Elaine A. Heath (PhD, Duquesne University) is McCreless Assistant Professor of Evangelism and director of the Center for Advanced Study of Evangelism at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas. An ordained United Methodist minister, she has served several churches and has taught at several seminaries. She is also the coauthor of More Light on the Path.
"Elaine Heath has produced a remarkably creative work, linking the church's missional priority for evangelism with the neglected resources of the church's mystics. To do this, she confronts contemporary issues in ministry by opening a treasure trove of theological insight and mystical practices including both current innovations and past centuries of Christian devotion. Within these pages are both a vigorous challenge to the church and a way for robust spiritual renewal of the faith to flourish."William B. Lawrence, dean and professor of American church history, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University