Jana Riess

Jana Riess

The former Religion Book Review Editor for Publishers Weekly, Jana Riess holds degrees in religion from Wellesley College and Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in American religious history from Columbia University. She speaks often to media about issues pertaining to religion in America, and has been interviewed by the Associated Press, Time, Newsweek, People, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and Newsday, among other print publications, as well as “Voice of America,” the Today show, and NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “Talk of the Nation.”

Selected Bibliography:
American Pilgrimage: Sacred Journeys and Spiritual Destinations
What Would Buffy Do: The Vampire Slayer as Spiritual Guide
The Spiritual Traveler Boston and New England: A Guide to Sacred Sites and Peaceful Places

Articles by this Author

Anne Rice Returns to her Faith

Advent Calendars for Grown-Ups

A PBS Requiem for Thomas Merton

Help! Facebook is a Better Christian Than I Am

Whatever Happened to Tithing?

Welcome, All Hallow´s Eve


The Da Vinci Code

How Green Is My Bible?