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Author Archives: Jana Riess
About Jana Riess
Since 2008, Jana Riess has been an acquisitions editor in the publishing industry, primarily acquiring in the areas of religion, history, popular culture, ethics, and biblical studies. From 1999 to 2008, she was the Religion Book Review Editor for Publishers Weekly, and continues to write freelance articles and reviews for PW as well as other publications.
She holds degrees in religion from Wellesley College and Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in American religious history from Columbia University. She speaks often to media about issues pertaining to religion in America, and has been interviewed by the Associated Press, Time, Newsweek, People, the Boston Globe, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and Newsday, among other print publications, as well as “Voice of America,” the "Today" show, MSNBC, and NPR’s “All Things Considered,” “Tell Me More,” and “Talk of the Nation.”
She is the author, co-author, or editor of books including The Twible: All the Chapters of the Bible in 140 Characters or Less . . . Now with 68% More Humor!; Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor; What Would Buffy Do? The Vampire Slayer as a Spiritual Guide; Mormonism for Dummies; and The Writer’s Market Guide to Getting Published. She blogged for Beliefnet before coming to RNS in 2012.
President Uchtdorf’s talk yesterday went a long way toward softening, if not erasing, some Mormons’ decades-old fear of professional history.
Need some daily reading to inspire you during Lent? Here are five suggestions, including a book from Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
What are Mormons missing when we ignore Ash Wednesday and Lent, or avoid visual depictions of the cross?
The New York Times explores how sister missionaries are changing the future of Mormonism — not just for women, but for the Church.
1980s icons Cary Elwes and Christopher Lloyd have signed on to appear in the Mormon-produced cable series “Granite Flats.”