Bonnie Thurston is an experienced retreat leader, New Testament scholar, and poet. She is a founding member and past president of the International Thomas Merton Society. A frequent contributor to popular and scholarly periodicals, she is author or editor of twenty-three theological books and seven collections of poetry.

Thurston earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Bethany College and master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Virginia. She has done post-doctoral work in the New Testament at Harvard Divinity School; Eberhard Karls University in Tuebingen, Germany; and the Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem. An ordained Protestant minister since 1984, Thurston taught at the university level for thirty years and has also served as a pastor at five churches and two overseas ministries. 

Thurston lives in West Virginia.

Books by Bonnie Thurston