Esther Hizsa's self-published Stories of an Everyday Pilgrim ($16.95 Amazon 2015) contains vignettes, poems and essays about how the author experiences God in her day-to-day life. This work of creative non-fiction addresses questions people often ask about God and the Christian life: How does prayer work? How do I know God loves me? How do I love my neighbour, care for the earth, reconcile my past, deal with sin, and handle my feelings? 978-1-5146-7531-1 (paperback)

Esther Hizsa lives in Burnaby, B.C., with her husband, Fred. She has a Master of Divinity degree from Regent College, Vancouver, B.C. and worked for over twenty years as an associate pastor-first in the United Church of Canada and then in the Canadian Reformed Church in America. She offers spiritual direction (trained through SoulStream) and co-facilitates SoulStream's spiritual formation course, Living from the Heart. Her writing has been published in Journey toward Home: Soul Travel from Advent to Lent (edited by Kristin Carroccino and Christine Sine); Pacific Yachting and Mennonite Herald magazines; and various blogs, including her own: An Everyday Pilgrim.

[BCBW 2016]