Born and raised in Ireland, Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a botanist, medical biochemist, agricultural researcher, lecturer, and self-proclaimed "renegade scientist" in the fields of botany, chemistry, horticulture, and indigenous plant medicine. She masterfully brings together all this science and her Celtic spiritual roots to her ongoing research, all of which she shares in her writings. She wrote A Garden for Life, Arboretum America, The Global Forest, and Arboretum Borealis.

Sister Helen Prejean, internationally-renowned author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States and The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions, was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Mary C. Earle is an Episcopal priest, spiritual director, retreat leader  who is the author of several books including Beginning Again: Benedictine Wisdom for Living with IllnessBroken Body, Healing Spirit: Lectio Divina and Living with Illness, and her latest book, Marvelously Made: Gratefulness and the Body.

Roberta C. Bondi is professor emerita of church history at Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

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