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Michelle Van Loon

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Michelle Van Loon’s Jewish heritage, spiritual hunger, and storyteller’s sensibilities have been informing her writing and shaping her faith journey since she came to Christ at the tail end of the Jesus Movement.She is the author of five books, and has been a regular contributor at Christianity Today’s women’s blog and In Touch magazine. She's the co-founder of www.ThePerennialGen.com, a website for
midlife women and men.

She's been a church communications director, served on staff at Trinity International University, and serves as the U.S. Administrator for an educational ministry based in Jerusalem. cShe's married to Bill, and is mother to three and grandmother to two. Her writing focuses on issues of the church and spiritual formation.
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What a fun question, Marcia! I'm so glad you liked "Moments & Days"!

This is going to sound like a dodge, but honestly, it's not. My favorite book is the one I'm praying and dreaming of writing next. I cherish every single one of the books I've had the honor of writing. But if I was going to suggest a good follow-up to "Moments & Days" to a reader, it would be "Born to Wander" because it captures another facet of what it is to follow God here and now. (less)
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We wept. We fasted. We knelt in prayer. We stepped outside of our usual local church schedules and gatherings to join hands with other believers in our city. We gathered in sync with Christians across the nation to intercede for our shattered county. 


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