Shadia was not raised in any one religion. As a matter of fact, her three parents (step-dad makes three) come from Muslim, Lutheran, and Jewish backgrounds. However, at the age of 30, she was personally challenged by the faith of several Christian friends. “Less than a year later, I met my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ – and have never looked back.”
In addition to receiving an MA in Biblical and Theological studies from Western Seminary, Shadia holds an MA in Criminal Justice and BA in Psychology from the State University of New York.
In 2010, Shadia published her first book, Nameless No More, and in 2014 released Worthy of Love: A Journey of Hope and Healing After Abortion, a story-driven Bible study for post-abortion healing recommended by Chip and Theresa Ingram.
Currently, Shadia is writing a Bible study based on the story of Hagar in Genesis, which is scheduled to be released in late 2016/early 2017. Shadia is often invited to speak at churches, women’s events, on the radio, and at pregnancy center fundraisers. In addition to writing books, her articles have been published in Christian Voice Magazine, The Secret Place, The Upper Room, and on the Christian Broadcast Network. Shadia currently lives in northern California where she serves on the Board of Directors for RealOptions Pregnancy Centers.
“Whether through speaking or writing, I love sharing the richness of God’s glorious Word for it is there where we discover God’s story beats in every heart.” – Shadia