Her first book on Christian hospitality, Open Heart Open Home, has sold more than 650,000 copies, and her work has been awarded several national prizes. With a background in daily radio, television and publishing, Karen is crucially involved in the issues of the times—working to develop micro-enterprise projects, relating current culture to issues of concern to Christian men and women, and keeping a critical eye on developments in the arts.
Hungry Souls serves as a developmental laboratory to design and test tools for spiritual growth. Karen is involved in developing retreats of silence and in training retreat leaders. She has overseen some 240 Listening Groups in the last four years.
She is in the process of developing an Internet-based / teleconferencing mentoring approach for Wannabe (Better) Writers on writing personal memoirs.
Karen and her husband live in West Chicago, Ill., and have four adult children, all married, and eight grandchildren. This blog is a compendium of her opinions on everyday events and experiences. Karen is an avid gardener, a developing mixed-media artist, an avid book-lover, and DVD fan. She is passionate about cross-cultural issues, environmental concerns, and is intrigued by the impact of globalization on our world.