Stephanie Dowrick, PhD, has the rare distinction of writing critically acclaimed, much-loved best sellers. Her books include Choosing Happiness, Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love, Creative Journal Writing, The Universal Heart, In the Company of Rilke, Seeking the Sacred, The Almost-Perfect Marriage and Everyday Kindness. Her most recent books are The Moon Shines Out of the Dark, a picture book for children illustrated by Anne Spudvilas, and the highly-praised Heaven on Earth: Timeless Prayers of Wisdom and Love.
Formerly a publisher (and founder of The Women’s Press, London), and also a trained psychotherapist, Stephanie Dowrick writes and teaches on some of the most significant issues of our time. Her particular gift is anticipating readers' 'big questions' and writing about them in ways that are encouraging and transformative. She also writes widely in the Australian media. She was Inner Life columnist for Good Weekend Magazine 2001-2010, and has been a frequent guest on ABC Radio for many years. She was ordained in 2005 as an Interfaith Minister, is an Adjunct Fellow at the University of Western Sydney, co-hosts the Universal Heart Book Club, is active on social media, and is a highly-regarded speaker and workshop leader in Australia and New Zealand. Since 2006 she has led popular, spiritually inclusive services at Pitt Street Uniting Church in Sydney. Stephanie also teaches courses at the Faber Writing Academy.