"We walk by faith, not by sight."
That phrase has echoed through the ages. For Jennifer Rothschild, the words are much more than a simple verse in the Bible; they are a reflection of how she lives her life.
At the young age of fifteen, Jennifer was diagnosed with a rare, degenerative eye disease that would eventually steal her sight. It was more than a turning point for the Miami, Florida native. Her dreams of becoming a commercial artist and cartoonist faded. Words and music have replaced her canvas and palette for more than twenty-five years.
Jennifer's distinctive blend of speaking, music, and worship leadership has resulted in invitations across the country. She has made numerous appearances with Grammy Award winner Larnelle Harris, and noted authors Beth Moore, Henry Blackaby, Zig Ziglar, Esther Burroughs, and Nancy Leigh DeMoss. Rothschild has been a regular guest speaker with the popular Women of Faith. While she has been invited to ministry venues that fill stadiums, Jennifer's enjoys leading small groups of women and college students at her church home. Her mission is to encourage and equip women to have a tenacious faith.
Known for spiritual depth and a down-to-earth style, Jennifer weaves music, colorful illustrations, and biblical truth to help audiences find contentment, walk with endurance, and celebrate the ordinary. Through her signature wit and poignant storytelling, audiences are prompted to look beyond their circumstances, and to experience God's grace in the midst of adversity.
Jennifer's books include Lessons I Learned in the Dark (Multnomah), Fingerprints of God (Multnomah), and two video-enhanced bible studies, Fingerprints of God and Walking By Faith (both from LifeWay). In her newest book, Lessons I Learned in the Light, encourages Christians to progress from merely walking by faith to boldly running their races, regardless of circumstances. With the signature wisdom and inspirational spirit, Rothschild gently steers believers through the Scriptures, finding specific passages to help comfort, protect, and guide them as they navigate their personal faith walks.
In addition to her writing and speaking ministry, Jennifer is an accomplished songwriter and recording artist, with six albums to her credit including Walking by Faith, Along the Way, Out of the Darkness, Come to the Morning, Not by Sight, and Live In Concert. Jennifer's music was affirmed by the Gospel Music Association when her name appeared on the preliminary nominations for the Dove Award as New Artist of the Year.
She has been featured on notable television shows as The Hour of Power, TBN, At Home with Chuck and Jenny, Living the Life, and The 700 Club. Audience favorites include her guest appearances on Family Life Today Radio and Life Today with James and Betty Robison. Her life experience has been featured in numerous national and regional publications including Home Life, SpiritLed Woman, Connections, Virtue magazine, Becoming Family magazine, Miami Herald, Palm Beach Post.
Jennifer is also co-founder and publisher of the popular online magazine, WomensMinistry.NET. She resides in Springfield, Missouri with her husband of twenty years, Dr. Philip Rothschild, and their two sons, Clayton and Connor. She enjoys nature walks, visits to theme parks, and riding a bicycle built for two. She got a real charge singing the national anthem for the Atlanta Braves and bungee-jumping from seven and a half stories. In addition to collecting Depression glass and listening to books, she loves classical music, dark chocolate, and the fragrance of a hazelnut-coffee candle.
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Books:Self Talk, Soul Talk, September 2007
Lessons I Learned in the Dark, September 2002