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My name is Ed Cyzewski (Cy-zes-ki), and I’m a Christian author and editor. I have a Master of Divinity, practice contemplative prayer, and serve on my church’s vestry (it’s like an elder board for Episcopal churches). When I’m not writing books, I work as a freelance writer and editor in Kentucky, just north of Nashville, TN.

I am the author of…

I have also written several books on writing and spirituality:

I regularly write about Christian living and prayer. In the past I have written for The High Calling, Christian TodayLeadership Journal (print), Patheos, and Christianity Today (online). I’m especially interested in writing about practicing contemplative prayer as an alternative to effort-based religion and digital distraction.

I have appeared on HuffPost Live, talking about evangelicals and politics. Hopefully we won’t repeat the mistakes of the 2016 election again.

I have a Master of Divinity degree, but I feel more like a beginner in divinity most days. I didn’t go into ministry because… introvert. Reading Richard Rohr and Thomas Merton has helped me accept all of that.

My guest post credits in the publishing industry include posts for leading bloggers such as Rachelle Gardner and Jane Friedman. My post, “Can You Promote a Book without Making Yourself Miserable?” has been featured in Digital Book World and The Passive Voice.

I provide book proposal evaluations and book editing for publishers and individuals. If you want to make my day, send me an email saying that I can mark up your precious little book project… (**Insert evil laugh here**)

I do not review books on my blog, but this post is full of ideas that will help authors with reviews and publicity.

My wife is a professor at a university in western Kentucky. I’m from Philadelphia and spent 6 years in New England. I have never lived this far south before. Consequently, I have never been in greater need of a passable bagel, a decent pizza, air conditioning, or an ice skating rink.

My interests include gardening, skiing, hiking, ice hockey, wood working, and oil pastels.

If I can help you with writing, editing, or publishing, contact me at edcyzewski (at) gmail (dot) com or jot a note on the contact page.

Thanks for dropping by,
Ed Cyzewski

My Brief Bio
Ed Cyzewski (MDiv Biblical Theological Seminary) is the author of Reconnect: Spiritual Restoration from Digital Distraction, Flee, Be Silent, Pray, A Christian Survival Guide, and Coffeehouse Theology. He works as a freelance writer and editor who has contributed to numerous magazines and book projects. He blogs about writing  and prayer at

By the way, I know some people are going to email me anyway about reviewing their books, but really… I don’t review books. However, this post is full of ideas that will help authors with reviews and publicity.

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  1. Hi Ed, Just wanted to say hi. I just found your site as I researched for my own blog. I plan to cite your June 16, 2017 blog about evangelicals and contemplative prayer. Will send to you when it comes out. Your work appeals to me. Congratulations on your ideas and books. Nice to meet you!


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