About J. Dana Trent

The Rev. J. Dana Trent is an award-winning author, speaker, minister, and teacher. She is a graduate of Duke Divinity School and adjunct faculty member at Wake Technical Community College, where she teaches World Religions and Critical Thinking.

Her work has appeared on Time.com, The Christian Century, The Huffington Post, Patheos, and Sojourners. Her second book, For Sabbath’s Sake: Embracing Your Need for Rest, Worship, and Community, will be released October 1, 2017, by Upper Room Books. Her debut book, Saffron Cross: The Unlikely Story of How a Christian Minister Married a Hindu Monk (Fresh Air Books, 2013) chronicles her interfaith marriage to Fred. She loves naps with cats, vegetarian food, and teaches weight-lifting for the YMCA.

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