J. Dana Trent

Journalism, Spirituality

The Rev. J. Dana Trent is a graduate of Duke Divinity School and professor of World Religions and Critical Thinking at Wake Tech Community College. An ordained Baptist minister and former hospital chaplain, Trent is also the award-winning author of books on holistic wellness and multi-faith spiritual practices: One Breath At a Time: A Skeptic’s Guide to Christian Meditation (2019), For Sabbath’s Sake: Embracing Your Need for Rest, Worship, and Community (2017), and Saffron Cross: The Unlikely Story of How a Christian Minister Married a Hindu Monk (2013). Her fourth book, Dessert First: Preparing for Death While Savoring Life (2019) chronicles lessons on life, death, and grief from the bedsides of the dying, including Trent’s own mother. 

Festival Years: 2018

Recommended Reading

For Sabbath’s Sake

Saffron Cross