Wayne-Daniel Berard, PhD, is an educator, poet, writer, shaman, and sage. An adoptee and former Franciscan seminarian, he undertook an adoption search that led to the discovery and embrace of his Jewishness. Wayne-Daniel is a Peace Chaplain, an interfaith clergy person, and former college chaplain. His chapbook, The Man Who Remembered Heaven, won the New Eden Award in 2003. He publishes broadly in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, including When Christians Were Jews (That Is Now), subtitled Recovering the Lost Jewishness of Christianity with the Gospel of Mark (Cowley Publications, 2006), a novel, The Retreatants (Smashwords, 2012), a chapbook, Christine Day, Love Poems (Kittacuck Press 2016), and a novella, Everything We Want (Bloodstone Press, 2018). His latest published full-length works are in poetry, The Realm of Blessing (Unsolicited Press, 2020) and Art of Enlightenment (Kelsay Books, 2021), in mystery fiction, Noa(h) and the Bark, in short fiction The Lives and Spiritual Time of C.I. Abramovich, and in novella, Fall of the Medes (Alien Buddha Press, 2021). He is the co-founding editor of Soul-Lit, an online journal of spiritual poetry (www.soul-lit.com). Wayne-Daniel lives in Mansfield, MA with his wife, The Lovely Christine.
Paperback: 36 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (April 25, 2022)