History: Parchment to Pixel
Phyllis’s current career as a Christian author and speaker is really her third career. First she was a Latin and humanities professor at an art college. Then she was the founding editor of the religion department at Publishers Weekly.
Among her most notable books are The Divine Hours, which are seasonal books of daily prayer, and The Great Emergence, about the massive transition in which the church currently finds itself. A highly sought-after speaker, she has announced that she will retire from public speaking in 2014.
Five fast facts
- Lives with her husband on a farm in Lucy, Tennessee
- Raised nine children
- A lay Eucharistic minister and lector in the Episcopal church
- Was the academic dean to the Memphis College of Art
- Has an honorary LHD from the Berkeley Divinity School of Yale Divinity School and from North Park University