Tags: Christian Fiction; Pastoral Care; Playwriting

Walter Wangerin, Jr.

Children, Fiction, Spirituality, Theology

The author of over 40 books, Walt Wangerin Jr. is a writer who focuses on issues of faith and spirituality in works spanning from fiction and children’s stories to essays, poetry, and biblical exposition. His debut novel, The Book of the Dun Cow, won the National Book Award as well as the New York Times Best Children’s Book of the Year. His wide-ranging books include Jesus: A Novel; Ragman and Other Cries of Faith; Letters from the Land of Cancer; The Book of God; The Absolutely, Relatively Inaccessible; and his latest release, Wounds Are Where Light Enters. Wangerin earned the Christian Book Best Fiction award for both The Book of God and Paul: A Novel.

Wangerin’s professional life has been as varied as his books: he has been a speaker for the Lutheran Vespers radio program, a pastor of an inner-city church, and a book reviewer. He is now a senior research professor with appointments in both the English and theology departments at Valparaiso University.

On ‘Everlasting Is the Past’ | interview | Unsettled Christianity

A Studio Conversation with Walt Wangerin Jr. | interview | Moody Bible Institute

A Chronicle of Hopeful Dying | review | Christianity Today

Sweet Mysteries of Life | interview | Homecoming Magazine

Festival Years: 2000, 2006, 2012, 2018