Marilyn McEntyre is a writer, teaches part-time in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, and offers retreats and workshops around the country. She is a Fellow at the Gaede Institute, Westmont College. Her more recent books include Word by Word: A Daily Spiritual Practice; A Faithful Farewell; A Long Letting Go; What’s in a Phrase? – Pausing Where Scripture Gives You Pause; and Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies, all from Eerdmans. She lives in northern California. A new book, Make a List: How a Simple Practice Can Change Our Minds and Open Our Hearts is forthcoming in spring 2018.