Betsy Schwarzentraub

Rev. Dr. Betsy Schwarzentraub is the author of Tossed In Time: Steering By the Christian Seasons, Growing Generous Souls: Becoming Grace-Filled Stewards, Stewardship: Nurturing Generous Living, and Afire with God: Becoming Spirited Stewards.

Betsy has published more than 1,000 articles across North America and was a contributing author to thirteen other books. With forty years of pastoring and stewardship ministry, she has also been an editor of religious and secular newspapers. Her home website,, offers hundreds of blogs on Christian living. provides a group study guide, weeks of devotions, and more.

        Tossed In Time: Steering by the Christian Seasons introduces people to the Christian worship seasons to help them reshape a sense of time after pandemic isolation and uncertain reopenings. The book describes each season through Peter’s walk with Jesus on the storm. It offers reflection questions and at-home activities to help readers live each day with renewed meaning.

        Growing Generous Souls: Becoming Grace-Filled Stewards invites us to stop racing from one activity to another and instead focus on being rather than compulsive doing and consuming. Reflection questions and resources can help individuals and communities experience stewardship as a sparkling, lifelong, whole-life adventure.

        Stewardship: Nurturing Generous Living gives church leaders practical, measurable steps to build a culture of generosity and names essential elements for a stewardship plan in your church. This booklet gives a context for financial giving and offers ways to implement and guide your stewardship ministry.

        Afire With God: Becoming Spirited Stewards describes stewardship as whatever we do with what God has entrusted to us, including this world, our passions, time and abilities, our possessions, relationships, and lives. The book is loaded with year-round practices for Christian leaders.