April Love Fordham


Christian - Bible Study

April wakes up every morning and asks the Spirit what love mischief they will accomplish together that day. So far that question has led her to take Jesus seriously by trying her best to live out Jesus’s radical, counter-cultural message. She finds joy in working for peace and social justice, caring for the poor and the oppressed, embracing human diversity and equality, questioning religious tradition and culture (including and especially Christianity), and living as a good steward of the earth.

The tiny seedling of an idea urged April to do  more to make the world a better place. So she left the corporate world and went to seminary to search for answers and become a pastor. Her first collection, Disorderly Parables Bible Studies, wraps modern day parables around a book of scripture helping readers to see its immediate application to living life as the servant of Christ.

“James in the Suburbs,” awarded five stars by the Reader’s Favorite Review and the 2019 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal for Christian Devotion/Study, uses the antics of a soul searching, fun loving suburban Bible study group to illustrate the teachings of the Epistle of James. 

“St Francis and the Christian Life” uses the fascinating, mystical life of St. Francis to illustrate the lessons found in the Epistle to the Galatians. It looks at the question: “How do we live the Christian Life?” 

“Dismantling Injustice” uses the story of an African-American congressman coming to age during the civil rights movement to illustrate the Song of Solomon.

The Song of Solomon is an ancient Hebrew opera found in the Old Testament. It was written as a rallying cry to the Northern Kingdom, encouraging the inhabitants to resist King Solomon’s unjust rule.


James in the Suburbs: A Disorderly Parable of the Epistle of James is written for Christians who want to deepen their faith and it shows the link between faith and charity and how surrendering to the demands of faith transforms us into people who make a difference in our communities. It is beautifully written, inspiring and filled with engaging stories. A book that offers great material for Bible study and personal reflection. This book teaches you what to do when it is challenging living the faith.

Reviewed By Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite

James in The Suburbs

"April Love-Fordham's Disorderly Parables Series resonates with the women's lives in our Bible study group. She stretches us beyond our comfort zone to prayerfully consider our fellow humankind. . . . We highly recommend her books for your next study."" --Stephanie Yuicus, St. Catherine's Women's Bible Study Leader "

St Francis and The Christian Life

Dismantling Injustice

An engaging and potentially life-altering encounter with the Song of Songs. In Dismantling Injustice, April Love-Fordham combines serious Bible study, spiritual development, and Christian ethics. While this is a good book for individual study and reflection, I suspect it will be especially powerful when used in a small group setting. I, for one, can't wait to convene such a group.
--Rebecca M. Blackwell, Retired Executive Presbyter, PC (USA); Steward of the Mysteries; Minister of Reconciliation

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