Mike Yaconelli is the founder of Youth Specialities, an international organisation that trains and provides resources for more than 100,000 youth workers worldwide. He is the lay pastor of a small church "for people who don't like church", and a hugely popular speaker at Christian events such as Greenbelt and Brainstormers.
Don Yaeger is an award-winning speaker, business leadership coach, a nine-time New York Timesbestselling author, and longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated.
David Yallop is a highly regarded 'seeker of justice'; he has investigated, written and over-turned opinion with every book he has written. In 1983 he published In God's Name, which revealed the amazing truth behind the murder of John Paul I.
Suze Yalof Schwartz
Suze Yalof Schwartz is the founder and CEO of unplug meditation (www.unplugmeditation.com). Before becoming a spiritual entrepreneur, Suze enjoyed decades as a fashion editor, director, and stylist. She has worked at Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, and Glamour, and was a regular on many morning TV shows. Suze had an aha moment in late 2012 when she wanted to learn how to meditate and couldn't find a place that fit her schedule, budget, or aesthetic. So she decided to build it herself.
Irvin D. Yalom
Dr Irvin Yalom is an emeritus professor of psychiatry at Stanford University and the author of many books, including Creatures of a Day and the bestselling Love's Executioner. He and his wife, the author Marilyn Yalom, live in Palo Alto, California.
Philip Yancey is one of the most popular and acclaimed religious writers of our day. His searching and refreshingly honest books, which include FINDING GOD IN UNEXPECTED PLACES, SOUL SURVIVOR, PRAYER and WHAT GOOD IS GOD? have encouraged and inspired millions of people around the world.With a background in journalism, Philip admits that he prefers to ask the questions instead of answer them. This has led him through a path of re-discovering his faith and sharing that publicly through his writing in some of the most heart-felt and tried ways imaginable. A true wordsmith, a curator of language, Philip tackles difficult issues with an approach of 'this is what I've wrestled with and how I got through it so perhaps you might find it helpful too' making his reading incredibly engaging. Philip admits that he lost his faith in a racist church and made a living out of being a doubter and sceptic. After he came back to his faith, he wrote books about his journey by 'circling the edges' of common issues and eventually moving on to topics like Jesus, grace and most recently prayer.Billy Graham has said that there is no one in the evangelical world whom he admires more.
Writer Hilary Yancey examines the significance within ordinary aspects of everyday life. She earnestly and vividly explores the challenges and blessings of womanhood, marriage, and motherhood, and how these things as well as faith are impacted by the disability of a child. She is also a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at Baylor University. Hilary, her husband Preston, and her young son Jack live in Waco, TX. Her blog can be read at www.thewildlove.com.
Jin Yong is one of the world's bestselling writers, with more than 100 million of his works sold (not including unknown numbers of bootleg copies). He is beloved across China for his wuxia ("martial arts and chivalry) novels, which have given rise to film, television, comic book and video game adaptations. He was awarded an O.B.E. in 1981, and is one of two authors on the MacLehose list who have asteroids named in their honour (the other being Georges Perec).
John Young is a Canon of York Minster, and is perhaps best-known as the author of the classic THE CASE AGAINST CHRIST.
The daughter of a spirit medium, from her earliest memory Pamela lived in connection to the spirit world - a 'gift' that goes back many generations on the female line of her family. This gift intensified after a near death experience which occurred at a period of deep crisis in her family life. She experienced what it is to be light and love and returned to the earthly world knowing it was not her time to die, but fearless of death. Later, in her fifties, she experienced a nine-month period where, in meditation, she received messages, via words and visions, from beyond the veil about 'The Work of Light and Human Consciousness'.A graduate of English literature and philosophy, the grandmother of three is also a retired social worker who now devotes her time to spiritual development, enjoying meditation, walking in nature, silence and sending love out to the planet. From Lancashire, she also volunteers at The Monastery, Manchester, a beautiful temple of Light which awakens the spirit within.