I am a co-editor (with Kathryn Gin Lum and Mark Noll) of the Library of Religious Biography series, published by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. Started in the early 1990s, the LRB series includes a number of award-winning books, from Harry S. Stout’s The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism to Nancy Koester’s Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Spiritual Life. The series is aimed at a crossover audience of scholars, students, and educated readers who find in biography an inviting point of entry into broader religious histories. We are always open to pitches for new books in the series. Don’t hesitate to reach out via e-mail to heath.carter@valpo.edu.

Some of the projects currently in the pipeline:

–Cara Burnidge on Elizabeth Cady Stanton
–Candy Brown on Francis MacNutt
–Noah Toly on Jacques Ellul
–Mark Mulder and Gerardo Martí on Robert H. Schuller
–Ralph Craig III on Tina Turner
–Vernon Mitchell Jr. on Aretha Franklin
–Daniel Silliman on Richard Nixon
–Nancy Koester on Sojourner Truth
–Jack Holl on Dwight D. Eisenhower
–Miles Smith on Andrew Jackson
–Chris Gehrz on Charles Lindbergh
–Jonathan Root on Oral Roberts
–John D. Wilsey on John Foster Dulles
–Anne Blue Wills on Ruth Bell Graham
–John Fry on Laura Ingalls Wilder
–Gary Scott Smith on Winston Churchill

For more on the #ReligiousBio series, check out this conversation with co-editors Heath W. Carter and Kathryn Gin Lum, sponsored by the University of Notre Dame’s Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism: