Greg Garrett is the author of The Other Jesus: Rejecting a Religion of Fear for the God of Love, We Get to Carry Each Other: The Gospel according to U2, The Gospel according to Hollywood, The Gospel Reloaded (with Chris Seay), Holy Superheroes, Stories from the Edge: A Theology of Grief, and One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter; of the critically-acclaimed novels Cycling, Shame, and Free Bird (named by Publishers Weekly and the Denver Rocky Mountain News as one of the best first novels of 2002); and of the memoirs Crossing Myself and No Idea. Greg is also the writer of Mark, Hebrews, 1 and 2 Samuel, Amos, and other books of the Bible for The Voice scripture project. The Voice of Mark and The Voice of Hebrews have been published as stand-alone books.
The author of “Faithful Citizenship,” a weekly column at Patheos on religion and politics, Greg has written on narrative, culture, religion, and politics for many print and web publications including The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Poets & Writers, Christianity Today, and Relevant. He is a featured blogger for The Christian Century at www.theotherjesus.com.
Greg is Professor of English at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he has received university-wide teaching honors from both the administration and the student congress. At Baylor, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing, literature, film, and theology. A licensed lay preacher in the Episcopal Church, he is Writer in Residence at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, and at Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden, Wales.
Greg regularly speaks, gives readings, preaches, and leads workshops and retreats across the US and overseas, and is a frequent media guest who has appeared on National Public Radio, CBS Radio, BBC Radio, and The Bob Edwards Show. He lives in Austin with his sons Jake and Chandler.