Eric Swanson is a missional leadership specialist with Leadership Network, leading initiatives with externally focused churches that are missionally engaging their communities, cities, and the world.nbsp; He is coauthor of The Externally Focused Church (Group, 2004), The Externally Focused Life nbsp;(Group, 2009), and The Externally Focused Quest nbsp;(Jossey Bass, 2010). He lives in Louisville, Colorado, with his wife, Liz, and enjoys reading, blogging, photography, cooking, travel, and good coffee.
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, celebrated Tibetan Buddhist master and author of the internationally acclaimedThe Joy of Living, is deeply versed in the practical and philosophical disciplines of the ancient tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He is perhaps best known for his accessible style, his self-deprecating humor, and his ability to address human weakness with deeply personal understanding and compassion. For more information about Yongey Mingyur, his teachings, and his activities around the world, visit www.mingyur.org . Eric Swanson is coauthor ofThe Joy of Living. A graduate of Yale University and the Juilliard School, he is the author of the novelsThe Greenhouse EffectandThe Boy in the Lake. After converting to Buddhism in 1995, he cowroteKarmapa, The Sacred Prophecyand authoredWhat the Lotus Said, both of which focus on Buddhism within Tibet.