Kent Nerburn


Kent Nerburn is the highly acclaimed author and editor of fourteen books on spiritual values and Native American themes. He has been hailed as “one of America’s living spiritual teachers” (Spirituality and Practice) and has been praised as “one of the few American writers who can respectfully bridge the gap between Native and non-Native cultures.” (Harper Collins Publishers).

Among his published books are Letters to My Son, Simple Truths, Small Graces, Ordinary Sacred, and Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace (from which the cab driver story is excerpted) as well as works about Native America, Chief Joseph and the Flight of the Nez Perce, Neither Wolf nor Dog, and The Wolf at Twilight.

He lives in northern Minnesota with his wife, journalist and educator Louise Mengelkoch. His website is

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