J. Brent Bill


J. Brent Bill is a writer, retreat leader, and Quaker minister. His most recent books include Sacred Compass: The Way of Spiritual Discernment (2012), Finding God in the Verbs: Crafting a Fresh Language of Prayer (co-authored with Jennie Isbell, 2015), Life Lessons from a Bad Quaker (2016), and Beauty, Truth, Life, and Love: Four Essentials for the Abundant Life (2019). Bill is also the author of more than one hundred short stories, nonfiction articles, and the popular blog Holy Ordinary. He lives on Ploughshares Farm, fifty acres of Indiana farmland that is being reclaimed for native hardwood forests and warm season prairie grasses.

Festival Years: 2012, 2014, 2016