Deborah Bowen

Deborah Bowen lives in Hamilton, ON, and teaches English at Redeemer University College. She has become increasingly aware of the call to live within the ancient and continuing Story, and of the impoverishment of those for whom the present is the only significant reference point. She sees postmodernity as a time of hope and new possibilities for the Kingdom Story.

Deborah’s husband John is Director of the Institute for Evangelism in Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto; their two kids are both outside-the-box creative people with dear and much beloved spouses, and the grandchildren so far seem to have all the same genes.

Contemporary Fiction and a Longing for the Miraculous

"I don't want realism! I want magic!" —Tennessee Williams


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