Episode 011 - Dr. Gary Neal Hansen on writing, publishing, and winning awards
Dr. Gary Neal Hansen on writing, publishing, and winning awards
Gary Neal Hansen is a writer, speaker, and online teacher who is passionate about mining the best of Christian history to make wise disciples today. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife and two children. After earning his Ph.D. in Church History/History of Christian Doctrine at Princeton Theological Seminary, he spent seventeen years as a professor of Church History at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque Iowa. He's also an ordained Presbyterian minister and pastored a small church in New Jersey for five years.
He is best known as the author of the award-winning book Kneeling with Giants: Learning to Pray with History's Best Teachers (InterVarsity, 2012). His self-published books include Love Your Bible: Finding Your Way to the Presence of God with a 12th-Century Monk, which is an introduction to the ancient Christian spiritual discipline of "lectio divina" or "divine reading," and a Christmas Play for churches using the biblical text of the stories of the coming of Jesus from Matthew, Luke, and John. He has other non-fiction books in the works but is currently most passionate about self-publishing fiction.
In today's interview with Dr. Gary Neal Hansen, we discuss writing, publishing, and winning a writing award. We compare the pros and cons of traditional and self-publishing for Christian writers. We also discuss his interest in writing fiction.