studied after coming to the cross was the gospel of Luke. Now, all of these years later I get to write a study and teach through Luke’s gospel. My prayer is that I can finish taping the live teaching lessons for Unexplainable Jesus with excellence and that people who don’t know Jesus will realize Who He Is and those who have known Him for a long time will fall more in love with Him than they ever thought possible.”
“Paul describes Luke as ‘the beloved physician’ (Colossians 4:14). Luke’s scientific mind leaves him presenting the facts logically and articulately. His compassion, as one who cares for the sick, bursts through his writing as he paints his characters in living color, full of emotion. As a physician, Luke has a heart for the suffering and the downcast. His profession of assessing patients and diagnosing them day in and day out causes him to look beyond the surface and to discover the heart of an individual, the emotional and spiritual covered by the physical. This is Luke’s writing style. He invites us to examine Jesus, not just on the surface, but more deeply— to discover how unexplainable He truly is.” —Unexplainable Jesus: Rediscovering the God You Thought You Knew