Lynne Bundesen has written and photographed for publications in the United States, Asia and Europe. She spent four years in China, the Philippines and Thailand, covering the fall of Madame Mao and The Gang of Four, The Marcos regime and the auto-genocide in Cambodia. She is the author of seven books addressing religious and political issues and a three-time winner of the Angel Religion in Media Award for her syndicated column on Women and Religion. Her most recent book is The Feminine Spirit: Recapturing the Heart of Scripture (Jossey-Bass, 2007). She was the manager of the Microsoft Network Religion Communities (1995-2000) and was the spiritual expert for DrWeil.com. From 2000 to 2003, she taught writing at the Boston Theological Institute - the consortium of Boston area Divinity Schools. She has lived in Hong Kong, Thailand, The Philippines, England, France, Sweden and Norway and the U.S. and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.