Barbara Brown Taylor has been an Avon lady, a cocktail waitress, a horseback riding instructor, and a hospital chaplain, but she finds her greatest joy in teaching world religions. A New York Times best-selling author, she is a professor of religion and spirituality at Piedmont College in rural Northeast Georgia. She is also a contributing editor of Sojourners, an at-large editor for The Christian Century, and an occasional commentator on Georgia Public Radio.
Barbara’s first book, Leaving Church, received widespread critical acclaim and was nominated for a 2006 Georgia Writers Association award. Her most recent book, Learning to Walk in the Dark, was a New York Times bestseller and won a 2015 Georgia Author of the Year award.
Barbara Brown Taylor’s mission is to help people live more fully in God’s love and grace, a life brimming with wonder and thankfulness. Her stories, her theology, and her sermons have been crafted with this goal in mind. She lives on a farm in rural Georgia with her husband Ed and their animals. She is available for interviews, lectures, and speaking engagements.