Author, "Grounded: Finding God in the World -- A Spiritual Revolution"
Diana Butler Bass is an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture. She holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and is the author of nine books, including <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Christianity-After-Religion-Spiritual-Awakening/dp/0062003739/ref=pd_sim_b_1" target="_hplink">Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening</a> <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Peoples-History-Christianity-Other-Story/dp/0061448702" target="_hplink">A People’s History of Christianity: the Other Side of the Story</a></em> (HarperOne, 2009). <em>Publishers Weekly</em> named her best-selling <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Christianity-Rest-Us-Neighborhood-Transforming/dp/0060859490/ref=pd_sim_b_1" target="_hplink">Christianity for the Rest of Us</a></em> as one of the best religion books of 2006.<br />
Diana speaks at college, churches, and conferences across North America. She regularly comments on religion, politics, and culture in the media including <em>USA Today</em>, <em>Time</em>, <em>Newsweek</em>, <em>The Washington Post</em>, CNN, FOX, PBS, and NPR. From 1995 to 2000, she wrote a weekly column on American religion for the <em>New York Times</em> Syndicate. She is a contributing editor for <em>Sojourners Magazine</em>. <br />
She can be contacted through her website at <a href="http://www.dianabutlerbass.com" target="_hplink">www.dianabutlerbass.com</a>.