John Pattison is an author, community advocate, grant writer, and nonprofit consultant who leads The Resourceful Community, a blog that connects community leaders to the resources of community flourishing. He is the coauthor of Slow Church and Besides the Bible: 100 Books that Have, Should, or Will Create Christian Culture. Formerly the managing editor of CONSPIRE Magazine and deputy editor of the Burnside Writers Collective, Pattison's essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in Relevant, Books & Culture, and the Englewood Review of Books. He is also a voting member of the National Book Critics Circle. He lives with his wife, Kate, and their two daughters in Oregon's Mid-Willamette Valley.