Brenda Elizabeth Novack is an interdisciplinary scholar, writer, teacher, and certified holistic health practitioner. With thirteen years of post-secondary education yielding four university degrees (PhD, MA, MTS, and BA) as well as two college diplomas (CHHP, and Office Administrator) and several academic awards, Brenda has acquired a diverse array of knowledge, skills, and experience. During her university years, she alternated completing two degrees each in philosophy and theology, undertaking additional training and volunteer work in the areas of palliative care and bereavement counselling. Having earned her PhD in theology at Trinity College Dublin where she conducted a comprehensive and ground-breaking interdisciplinary study spanning the fields of history, ethics, politics, philosophy, and practical, mystical theology, Brenda went on to publish her first book entitled, A Double-Edged Sword: Jehanne d'Arc and Claims to Divine Sanction in Acts of War (2014). The work forms an in-depth study of Jehanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc), Nazi resister Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Adolf Hitler in the context of claims to divinely sanctioned violence, and warfare in particular. Her second book, born of her experience backpacking across northern Spain the following year on the medieval pilgrimage route known as the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, is an engaging, interactive, photographic, and philosophical work called, The Camino: A Walking Meditation; Images and Reflections (2017). Brenda has taught at Nipissing University, the Canadian Department of National Defence, ProLanguage SRL, and she has conducted seminars at Windsong School of Healing Ltd. She is also a freelance editor. Brenda is an avid traveler who loves the ocean, animals, drawing, reading, music, good laughter, and friends.