Luann Budd has taught writing at San Jose State University. She is the chair of the board of the network of evangelical women in ministry (www.newim.org) and is a frequent retreat speaker for organizations like NEWIM and The Springs Retreat. She is the author of Reflective Writing (now out of print). If you are a woman looking for a retreat that is designed specifically to help you grow deeper in your love for the Lord through the contemplative approaches IVP Formatio books describe (reflection, prayer, listening, silence, solitude, fasting, reading the Word), please join Luann at The Springs in California. See the NEWIM website (www.newim.org) for additional information.