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Author Stephen W. Hiemstra lives in Centreville, Virginia with Maryam, his wife of more than thirty-five years. Together, they have three grown children.


Stephen worked as an economist for twenty-seven years in more than five federal agencies, where he published numerous government studies, magazine articles, and book reviews. Check for a complete listing of volumes available in a library near you.


He wrote his first book, A Christian Guide to Spirituality in 2014. In 2015, he translated and published a Spanish edition, Una Guía Cristiana a la Espiritualidad. In 2016, he wrote a second book, Life in Tension, which also focuses on Christian spirituality. A Spanish edition appeared in 2021—Vida en Tensión. In 2017, he published a memoir, Called Along the Way. In 2018, he published a Spiritual Trilogy (an eBook compilation) and his first hardcover book, Everyday Prayers for Everyday People. In 2019, he published Simple Faith. In 2020, he published Living in Christ, which is the fifth and most recent book in his Christian spirituality series—a sixth is expected in early 2023. In 2021, he published his debut novella, Masquerade, and rewrote it as a screenplay under the title: Brandishing the Blue. In 2022, he translated and published his first book in German: Ein Christlicher Leitfaden zur Spiritualität.


Stephen has a Masters of Divinity (MDiv, 2013) from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. His doctorate (PhD, 1985) is in agricultural economics from Michigan State University. He studied in Puerto Rico and in Germany, and speaks Spanish and German.


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