How Do We Know When It's God?by Dan Wakefield, William Solis
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A memoir of a ten-year period that began when a profound religious reawakening interrupted decades of atheism and hard-living. The unexpected challenge of maintaining his faith over the long haul brings Dan Wakefield to the realization that spirituality is not static and that each day holds the promise of renewal.
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Meet the Author
DAN WAKEFIELD is a novelist, journalist, and screenwriter who grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from Columbia College in New York City. His book, RETURNING: A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, was described by Bill Moyers as “one of the most important memoirs of the spirit I’ve ever read.” His books THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE: WRITING A SPIRITUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY and CREATING FROM THE SPIRIT: A PATH TO CREATIVE POWER IN ART AND LIFE grew out of workshops he leads at churches, synagogues, adult education centers, health spas and retreat centers throughout the country. His memoir HOW DO WE KNOW WHEN ITS GOD? continues the story of his spiritual quest.
His novels GOING ALL THE WAY and STARTING OVER were produced as feature films, and his memoir NEW YORK IN THE FIFTIES is the basis of a documentary of the same name, which was aired on the Sundance Channel and distributed as a DVD. Wakefield created and served as Story Consultant for the NBC prime time series “James at 15.”
He is the recipient of the Bernard DeVoto Fellowship at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, a National Endowment for the Arts award, a Rockefeller Foundation grant in Writing, and a Nieman Fellowship in Journalism at Harvard.
Wakefield served as Writer in Residence at Florida International University from 1994-2010, where he received the Faculty Award in Mentorship. He is currently on the faculty of the Low Residency MFA in Writing program at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina and continues leading his writing workshops around the country.
To learn more or to contact the author, please visit his website: www.danwakefield.com.
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